Since 2012, Western Water has offered a range of grants. Recipients of our 2018 grants program were announced on World Water Day; 22 March 2018.
Western Water's 2018 World Water Day grants aim to help build sustainable and liveable communities. Two grant schemes were available for application by schools and community groups within our service area.
Target 155 grants
These grants are designed to support sustainable water saving practices. They help with the purchase and installation of water tanks, automatic sprinklers, connecting tanks to toilets and/or for school or community gardens. Grants of up to $2000 were available.
Recipients of our Target 155 grants in 2018 were:
- Macedon Kinder for mulch and the installation of retractable hose reels for an existing long-term sustainable garden project
- New Gisborne Community Garden for the purchase of a watering system, mulch and fertiliser for the community garden
- 3rd Sunbury Cubs for the purchase of an automatic sprinkler system to water a new garden at the front of their hall
- Bacchus Marsh Primary School to clean up, plant and install an irrigation system to redevelop their 'frog bog' garden
- Newham Primary School for an orchard irrigation system and to create new wicking beds for their kitchen garden.
Choose Tap grants
These grants assist with the supply and installation of drinking water fountains and bottle refill stations in schools and high-use community recreation areas. Grants of up to $5000 were available.
Recipients of our Choose Tap grants in 2018 were:
- Wedge Park Primary School (Melton West)
- Gisborne Montessori School
- Sunbury Heights Primary School
- Toolern Vale Primary School.