New Grants

Funding now available – apply now!

Smart Water Fund Round 7 is now open for application with $2 million available for innovative water projects across urban Victoria.

The Smart Water Fund seeks project submissions for innovative sustainable water use projects that focus on the areas of water conservation, water recycling and / or biosolids management.

The aim of the Fund is to provide support to organisations or individuals with innovative new ideas about water management that can act as demonstrations for others to follow and implement more broadly. For examples of previous funded projects visit the Project Knowledge Hub.

Funding available under Round 7 is open to any individual, community group, commercial enterprise or professional research body that is equipped with the skills to implement the proposed project.

The funding application period is open from Tuesday 29 September 2009 until Friday 20 November 2009. As a general guide the assessment period takes approximately 8 weeks to complete and successful applicants will be notified in early 2010.

To download the Round 7 Application Pack click here to fill in the application request form.

Where commercial gain is likely for the Applicant or where the Applicant could undertake the project as part of normal business and appropriate environmental practice, dollar for dollar matching at a minimum, from the Applicant will be well regarded by the Fund.

Preference will be given to projects that seek funding in the range of $50,000 to $500,000 (for metro Melbourne focused projects) and $10,000 to $100,000 (for regional urban Victoria focused projects). These funding limits are a guide only.

Notes to Applicants:

  • For eligibility criteria and other Frequently Asked Questions click here.
  • Applications are required to be submitted in both electronic format (on CD or USB device) and printed hardcopy
  • Applications will be assessed on a project by project basis and applications delivering the highest level of innovation and return on investment will be prioritised
  • Funding from other sources is accepted and encouraged

Advisory Service For Individuals & Community Groups
The Smart Water Fund now offers an Advisory Service for community groups and individuals who require guidance and advice in completing the Application. To access this service please phone us on 1800 882 432 or email us at

For more information about how Treadstone  can help you  with your application call us on 03 9016 3575.

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