GRANTS of up to $10,000 are available through the South East Water 2022 community grants program.
Successful grant applicants in 2021 included the Mornington Life Saving Club, Baxter Fire Brigade, Australian Marine Mammals Association, Nepean Conservation Group, Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association, and Food for Change.
Food for Change CEO and founder Matt Donavon said that the grants helped fund a drip irrigation system to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs for donation. “We’re very grateful to have received the grant and the irrigation has already helped us to plant fruit trees which will help in our efforts towards providing much needed food relief to the local community,” he said.
South East Water managing director Lara Olsen said “Food for Change is just one of the community groups in our region who is working hard to support our customers in the community. We want to help groups like this continue their great work and it’s even more important now due to the global pandemic. If your community group or charity is based in our service area, I encourage you to apply for a grant.”
Applications close 5pm on 4 March. Go to southeastwater.com.au/grants to apply.