Community Water Supply Program
The Community Water Supply Program (CWSP) provides grants of up to $100 000 for community water supply improvements in dryland agricultural areas receiving less than 600 mm average annual rainfall.
The program aims to encourage the planning and establishment of reliable non-potable water supplies to meet emergency farmland water needs and reduce scheme water use.
The Department of Water works with local governments and rural communities to develop projects and guide them through the planning, assessment and implementation phases of the project.
The following broad project categories are eligible for funding under the program:
- construction or enhancement of water supplies to meet emergency farmland water needs
- construction or enhancement of water supplies to improve townsite amenity and reduce scheme water use
- refurbishment of strategic agricultural area, water sources to meet emergency farmland water supply needs or improve townsite amenity.
Applications for funding
A single funding round is available each year. Applications close on 31 December, and funds become available at the start of the following financial year.
The Community Water Supply program guidelines provides a detailed description of the eligibility criteria, application and assessment process and project management requirements.
For more information call 1800 780 300 or email email@example.com.