Deadline extended for Water for life community grant funding

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 May 1 to May 15, 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 southeast Queenslanders have been impacted by ex-tropical cyclone Debbie, especially those living in areas such as Logan, Beaudesert and the 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 July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Criteria and a grant application form are available through yourseqwater.com.au/community-grants, by emailing communica tions@seqwater.com.au or calling 1800 771 497.

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