Port Stephens groups with an ongoing water project are encouraged to apply for funding through the Hunter Water Grants Program.
A one-time grant of up to $10,000 is available to community groups, small businesses and organizations in Lower Hunter, including those in Port Stephens, through the Love Water Grants program to support initiatives that promote water conservation. water, sustainability and innovation.
State Lands and Water Minister Kevin Anderson said applications are also welcome for projects that support communities due to current COVID-19 challenges.
“We recognize that many Lower Hunter residents are still dealing with the effects of the pandemic,” he said.
“Hunter Water’s Love Water Grants program can help people during these difficult times and provide additional financial support where it is needed most.”
Hunter Water’s general manager, Darren Cleary, said the Love Water grants have helped the community thrive and make wise water choices.
“We’ve been supporting the community with water conservation, environmental and social awareness initiatives for over 30 years, and our Love Water grants have now become our flagship program,” he said.
“It’s always exciting to see the wide range of applications that come up. To date, we’ve been able to help with irrigation pump upgrades, water tank installations, revisions to community gardens and to children’s education programs, to name a few.
“We look forward to supporting other worthy projects in this year’s funding round and encourage interested applicants to visit our website.”
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