Who we sponsor

How we're supporting your community

We’re proud to work with communities across Greater Sydney to support events and activities. Sponsorships and partnerships help us to educate people of all ages about water, wastewater and our responsibilities to the environment. Great opportunities open up all the time, and we welcome your suggestions. Watch out for our next round of community grants.


Our partners

We're working with Cricket NSW to encourage people of all ages to choose tap water over bottled water or sugary drinks.

Cricket NSW

As Hydration partner of the NSW Blues, NSW Breakers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder, we're highlighting Sydney’s drinking water. 

We're working with Cricket NSW to educate and encourage people of all ages to choose tap water over bottled water or sugary drinks whenever possible. After all, water is a healthy choice that's already filtered. It's the most affordable and sustainable choice for Sydneysiders and sportspeople alike.

Keep an eye out for us at the cricket, and remember to BYO bottle and stay hydrated.

Orange Sky Australia

Orange Sky Australia is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for the homeless.

We’ve funded a hybrid shower and laundry van to help Western Sydney communities. It's the first van of its kind in NSW, and only the third in Australia. The van provides access to basic hygiene, helping restore dignity to those who are easily forgotten.

Many of our staff actively volunteer to support the amazing work of Orange Sky. We encourage you to get involved and volunteer with Orange Sky.

Meet Busby, our hybrid washing and shower van serving the communities of Western Sydney.

WaterAid 

WaterAid transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. As Australia's largest water utility, we share WaterAid's vision that everyone, everywhere, should have access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.


Community and events

Community grants applications for 2021 are closed
Thanks to everyone who submitted an Expression of Interest. We've announced our 2021 recipients

We were looking to support projects that improve water education.

Community grants

Each year, we ask community groups to send us their proposals for water-related projects that will help the community. But we reshaped our community grants for 2021.

In 2021, we were looking to support up to 6 grassroots community groups with $10,000 grants. We sought projects that would improve water education in the community.

See the timetable, learn more about our 2021 recipients and read more about community grants.

Portable water refill stations for local councils

We're pleased to be able to lend our portable water refill stations to councils for community events.

We want to make affordable drinking water available for everyone, even when they're away from home. Our portable water refill stations also reduce the need to buy water in plastic bottles, protecting the environment.

Please email partnerships@sydneywater.com.au if you're a council and interested in borrowing portable water refill stations. Conditions apply. 

Bring your own drink bottle and refill it at approved council events.


Donations and fundraising

We often lend a hand when disaster strikes.

Our fundraising and donations program helps staff give back to causes and charities close to their hearts.

Payroll donations

We're proud to support over 120 Australian charities that our staff are passionate about. We dollar-match staff payroll donations, and together we contributed over $250,000 last financial year.

Emergency and disaster relief appeals

There are times when we help with disaster relief or emergency situations. This may mean:

  • providing hands-on assistance
  • giving expert advice
  • supporting our staff to fund-raise.

Sponsorship and donation requests

Sponsorship

We work proactively with communities to identify sponsorship opportunities that deliver value for money and benefit our customers. 

 

Community grants

Grassroots community and charity groups can apply for community grants in May each year. 

 

Donations

Our donation program is based around dollar-matching the amounts of money our staff give to charity. We're proud to support over 120 charities each year that our people are passionate about.

 

Charities can register here for the Good2Give platform we use for our staff giving program or contact Good2Give for more information.

 

Merchandise

We only produce enough merchandise for specific events, because we're conscious of our environmental footprint. This means we're generally unable to provide items for show bags or giveaways.

Want to know more?

Please email partnerships@sydneywater.com.au if you have any questions about our programs.