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City West Water

Support for community groups

We love helping our community thrive.

Financial sponsorship and support

We have a limited amount of financial support available for events and groups in our vibrant community.

We’ll consider applications for financial support for community events within our service area of Melbourne's CBD and inner and western suburbs.

To help us make sure our contribution is most effective we have created a set of guidelines for sponsorship. As we receive lots of support requests for the limited funds available, we may not always be able to approve applications which meet our guidelines.

If your organisation has an event or program which has water, or efficiency focus, and can offer a positive association with our business, we'd be delighted to consider your application.

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Our Criteria

Before submitting your application for assistance please make sure the event or program meets at least one or more of the following criteria:

  • Does the activity/event occur within City West Water's service area?
  • Is there a focus on water and/or water efficiency?
  • Does the organisation or event reflect City West Water's values?
  • Does the organisation or event provide avenues to promote our key messages and programs?
  • Does the activity/event benefit the community in City West Water's licence area?

All applications shall be reviewed according to our criteria and social strategy principles, and a response will be provided within three weeks of receipt of the application.

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What we do not support

Please be advised we do not generally support the following types of requests:

  • Unincorporated groups or bodies which do not have an Australian Business Number.
  • Events intended to provide profit or gain.
  • Delivery or replacement of core government services.
  • Donations for funding teams or individuals for charity.
  • Retrospective funding or budget deficits.
  • Beauty contests/pageants, events that involve gambling, exploits animals or promotes tobacco and or alcohol.
  • Events that discriminate adversely against any persons, organisations or groups, or that are for individuals or political parties.
  • Events that have limited audience appeal or organisations that do not function for the wider benefit of the community.
  • Events which conflict with Government Policy or objectives.
  • Where the support is passed onto a third party in the form of a sponsorship or grant. City West Water's support is for the exclusive use of the applicant.

How to apply

As City West Water is a fully accountable organisation owned by the Victorian State Government, it is essential that all sponsorship applications are submitted to us in writing, at least three months before your event or program launch.

Successful applicants should be aware that our support is not a general endorsement by either City West Water or the State Government, and that the benefits of any support must not be promoted or publicised in that way.

Applications can be submitted via our on-line application form.

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