Community Grants program

Applications closed

Community Grants Program 2022 – Successful organisations announcement

We’re supporting 16 community groups to help bring their community projects to life through our 2022 Community Grants Program.

Our annual Community Grants program is now in its third year and is part of our Five-Year Customer Commitment to support our community and protect the environment.  

This year’s grant recipients include projects to support the health and liveability of our bays and waterways, and/or are supporting our community in the areas of affordability, environment, health and liveability, and water security and literacy.

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What's the story behind the grants program?

Our grants program is funded by a commitment we made to support local communities impacted by sewer spills. It’s grown from there to support other groups, too.

In 2022, our Community Grants program was open to eligible community or charitable organisations in our service area who:

  • Support the health and liveability of Port Phillip Bay and Western Port – and areas nearby like beaches, creeks and wetlands. 

  • Have been impacted by a sewer spill.

  • Support the community in the areas of: 

     - Affordability 

     - Environment 

     - Health and liveability 

     - Water security and literacy. 

Because we don’t take community for granted – especially at a time like this.  We look forward to continuing our work with community to create places for our community to work, play and enjoy Melbourne’s world-famous liveability. 

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about our Community Grants program email

See previous year grant recipients

Easy English Community Grant Information

South East Water has worked with accessible information specialists enliven to translate key information about our Community Grants into Easy English.

We recognise that our customers have diverse abilities and communication needs, and by providing inclusive communications about our grant program, all customers regardless of their circumstances will have access to information that is concise and easy to understand.

Our Easy English Community Grant information is available below.

What is a Community Grant?
What is a community?