Sponsorship and grants


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At Wannon Water, we are seeking opportunities to partner with community groups for win-win outcomes under our new community support program, known as The Ripple Effect.

The Ripple Effect has two streams of support:

Community Events Support - open all year round

  • Submit your application any time at least six (6) weeks prior to the event
  • A range of great water gear is available as donations or loans to support your event
  • Equipment loans, merchandise donations and/or financial support up to combined value of $500
  • For more information and to apply go to the Community Event Support page. 

Community Grants - one grant round per year

  • Applications for 2018 will open soon!
  • Successful applicants for 2018 will be announced in June
  • Projects in this round should be implemented between July 1 2018 and June 30 2019
  • Financial support is up to $5,000 (to be matched dollar for dollar with cash or in-kind support from the applicant.) 
  • For more information and to apply go to the Community Grants page. 

The Ripple Effect criteria – we are seeking win-win projects and events that

  1. Contribute to the themes in our community strategy: regional prosperity; education, training and volunteering; health and wellbeing; and/or natural environment;
  2. Align with our mission and capabilities: to provide safe, reliable, innovative and sustainable water services and strengthen communities in south-west Victoria;
  3. Are designed to maximise the scale of their impact within our service region, whether that be in your town, district or across our whole service area. Innovation will be rewarded here;
  4. Collectively, will result in impacts of The Ripple Effect across our whole service area;
  5. Are great value for money;
  6. Will promote the messages of the project or event to the community and will acknowledge the support provided by Wannon Water; and
  7. Are not retrospective (that is, activities that have already happened are not eligible).