Applications now open for Community Grants Program

Sep 21, 2020

$600,000 in funding a timely boost for southern NSW communities

Riverina Water is offering more than $600,000 in funding for projects that make a difference to local communities.

Applications for its Community Grants Program are open now, with funding ranging from $1000 up to $20,000 across three categories – Community Projects & Facilities, Arts & Culture and Water Conservation.

“This is the second year of our Community Grants Program and my fellow board members and I are excited to see the diverse range of projects we can help make possible,” Riverina Water Chairperson Councillor Greg Verdon said.

“The grants program has previously funded everything from a mural on the Milbrulong water tower to an electronic scoreboard at Harris Park in Wagga.

“Other projects included improvements to community facilities, youth art projects, new school gardens and more.”

This year, Riverina Water has a total of $200,000 on offer for the Wagga Wagga City Council area, $100,000 for Lockhart Shire and over $150,000 each for the eligible areas of Greater Hume and Federation councils.

“It has been a difficult year for all of us and Riverina Water’s grants program is a timely opportunity to help our communities bounce back,” Clr Verdon said.

“Our network stretches over four local government areas, going from north of Wagga to Humula, down to Woomargama, across to Oaklands and up to Morundah.

“We have specific funding pools set aside for each council area so communities of all sizes in our supply area can benefit from this program.”

For a copy of the grant guidelines and to apply online, visit

Applications close 9am, Monday 26 October. Successful grants will be awarded at the 16 December board meeting.

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