Love Water grants

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Our Love Water grants support water conservation and education initiatives in the Hunter. We're here to aid local organisations to deliver community projects and help spread the impact of using less water.

The Love Water grants are held once a year, with one-off funding provided to help support and build initiatives that conserve water, protect the environment or teach the value of water in our community. Your organisation can apply for $1,000 and up to $10,000 worth of funding for these types of projects.


October 2020  Love Water grants open - applications welcome
TBC  Love Water grants close

Applications for the 2019/2020 Love Water grants have now closed, however if you would like to be notified when the next round of grants open, please email

Our goal is to help our community make more water conscious decisions through education and awareness. The grants will help to:

  • Boost community groups and organisations to identify and solve water conservation issues through practical solutions and projects
  • Inspire local schools, community groups and other organisations to undertake activities which tackle local environmental issues, to help protect and enhance our natural environment

We can all work together to protect our water, it's our most valuable resource. 

The 2018-19 Hunter Water Love Water Grant recipients included:

Community Helping Community - The Good Seed Community Garden Project

Maitland City Council - Efficient V Inefficient, Fittings to Reduce Your Water Usage Program

Islington Public School - Climate Change Gardens Project

Macquarie Hills Community Preschool - Bathroom Sustainability Renovation Project

Medowie Little Athletics - Water Saving Irrigation Project

Merewether Heights Public School - Water Audit and Refill Station Project

Landcare Obelisk Hill - Roof Water Collection for Native Plants & Animals Project

University of Newcastle - Wandiyali Community Garden Project

Hunter Multicultural Communities - Community Garden Upgrade and Education Program