Community Grants


As the region’s bulk water supply authority, we are committed to water for life. Our service extends beyond water supply, to supporting a sustainable water future for generations to come.

We do this through Water for life Community Grants – an initiative that provides funding to improve the community’s education and involvement with water.

The program taps into existing community initiatives and establishes partnerships that benefit South East Queensland waterways, catchments and communities.


Funding rounds

Applications for the 2017 funding round closed on 15 May 2017.





As the region’s bulk water supply authority, we are committed to water for life. Our service extends beyond water supply, to supporting a sustainable water future for generations to come.

We do this through Water for life Community Grants – an initiative that provides funding to improve the community’s education and involvement with water.

The program taps into existing community initiatives and establishes partnerships that benefit South East Queensland waterways, catchments and communities.


Funding rounds

Applications for the 2017 funding round closed on 15 May 2017.




  • Community grant funding helps tree planting project to grow

    17 days ago

    One of the first Water for Life grant initiatives to be complete for 2017 helped support an education focused tree planting project to prevent soil erosion into Tenthill Creek in the Lockyer Valley. Students from Mount Sylvia State School joined members on the community in planting up to 600 trees on the creek bank near their school as part of the first step of a 12-month riparian restoration project.

    The project was a joint initiative between Locker Uplands Catchments with support coming from Seqwater, Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Healthy Land and Water.

    One of the first Water for Life grant initiatives to be complete for 2017 helped support an education focused tree planting project to prevent soil erosion into Tenthill Creek in the Lockyer Valley. Students from Mount Sylvia State School joined members on the community in planting up to 600 trees on the creek bank near their school as part of the first step of a 12-month riparian restoration project.

    The project was a joint initiative between Locker Uplands Catchments with support coming from Seqwater, Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Healthy Land and Water.

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  • 2017 Seqwater grant recipients announced

    2 months ago
    Luci   2017 community gratns
    Seqwater is pleased to announce the nine community organisations across South East Queensland selected to receive funding through the inaugural Water for life Community Grants program.

    This year more than $60,000 will be available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to increase public water education and involve people in caring for their waterways.

    Successful grant recipients
    • Lockyer Uplands Catchments Inc
    • Noosa & District Landcare Group
    • Bunya Community Environmental Association
    • Jacobs Well Environmental Education Centre
    • Stanley River Environmental Education Centre
    • ECOllaboration
    • Coomera River Catchment Group
    • Moggill Creek Catchment Group
    • Mooloolah River Waterwatch... Continue reading

    Seqwater is pleased to announce the nine community organisations across South East Queensland selected to receive funding through the inaugural Water for life Community Grants program.

    This year more than $60,000 will be available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to increase public water education and involve people in caring for their waterways.

    Successful grant recipients
    • Lockyer Uplands Catchments Inc
    • Noosa & District Landcare Group
    • Bunya Community Environmental Association
    • Jacobs Well Environmental Education Centre
    • Stanley River Environmental Education Centre
    • ECOllaboration
    • Coomera River Catchment Group
    • Moggill Creek Catchment Group
    • Mooloolah River Waterwatch & Landcare
    As the region’s bulk water authority, we are committed to water for life and we would like to thank each of the 26 applicants who submitted their initiatives. This great response shows there are many people in the community with an interest in our water future. We look forward to another very competitive grant application program in 2018 and encourage those who were unsuccessful to apply again.

    Water for life is about more than delivering a safe and reliable water supply. It’s about creating partnerships to support a sustainable water future for generations to come.

    Children from Mount Sylvia State School learning how to prepare plants for a community planting day with Lockyer Uplands Catchment Inc for a riparian restoration project near their school.
  • Water for life community grants closed

    5 months ago

    The 2017 round of Seqwater's Water for life community grants has closed.

    A total of 26 applications were received from groups as far north as Gympie and Noosa, throughout the Sunshine Coast, out west in Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim, and down to the Gold Coast.

    Applicants have been advised of the status of their application. If you have been unsuccessful and would like feedback, please contact communications@seqwater.com.au

    The 2017 round of Seqwater's Water for life community grants has closed.

    A total of 26 applications were received from groups as far north as Gympie and Noosa, throughout the Sunshine Coast, out west in Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim, and down to the Gold Coast.

    Applicants have been advised of the status of their application. If you have been unsuccessful and would like feedback, please contact communications@seqwater.com.au

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  • Deadline extended for Water for life Community Grant funding

    7 months ago

    Seqwater has extended the deadline for its 2017 Water for life community grants program, to make sure those impacted by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie have the opportunity to apply for funding.

    Seqwater Acting Chief Executive Officer Jim Pruss said the closing date for submission of detailed applications had been pushed from 1 May to 15 May 2017.

    The annual program offers 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.

    “A lot of South East Queenslanders have been impacted by the ex-Tropical Cyclone... Continue reading

    Seqwater has extended the deadline for its 2017 Water for life community grants program, to make sure those impacted by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie have the opportunity to apply for funding.

    Seqwater Acting Chief Executive Officer Jim Pruss said the closing date for submission of detailed applications had been pushed from 1 May to 15 May 2017.

    The annual program offers 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.

    “A lot of South East Queenslanders have been impacted by the ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, especially those living in areas such as Logan, Beaudesert and northern Gold Coast,” Mr Pruss said.

    “We don’t want those living in flood-affected communities to miss out on this opportunity as they focus on recovering from the flood.”

    The funding enables local organisations to work in partnership with Seqwater to deliver significant projects that promote water education and awareness.

    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.

    “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,” Mr Pruss said.

    Eligible projects for the Water for life grants must be delivered between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018.

    Criteria and a grant application forms are available through https://yourseqwater.com.au/community-grants, by emailing communications@seqwater.com.au or phoning 1800 771 497.


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  • 2016 Seqwater grant recipients announced

    7 months ago
    Bardon kindy co director and teacher matthew mccartney will use awarded grant money to create an education space for children at his kindy (4)
    Seqwater is pleased to announce the 12 community organisations across South East Queensland selected to receive funding through the inaugural Water for life Community Grants program.

    This year a total of $86,000 will be available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to increase public water education and involve people in caring for their waterways.

    Successful grant recipients
    • Albert Park Flexible Learning Centre
    • Bardon Community Kindergarten
    • Bornhoffen Police-Citizens Youth Club
    • Bunya Community Environmental Association
    • Cubberla Witton Catchment Network Inc
    • Maroochy Waterwatch
    • Numinbah Valley Environmental Education Centre P&C
    • Scout Association of Australia Qld Branch... Continue reading

    Seqwater is pleased to announce the 12 community organisations across South East Queensland selected to receive funding through the inaugural Water for life Community Grants program.

    This year a total of $86,000 will be available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to increase public water education and involve people in caring for their waterways.

    Successful grant recipients
    • Albert Park Flexible Learning Centre
    • Bardon Community Kindergarten
    • Bornhoffen Police-Citizens Youth Club
    • Bunya Community Environmental Association
    • Cubberla Witton Catchment Network Inc
    • Maroochy Waterwatch
    • Numinbah Valley Environmental Education Centre P&C
    • Scout Association of Australia Qld Branch Inc.
    • Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN)
    • St Ambrose's School, Newmarket
    • Stanley River Environmental Education Centre
    • The Toogoolawa School
    View the media release on our website for more information about the successful applicants.

    As the region’s bulk water authority, we are committed to water for life and we would like to thank each of the 51 applicants who submitted their initiatives. This great response shows there are many people in the community with an interest in our water future. We look forward to another very competitive grant application program in 2017 and encourage those who were unsuccessful to apply again.

    Water for life is about more than delivering a safe and reliable water supply. It’s about creating partnerships to support a sustainable water future for generations to come.



    Bardon Kindy Co-director and teacher Matthew McCartney will use awarded grant money to create an education space for children at his kindy.

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