Ripple Effect grants

Applications for this year's Ripple Effect Community Grants Program are now closed.

The program allows us to partner with organisations for win-win outcomes while seeking to support projects that build shared value in our service region. 

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Grant streams

There are four streams of grant funding available under the Ripple Effect program:

Community grants – Of up to $5,000 are available for not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community organisations to undertake projects that aim to strengthen communities.

International aid grants – Of up to $4,000 are available for local community organisations undertaking projects to strengthen communities overseas.

School based grants – of up to $1,000 are available for schools (or school councils) to undertake projects within their school community.

Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) – One-off funding stream in 2021 for existing SWEP schools and new schools. 


The program supports initiatives and projects that:

  • Align with our community strategy
  • Are able to demonstrate a broad impact (whether that be in your community, district or across a broader region)
  • Are great value for money.


Read more about the community, international aid and school-based grants in the Ripple Effect Grants Program Guidelines.

Read more about the Schools Water Efficiency Program in the Ripple Effect SWEP Guidelines.

We encourage potential applicants to contact us prior submitting an application to discuss the project idea and ask questions before applying. Please email us on