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Water Safety Fund Community Grants 2016/17 closing 4 August 2017 (NSW)

Water Safety Fund Community Grants are being offered to support community efforts to improve water safety in NSW.

Grants will be provided to successful applicants whose projects increase water safety in high risk geographical locations, population groups and activities.

Projects should address one or more of the priority areas identified in the Royal Life Saving’s NSW Summer Drowning Report 2017-18 [PDF 300KB]Royal Life Saving’s NSW Summer Drowning Report 2017-18 [PDF 300KB]:

  • changing risk taking behaviour around the water
  • encouraging parents to actively supervise young children (0-5 years) in, on and around the water
  • reducing drowning risk at unpatrolled locations (including both coastal and inland waterways)
  • CALD communities and international visitors (including international students)
  • Aboriginal communities.

Priority will also be given to projects that strengthen and build resilience within the NSW water safety sector through collaboration and establishing ongoing partnerships.

Initiatives that aim to reduce drowning deaths arising from extreme weather events are funded through other programs and will not be considered for funding under this program.

Who can apply

  • Legally constituted not for profit organisations with experience delivering water safety projects.
  • Not-for-profit organisations who lead a program in partnership with government agencies, where the project is outside of usual budget parameters.
  • Non-government research bodies.
  • Local community groups that can demonstrate a track record of managing projects and finances, or which can partner with a larger organisation.

Unincorporated groups can apply if under the auspice of a legally established body, or if they are a local unit of a volunteer emergency service, through the parent agency. Where there is such a project partner, a letter from the auspice organisation identifying their role in the project must accompany the application.

For more information (source) see >>> Water Safety Fund Community Grants 2016/17

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