Grant Opportunities

Sydney Water: Community Grants Program (Australia)

Sydney Water: Community Grants Program (Australia)


Deadline: 30-Jun-21

Sydney Water is calling for ideas on improving water knowledge in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and the Illawarra to provide value to Sydney Water, its customers, partners, and the community, by aligning with the following themes and project types to increase water knowledge in the community.

Open Call for Young Leaders advancing SRHR. Deadline to apply: 15 July 2021

Human Rights Initiative for supporting Women ($20,000 Grants). Deadline to apply: 1 September 2021

Top Dutch Donors that fund internationally to improve livelihoods in communities

One-time Microgrant for NGO Projects that generate Social Impact. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

$15,000-$25,000 Funding for Women and Children living in Extreme Poverty. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Seed Grant for Grassroots Organizations and Women-led Initiatives. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Grants to support NGOs working to end the HIV Epidemic. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

Fellows will receive Project and Connect Fund to address Water-related Issues

Apply for Project Funding in areas of Art and Culture (Arab Region)

This Call is offering Seed Money to Research Projects in Africa

Global Humanitarian Initiative seeks applications from anywhere in the world

Unrestricted Grants for improving Health Equity and reducing Health Disparities among Vulnerable Communities

New funding for Small NGOs to fight Infectious Diseases

Grants for Innovative Projects to improve Humanitarian Response

Call for empowering Social Entrepreneurs that are working to achieve the SDGs

Themes

Grassroots advocacy: Build a thriving, sustainable and liveable city through partnerships, collaboration, and/or place-based learning where the community can engage in open conversation.
Water for the future: Equip communities with the knowledge to participate in decision making on their future services by improving understanding of the urban water cycle.
Liveable cities: Build a resilient and water sensitive Greater Sydney through projects that support healthy waterways, cool green open spaces, and deliver health, cultural, social, economic, heritage and/or environmental benefits.
Funding Information

Sydney Water’s Community Water Literacy Grants Program (Program) will offer grants of up to $10,000 per project to improve water knowledge in their community.
Types of projects funded

Open Call for Young Leaders advancing SRHR. Deadline to apply: 15 July 2021

Human Rights Initiative for supporting Women ($20,000 Grants). Deadline to apply: 1 September 2021

Top Dutch Donors that fund internationally to improve livelihoods in communities

One-time Microgrant for NGO Projects that generate Social Impact. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

$15,000-$25,000 Funding for Women and Children living in Extreme Poverty. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Seed Grant for Grassroots Organizations and Women-led Initiatives. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Grants to support NGOs working to end the HIV Epidemic. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

Fellows will receive Project and Connect Fund to address Water-related Issues

Apply for Project Funding in areas of Art and Culture (Arab Region)

This Call is offering Seed Money to Research Projects in Africa

Global Humanitarian Initiative seeks applications from anywhere in the world

Unrestricted Grants for improving Health Equity and reducing Health Disparities among Vulnerable Communities

New funding for Small NGOs to fight Infectious Diseases

Grants for Innovative Projects to improve Humanitarian Response

Call for empowering Social Entrepreneurs that are working to achieve the SDGs

Water literacy projects could include (but are not limited to):
Placemaking projects: cooling areas; resilience and addressing climate change; increasing natural shade; reducing litter and stormwater runoff; and habitat creation
Citizen science projects
Arts and cultural activities
Knowledge exchange about water from cross cultural and/or intergenerational perspectives
Education projects to improve environmental and/or health outcomes and save water (e.g. preventing fatbergs or the flushing of wet wipes, ideas for saving water)
Reducing bottled water use and increasing tap water consumption.
The collaborations between Sydney Water and grant awardees may be used to inform future education and grants programs.
Eligibility Criteria

The Program is open to (but not limited to) the following groups within the Sydney Water’s area of operation (Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra):
Not for profit organisations
Social enterprise groups
Social groups and sports clubs
Playgroup organisations
Universities and research institutions who can facilitate grassroots water literacy and research with community groups within the Sydney Water area of operations
Councils who can facilitate grassroots water literacy and research with community groups within the Sydney Water area of operations
Public health or allied health body and housing co-operatives who can facilitate grassroots water literacy and research with community groups within the Sydney Water area of operations
Schools and government funded technical colleges
Artists
Authors
The Applicant must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or be registered as a notfor-profit organisation.
The following people/groups cannot apply:
Sydney Water employees/contractors or their immediate family members and friends
Organisations that in Sydney Water’s opinion, expose Sydney Water to a reputational risk
Organisations with links to negative impacts on the environment or health
Anyone else or any other proposed projects or initiatives that Sydney Water considers inappropriate or not aligned with its business objectives, values or policies.
For more information, visit https://www.sydneywater.com.au/SW/about-us/our-organisation/who-we-sponsor/local-community-support/index.htm

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