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Water Safety Fund Community Grants applications open

Funding supports community efforts to reduce drowning deaths

Publication date: Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Eligible organisations are invited to apply for Water Safety Fund Community Grants for projects to reduce drowning deaths and improve water safety in NSW.

Grants of between $50,000 and $250,000 are available for projects that target vulnerable population groups, high-risk locations, and key drowning challenges. In granting funding, preference will be given to programs that address these three priority areas under the Australian Water Safety Strategy 2016-2020.

Applications should be for projects that run for up to 12 months, though longer projects may be considered for funding if firm stages, milestones and outcomes can be agreed.

Full information about the grants, including eligibility criteria, selection criteria and the application process is available on the NSW Government water safety website.

The Water Safety Fund has allocated $1.5 million per year over three years to the community grants program. Applications for the 2016-17 grants round opened on Monday, 7 November and close on Friday, 9 December 2016.