Grants on offer for waterwise Busselton community groups

Applications are now open for the latest round of the Busselton Water Community Partnership Program.

Community organisations, volunteer groups, schools and clubs looking for support are encouraged to apply – particularly for projects with a focus on water efficiency, innovation, leadership, sustainability and education.

In 2018, nine local groups received funding, including Busselton Fire and Rescue for safety cameras and equipment for emergency vehicles, and Cornerstone Christian College for a sustainable waterwise garden.

The Busselton Croquet Club accessed funding for a new hot water system, and long-standing program recipient, Disabled Surfers Association South West for its Let’s Go Surfing days at Bunker Bay.

Busselton Water Managing Director Chris Elliott said the program has been a tremendous success over the past three years and he’s looking forward to extending its reach this year.

“We’ve assisted a range of local projects to either get off the ground or develop further, from water efficient tank installations to implementing safety equipment and first aid. The benefits to the local community have been broad-reaching,” said Mr Elliott.

“We’d love to see more local groups apply this year from a range of backgrounds, so if you have a project that needs a helping hand, please complete an application form and send it in.”

Vasse Royals Football Club also received $3,000 towards a new storage trailer for club equipment.

Vasse Royals Football Club Treasurer, Francesca Ford said that the Busselton Water Community Partnership Program is a really valuable resource for fledgling sporting and community groups.

“We’re a relatively young club in a growing region so to have this support has made a huge difference to our club.”

Applications for the 2019-20 program are now open and close on Monday 3 June 2019.

For more information or to apply, visit or Facebook @BusseltonWater.

The Minister for Water, Dave Kelly launched the call for applications on Tuesday 30 April. View his statement about Busselton Water’s call for grants here.

Busselton Water Managing Director Chris Elliott with Minister for Water Dave Kelly and the Vasse Royals Football Club