Seqwater is once again offering community organisations the chance to receive up to $10,000 in grant money for projects that increase public water education and involve people in caring for their waterways.
The bulk water authority has opened applications for the 2017 Water for Life community grants program, following a successful inaugural year in 2016.
A total of 51 applications were received last year, which resulted in Seqwater awarding grant money to 12 community groups to fund their new or existing projects.
Seqwater acting Chief Executive Officer Jim Pruss said the program supported the bulk water authority’s commitment to water for life.
“The funding enables local organisations to work in partnership with Seqwater to deliver significant projects that promote water education and awareness,” Mr Pruss said.
“For us, ‘water for life’ is more than just delivering a safe, secure and reliable water supply – it’s also about creating partnerships to build a sustainable water future.”
The Stanley River Environmental Educational Centre received funding for their Bunya to the Bay Eco Adventure, which challenged students to journey hundreds of kilometres from the Bunya Forests of the South Burnett to the mouth of the Brisbane River – often travelling by bicycle or canoe.
Mr Pruss said applications were open until 1 May 2017, with projects to be delivered between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018.
“We’re looking for community partners with projects that focus on community involvement or educating young people in improving catchment health, the environment and the quality of source water,” Mr Pruss said.
“This is a great opportunity for our people to be involved at a local level with community groups and projects that ultimately benefit our waterways and future water supply.”
Grants will be determined by a selection panel from across Seqwater so that applications can be assessed from all perspectives - community, environment, water supply and safety.
Eligibility criteria and a grant application form are available through https://yourseqwater.com.au/community-grants, by emailing email@example.com or phoning 1800 771 497.
Applications must outline support of one or more of the following criteria within the theme of Water for life:
- Encourage community involvement in improving catchment health and source water quality.
- Educate and engage children and young people about the water cycle, caring for catchments and protecting source water quality.
- Build community understanding of the water cycle and water-related issues.
For more information about the Water for life community grants program, visit yourseqwater.com.au
The Albert Park Flexi School in Milton was award grant funding to strengthen their program of educational activities, which take place at local waterways.