Community partnerships

Community partnerships

Busselton Water has played a key role in our community for more than a century and is an active supporter of community activities. We value the work of our local charities and community groups so much that we have set up a special program to give them a helping hand when they need it most.

The annual Busselton Water Community Partnership Program provides small grants to boost or kick-start local initiatives and is open to all volunteer groups, not-for-profit community organisations, social enterprises, clubs and schools in the Busselton area.

Organisations undertaking community projects in the areas of water quality and efficiency, environmental sustainability, education, innovation and leadership are particularly encouraged to apply.

Recent projects include:

  • Disabled Surfers Association South West
    Busselton Water continues to support the ‘Let’s Go Surfing Days’ at Bunker Bay to assist people with disability to try their hand at surfing in a safe and dignified way.  Now in its eighth season in WA, the four free surfing days run monthly, from December to March, with more than 200 people at each event.
  • 1stCape Naturaliste Scout Group
    Busselton Water supported the purchase and installation of a 25-litre under-sink plug-in electric hot water heater in the scout hall kitchen to help with washing dishes and the cleaning of equipment in a safer way.
  • Busselton Hospice Care
    Busselton Water supported the purchase of a 22,500-litre water tank and water pump as part of the Geographe Bay Centre garden refurbishment. Visitors to the centre will be able to enjoy the tranquil space as they access bereavement and support services.
  • Busselton Junior Beetles Rugby
    With Busselton Water’s support, six first aid kits have been purchased for six different age-group teams, as well as an aluminium stretcher. The Club can now meet Australian Rugby Union (ARU) medical and safety requirements.
  • Busselton Surf Lifesaving Club
    Busselton Water provided funding to purchase new first aid equipment (including resuscitators and ‘Annie’ CPR mannequins) to help train and equip club members and the local community with lifesaving skills. The equipment purchased has already helped a group of people in their training for their Surf Rescue Certificate and Bronze Medallion.
  • Busselton Swimming Club
    The Busselton Swimming Club funding will see the purchase of a poolside cage to store equipment for the club’s squads. Pool buoys, kickboards, snorkels and fins are just a few examples of what will be stored in this new cage.
  • Robins Women’s Hockey Club
    Busselton Water is supporting Robins Women’s Hockey Club through the purchase of two junior goal keeping packs for their 2018 season. The kits include leg guards, leg kickers, junior helmets, foam chest guards and gloves to ensure these junior goal keepers are well protected.

For more information about the program telephone 08 9421 3600.

APPLICATIONS for 2017-18 ARE NOW CLOSED

Applications usually open towards the end of the financial year and are advertised widely in local media. Please check this page, or our news section, for details as they become available.