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Applications now open for community support program

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Applications now open for community support program

Managing director Sarah Cumming said the program, now into its second year, aimed to build on the success of its inaugural 2018/19 round.

“Once again, we’re looking to partner with community groups and not-for-profit organisations on initiatives that will make a genuine difference in our local communities,” Ms Cumming said.

Local schools, sporting groups and community organisations were all encouraged to apply.

“We’re particularly interested in initiatives that promote water conservation, water and wastewater education, environmental sustainability and public health,” Ms Cumming said.

Ms Cumming said the program had already funded a varied list of projects, all of which were based around a central theme of water in the community.

“Last year we funded three projects, each in the order of five thousand dollars, including educating local students on waterway health, installing a rain water tank to conserve supplies and recycled water irrigation systems.”

Ms Cumming said the program highlighted the higher purpose the water corporation performs within the region.

“This is another example of the essential role we play in our community – while water and wastewater services are our core business, we’re also passionate about supporting our local communities to stay happy, healthy and connected,” Ms Cumming concluded.

Applications of up to $5,000 must to be matched and spent by 30 June 2020.

Applications close on 13 September 2019 and successful applicants will be announced in October 2019.

For more information and to apply, visit www.gippswater.com.au/sponsorship or call 1800 050 500.


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