Best Grants Program : South East Water

SOUTH EAST WATERMelbourne, Australia. Workplace Giving Australia. 2023. Article

2023 Australian Workplace Giving Award – Winner

Category – Best Grants Program

South East Water developed its Community Grants program in 2019 following feedback from their Price Submission 2018–23 community engagement. Their employees developed the idea to commit to a community-led Guaranteed Service Level (GSL) where they’d contribute up to $10,000 for each sewer spill incident resulting in a beach closure to fund community projects. Through this program, they take ownership of their responsibility to communities they have adversely impacted. The grants help make projects a reality, supporting the community in affordability, health and liveability, environment and water security and knowledge. Through reviews in 2020 and 2022, they have refined the program using employee and applicant feedback.

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