The bulk water authority has launched its 2019 Water for Life Community Grants program – an initiative that provides funding to improve the community’s education and water literacy.

Seqwater Community Education Team Leader, Michelle Bordignon, said applications were now open and grant recipients could receive up to $10,000 in funding.

“The grants are an opportunity to support likeminded organisations, who deliver on-the-ground education based programs and teach the community about the value of our local waterways,” she said.

“We’re encouraging applications from organisations with existing or new projects that are focused on community involvement or building community understanding of the water cycle and water-related issues.”

Since the program began in 2016, Seqwater has provided over $240,000 to local schools, indigenous organisations, environmental associations and catchment groups.

“Seqwater is immensely proud to continue our Water for Life Community Grants and each year we’re amazed by the commitment of funding recipients who share our vision to create a sustainable water future for generations to come,” Ms Bordignon said.

Applications are open until 3 June 2019, with projects to be delivered between 1 June 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Eligibility criteria and a grant application form are available through www.yourseqwater.com.au, by emailing communications@seqwater.com.au or phoning 1800 771 497.

For more information about the Water for life community grants program, visit yourseqwater.com.au/community-grants