Grants For Drinking Water Stations

Discover a range of grants and funding options for your drinking water stations

Thirsty for change? Ditch the outdated bubblers and secure a grant to upgrade to a cool and vibrant new drinking water station.

We’ve shortlisted the best grant opportunities right here.

Before you apply, please read the criteria to ensure your organisation is eligible.


πŸŽ‰ Capital Grants Program – Funding varies on a case-by-case basis [Australia] πŸŽ‰ 

🀝 About:

The Capital Grants Program (CGP) provides funding to assist non-government primary and secondary school communities to improve capital infrastructure, particularly for the most educationally disadvantaged students.

πŸ“’ Eligibility:

  • Non-government schools that are members or prospective members of a Block Grant Authority (BGA)
  • Schools in receipt of recurrent funding under the Australian Education Act
  • Schools demonstrating financial need for the grant
  • Schools with appropriate maintenance plans and compliance with relevant laws and standards

πŸ“ How drinking water stations (CIVIQ) apply or meet the guidelines for the funding:

The installation of drinking water stations aligns with the CGP’s criteria for capital expenditure by upgrading water services infrastructure. Drinking fountains promote health and sustainability, support healthy, active lifestyles, reduce sugary drink consumption, and help schools meet their sustainability goals. The use of high-quality, stainless steel products made in Australia and custom art features further enhances the infrastructure, ensure compliance with disability standards and improve overall academic outcomes.

πŸ“† Apply: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/Capital-Grants-Program

  • Applications may be made at any time.

πŸŽ‰ School Impact Program – Up to $20,000 [South Australia] πŸŽ‰

🀝 About:

The School Impact Program offers South Australian schools a chance to receive funding for vital projects and activities that help their students and staff thrive. Funding can be used for equipment or facility upgrades, student experiences, teacher wellbeing, and student support programs.

πŸ“’ Eligibility:

  • Open to South Australian schools
  • Projects must benefit students or provide support and wellbeing to both students and staff
  • Examples include equipment upgrades, school camps, teacher training, lunch programs, and sporting activities

πŸ“ How drinking water stations (CIVIQ) apply or meet the guidelines for the funding:

The installation of drinking water stations fits within the program’s criteria for equipment and facility upgrades that promote health and sustainability. These drinking fountains support healthy, active lifestyles by reducing sugary drink consumption and single-use plastic waste. The stainless steel products made in Australia incorporate bottle refill options, feature custom art, and help schools meet sustainability goals, whilst ensuring accessibility according to disability standards.

πŸ“† Apply: https://www.creditunionsa.com.au/community/school-impact-program

  • Open Date: 22 July 2024
  • Close Date: 13 September 2024

πŸŽ‰ Pirku-Itya (Reconciliation Partnerships Program) – Up to $10,000 [South Australia] πŸŽ‰

🀝 About:

Pirku-Itya, meaning ‘for community’ in Kaurna language, supports grassroots community events and projects run by not-for-profit organizations that contribute to reconciliation in South Australia. This program focuses on projects promoting health and wellbeing through a cooler or greener environment and proactive environmental leadership.

πŸ“’ Eligibility:

  • Not-for-profit South Australian organizations
  • Aboriginal owned/operated or have strong Aboriginal community relationships
  • Projects supporting stronger communities through reconciliation-based activities linked to water use
  • Projects must align with the vision of delivering trusted water services for a sustainable and healthy South Australia

πŸ“ How drinking water stations (CIVIQ) apply or meet the guidelines for the funding:

Installing drinking water stations in schools, community, or sport organisations aligns with the Pirku-Itya program’s goals by promoting health and wellbeing through the reduction of sugary drink consumption and single-use plastic waste. These drinking fountains also support sustainability efforts, help schools meet their environmental goals, and enhance community health, which ties into the program’s focus on creating greener environments and demonstrating environmental leadership.

πŸ“† Apply: https://www.sawater.com.au/education-and-community/partnerships-and-sponsorships/reconciliation-partnerships-program

  • Close Date: 21 July 2024

πŸŽ‰ Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) – Small Grants up to $200,000 [Western Australia] πŸŽ‰

🀝 About:

The CSRFF Small Grants program exemplifies the Western Australian Government’s commitment to developing sustainable infrastructure for sport and recreation across the State. This program provides financial assistance to community groups and local governments to develop basic infrastructure aimed at maintaining or increasing participation in sport and recreation through well-designed, well-utilised facilities.

πŸ“’ Eligibility:

  • Local governments
  • Not-for-profit sport, recreation, or community organisations incorporated under the WA Associations Incorporation Act 2015
  • Must have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Clubs must demonstrate equitable access to the public on a short-term and casual basis
  • Matching fund required: Yes.

πŸ“ How drinking water stations (CIVIQ) apply or meet the guidelines for the funding:

Drinking water stations with bottle refill options, custom art, and high-quality stainless steel products made in Australia align with CSRFF Small Grants guidelines by promoting health and sustainability, supporting active lifestyles, and reducing single-use plastic waste. These stations can be incorporated into sport and recreation facilities, contributing to the well-being of participants and meeting accessibility standards, thus maintaining or increasing physical activity in the community.

πŸ“† Apply: https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/funding/sport-and-recreation-funding/community-sporting-and-recreation-facilities-fund/csrff-guidelines

  • Open Date: July 2024

πŸŽ‰ Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund: There is approximately $240,000 of funding available. [Snowy Monaro, NSW] πŸŽ‰

🀝 About:

The Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund, administered by the Snowy Monaro Regional Council, supports community projects and events within the Snowy Monaro local government areas. This fund aims to offset potential residual amenity impacts associated with the Boco Rock Wind Farm project, promoting community enhancement and development.

πŸ“’ Eligibility:

  • Individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit organisations.
  • Projects or events must be located in the Snowy Monaro local government areas.
  • Applications must address all required information and be submitted by the closing date.

πŸ“ How drinking water stations (CIVIQ) apply or meet the guidelines for the funding:

The installation of CIVIQ drinking water stations perfectly aligns with the Boco Rock Community Enhancement Fund’s objectives by providing essential infrastructure that promotes public health and sustainability. These stations encourage the consumption of clean water, reducing reliance on single-use plastics and supporting healthy, active lifestyles. Their customisable features, such as school logos and community art, foster local pride, while their durable stainless-steel construction ensures long-term community benefit. By addressing both environmental and health goals, CIVIQ stations exemplify the innovative and sustainable projects the fund aims to support.

πŸ“† Apply: https://www.snowymonaro.nsw.gov.au/Community/Awards-Donations-and-Grants/Boco-Rock-Community-Enhancement-Fund

  • Open Date: 29 April 2024     
  • Close Date: 7 June 2024

πŸŽ‰ Community Grants – Large Grants: Up to $40,000 [City of Whittlesea, Victoria] πŸŽ‰

🀝 About:

The Large Grants category of the City of Whittlesea Community Grants program supports social enterprises, not-for-profit community groups, organisations, and businesses to undertake activities that have a broad community benefit. These grants are designed to help deliver projects and events that align with the Whittlesea 2040 vision, focusing on connected communities, liveable neighbourhoods, a strong local economy, and a sustainable environment.

πŸ“’ Eligibility:

  • Must be located in or deliver a project/event in the City of Whittlesea.
  • No outstanding debts to Council.
  • Acquitted all previous Council grants.
  • Proposed projects or events must align with the Council 2040 vision.
  • Must hold current public liability insurance appropriate to the proposed project/event.
  • Provide legitimate quotes for items $500 or more.
  • Applications for events must be submitted three months in advance.

πŸ“ How drinking water stations (CIVIQ) apply or meet the guidelines for the funding:

The installation of CIVIQ drinking water stations meets the Large Grants guidelines by offering essential infrastructure that promotes public health and environmental sustainability. These stations, featuring bottle refill options and custom art, help reduce single-use plastics and encourage healthier beverage choices. The high-quality stainless steel construction ensures durability and accessibility, aligning with the Whittlesea 2040 vision of creating connected communities and liveable neighbourhoods. By supporting healthy, active lifestyles and contributing to sustainability goals, these water stations provide significant community benefits, making them an ideal fit for the Large Grants program.

πŸ“† Apply: https://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/community-support/grants-awards-and-competitions/community-grants/

Open Date: Quarterly

  • Q1: January 1 – March 31
  • Q2: April 1 – June 30
  • Q3: July 1 – September 30
  • Q4: October 1 – December 31

πŸŽ‰ Community Grants – Minor Capital Works: Up to $10,000 [Bass Coast, Victoria] πŸŽ‰

🀝 About:

The Minor Capital Works grant provides funding assistance for improvements, renovations, and fitted or fixed equipment purchases for community facilities. This grant aims to support community groups in enhancing their facilities to better serve the community.

πŸ“’ Eligibility:

  • Not-for-profit organisations based in Bass Coast or projects located in Bass Coast.
  • Registered legal entities (incorporated associations, registered charities) or unincorporated groups with an auspice.
  • Must have at least $10 million Public Liability Insurance.
  • Government-funded agencies eligible if the project benefits the broader community.
  • Must have an ABN or an Australian Taxation Office Statement by a Supplier form.
  • Previous Council grants must be acquitted, and no outstanding debts to Bass Coast Shire Council.

πŸ“ How drinking water stations (CIVIQ) apply or meet the guidelines for the funding:

The installation of CIVIQ drinking water stations meets the Minor Capital Works grant guidelines by offering essential infrastructure improvements that promote public health and environmental sustainability. These stations feature bottle refill options to reduce single-use plastics, support healthier beverage choices, and include custom art to foster community identity. Additionally, they are made from high-quality stainless steel, ensuring durability and compliance with disability accessibility standards, thus benefiting the broader community.

πŸ“† Apply: https://www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/community-support-services/community-grants#community-grants

  • Close Date: 9 August 2024

πŸŽ‰ Community Infrastructure Renewal Grants Program – Funding up to 100% of the project cost, excludes any in kind labour [Coffs Harbour, NSW] πŸŽ‰

🀝 About:

The program assists not-for-profit organisations to undertake infrastructure renewal projects that enhance the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the local community. The funding aims to support projects on City-owned assets that increase participation, accessibility, and community benefits.

πŸ“’ Eligibility:

  • Based in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area (LGA), or affiliated with or service clients within the LGA
  • Incorporated not-for-profit organisation or unincorporated not-for-profit organisation auspices by an incorporated organisation
  • Seeking funding for a project deliverable within a 12-month period
  • Projects undertaken on City-owned or managed land
  • Aligns with the City’s goals and strategic plans
  • Results in direct benefits to the wider community
  • Complies with the City’s development consent requirements

πŸ“ How drinking water stations (CIVIQ) apply or meet the guidelines for the funding:

The installation of drinking water stations in schools and community or sport organisations aligns with the Community Infrastructure Renewal Grants Program by providing essential infrastructure that promotes health, sustainability, and accessibility. These stations will reduce sugary drink consumption and single-use plastic waste, support healthy lifestyles, and enhance community engagement through custom art, including school logos. The project meets the City’s goals of fostering a sense of community, supporting healthy lives, and achieving sustainability objectives, making it a suitable candidate for the grant. Furthermore, the high-quality, stainless steel products made in Australia ensure durability and meet the program’s requirement for refurbishing or upgrading existing infrastructure on City-owned assets..

πŸ“† Apply: https://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/Community-and-recreation/Grants/Community-Infrastructure-Renewal-Grants-Program

  • Close Date: 21 June 2024

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πŸŽ‰ 2024 Real School Grant – Up to $5,000 [Australia]πŸŽ‰ 

🀝 About: 

Real Insurance offers the Real School Grant to support Australian public schools and school groups/committees, aiming to enhance educational facilities and resources, thereby improving the quality of life within communities. 

πŸ“’ Eligibility:  

  • Open to citizens or permanent residents of Australia, aged 18 and over. 
  • Applicants must be associated with an Australian public school or a school-group/school association. 
  • Immediate family members of Real Insurance employees are ineligible as lead or primary applicants. 
  • Schools and school groups must not be aligned to any specific section of the community or cultural/ethnic background. 
  • Must abide by all terms and conditions of the entry. 

πŸ“ How drinking water stations (CIVIQ) apply or meet the guidelines for the funding: 

Drinking water stations provided by CIVIQ could be an ideal project for this grant, focusing on health and community infrastructure. By installing these stations, schools can promote healthier lifestyle choices among students and reduce plastic waste, aligning with the grant’s objective to improve school resources and support community well-being. 

πŸ“† Apply:  https://www.realinsurance.com.au/grants/school-grant

  • Opening Date: 15 February 2024 
  • Closing Date: 31 October 2024 
  • Submissions must include proof of identification, details of the school, evidence of genuine need or plan, and a 700-word essay responding to the grant challenge. 
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πŸŽ‰ Lord Mayor’s Community Fund – Facility Improvement Projects: Up to $10,000 [Brisbane, Australia] πŸŽ‰ 

🀝 About: 

The Lord Mayor’s Community Fund (LMCF) supports facility improvement projects that are accessible to community organisations for shared use. These projects are designed to enhance local schools’ infrastructure while benefiting the broader Brisbane community. 

πŸ“’ Eligibility: 

  • Must be applied for by a school’s Parents and Citizens Association or equivalent. 
  • Projects must demonstrate community access and benefit through a documented Usage Agreement with one or more community organisations. 
  • The project must be completed within 12 months from the approval date. 
  • Must enhance community use of school facilities. 

πŸ“ How drinking water stations (CIVIQ) apply or meet the guidelines for the funding: 

CIVIQ drinking water stations are ideal for school facility improvements as they promote hydration and health within the school and wider community. By installing these stations, schools can provide essential amenities not only for their students but also for community members using the facilities during school-off hours or for community events. 

πŸ“† Apply: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community-and-safety/grants-awards-and-sponsorships/community-grants/lord-mayors-community-fund/guidelines

  • Applications for the 2023-24 financial year are now open.  
  • Applications will close at midnight on Friday 14 June 2024 
  • Applications must be lodged electronically through Brisbane City Council’s official website. 
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πŸŽ‰ Sydney Water Community Grants Program – Up to $10,000 [Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Illawarra] πŸŽ‰ 

🀝 About: 

Sydney Water’s Community Grants Program supports local community initiatives that aim to create sustainable and thriving communities. This program funds projects that align with environmental sustainability and community well-being. 

πŸ“’ Eligibility: 

  • Grassroots community groups 
  • Volunteer organisations 
  • Educational institutions 
  • Local governments with community partners 
  • Sporting groups 

πŸ“ How drinking water stations (CIVIQ) apply or meet the guidelines for the funding: 

Drinking water stations manufactured by CIVIQ can significantly contribute to the goals of the Sydney Water Community Grants Program by promoting hydration and sustainability in schools and communities. These stations, which feature bottle refill capabilities and customisable options for branding, directly support environmental education and health. By reducing the consumption of sugary drinks and minimising plastic waste, CIVIQ stations align perfectly with the grant’s focus on sustainable community projects. 

πŸ“† Apply: https://www.sydneywater.com.au/about-us/our-organisation/who-we-sponsor/community-grants.html

  • Applications Open: 9:00 AM Monday 6 May 2024 
  • Applications Close: 5:00 PM Monday 1 July 2024 
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πŸŽ‰ WA Iron Ore Community Grant– Up to $20,000 [Port Hedland, Newman, Kalgoorlie, Kambalda, Leinster, Leonora, Wiluna and Kwinana]πŸŽ‰ 

🀝 About: 

This grant supports local community organisations in delivering positive environmental, community, and economic initiatives in BHP’s host communities, enhancing local sustainability and well-being. 

πŸ“’ Eligibility: 

  • Must be incorporated, not-for-profit organisations or educational institutions. 
  • Must be based in or delivering services in Port Hedland, Newman, Kalgoorlie, Kambalda, Leinster, Leonora, Wiluna and Kwinana. 
  • Eligible to receive one grant per financial year. 
  • Preference given to applications from associations over individual sporting clubs. 

πŸ“ How drinking water stations (CIVIQ) apply or meet the guidelines for the funding: 

CIVIQ drinking water stations align with this grant’s environmental and community focus by promoting sustainable practices and health. These stations reduce plastic waste and provide safe, accessible drinking water, supporting BHP’s goals of environmental stewardship and community well-being. 

πŸ“† Apply: https://www.bhp.com/about/our-businesses/western-australia-community-grants

  • Port Hedland and Newman: Applications are accepted year-round. 
  • Kalgoorlie, Kambalda, Leinster, Leonora, Wiluna, Kwinana: 
  • Round 2 Deadline: 11 August 2024 
  • Round 3 Deadline: 11 November 2024 
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πŸŽ‰ Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations – Up to $4,000 [Regional areas along the Inland Rail route in NSW, Queensland, and Victoria]πŸŽ‰ 

🀝 About: 

This program supports short-term projects and activities that enhance local community prosperity, wellbeing, and sustainability. It focuses on community-driven projects including upgrading facilities, unique educational initiatives, local business development, and community events. 

πŸ“’ Eligibility:  

  • Not-for-profit organisations, local government bodies, Aboriginal Land Councils, and Traditional Owner Groups in the alignment area. 
  • School Projects focusing on STEM education. 
  • Projects must be located in specified local government areas along the Inland Rail route. 
  • Organisations must have a current ABN and legal entity status. 
  • Projects focused on community wellbeing, prosperity, sustainability, and align with Inland Rail’s core values. 

πŸ“ How drinking water stations (CIVIQ) apply or meet the guidelines for the funding: 

While primarily focused on STEM projects, schools could potentially integrate environmental sustainability into their STEM curriculum by installing CIVIQ drinking water stations. Such an integration would not only provide practical learning opportunities in environmental science and sustainability but also contribute directly to the school’s infrastructure, promoting health and wellness. 

πŸ“† Apply:  https://inlandrail.artc.com.au/opportunities/sponsorships-and-donations/

  • Round 2: 1 May to 31 July 2024 
  • Round 3: 1 August to 31 October 2024 
  • Round 4: 1 November to 31 January 2024 
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Why upgrade your drinking fountains or water bubblers?

  • Healthier hydration: Encourage students and community members to ditch sugary sodas. Make tap their preferred drink and stay hydrated with fresh, clean water.
  • Meet your sustainability goals: Reduce single-use plastic bottles and promote reusable containers.
  • Create a vibrant space: Water bottle refill stations with cool and vibrant art enhance your environment and encourage social interaction.

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