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Apply for a South East Water Community Grant

Thanks for your interest in our Community Grants Program.

We're proud to support communities right across our service region by making important community projects and initiatives possible.

The grants were initially funded by a promise we made in our Five-Year Customer Commitment 2018–23 to support local communities impacted by sewer spills. This year we’re opening our grants program to even more community groups within our service region – whether your group has been impacted by a sewer spill or not.

Opening and closing dates

Applications are now open and close at 5pm on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 (AEDT).

Find out if you're eligible

Your community group should:
  • meet our defined definition of 'community group'
  • align with our stated vision and values
  • be located within our service area, or support another community group delivering services within our service area; and
  • deliver services that positively support our local community within one or more of the following community pillars: affordability; health and liveability; environment; water security and literacy

You can find more detail in our criteria.

What we'll fund

Eligible community or charitable organisations can apply for grants of between $500 and $10,000 to fund:
  • Capital works
  • Events
  • Recreational/environmental programs
  • Equipment to enable community initiatives

What to read before you apply

You’ll need to read the terms and conditions and FAQs.

You might also like to read the application questions before you apply. You can read the questions by clicking the tabs at the top of the application page after completing the ‘Eligibility’ page.

Start your application

It should take you about 30 minutes to complete your application.

Things to know:
  • You can save and go back to your application at any time before you submit it.
  • To save your application, click on the 'Save' button at the bottom of the application page and follow the instructions to save your work. Clicking this button won’t submit your application.
  • When you’re ready to submit your application click on the 'Submit Application' button on the last page of the application.

We're here to help

We’re looking forward to learning about how your group is helping to support our communities through improved bay health and projects that support communities in the areas of affordability, environment, health and liveability, water security and literacy.

If you have any questions or need help completing the application form please email