We support a broad range of activities that help people understand who we are and what we do, and how they can help us achieve our vision of enhancing life and liveability.
Find out about the types of funding, advice and other non-financial support we offer.
Councils and public land managers
Councils and public land managers can access funding to improve river health through the following grants programs:
Corridors of green - Funds projects such as weed control, fencing and creating management plans. Expert assistance and advice is also available.
Living Rivers program - Funds strategic and on-ground projects to improve stormwater quality and councils’ capacity to manage it. Training, guidance and support is also available.
Private land owners and managers
Private landowners and land managers can access funding to improve river health through the following grants programs:
Stream frontage management program - Funds work that protects or enhances riverbanks, such as weed control, fencing and planting. We also offer technical advice and learning opportunities.
- Rural land program - Funds projects in specific catchments to reduce the amount of sediment and nutrients entering waterways from farmland.
Technical advice, education and support to develop farm plans is also available.
Schools and community groups
Schools and community groups can access funding to educate the community or improve river health through the following grants prgorams:
Community grants program - Funds work that protects or enhances riverbanks on public land, raising awareness, training and education. Expert advice and assistance is also available.
Melbourne Water offers four grant programs including: Corridors of Green;Living Rivers program; Stream Frontage Management and Rural Land Program. In addition to these Melbourne Water’s Find Grants program assists individuals and communities to locate other grant providers to fund projects for the purpose of recreation, active transport, urban greening, cultural heritage, public artwork and signage, community events and the environment.
Information and applications for these external grants must be dealt directly with the relevant organisation and not Melbourne Water.
If you looking for land for community use, the Our Space Your Place program can help you find Melbourne Water sites.
Find sources of funding through a variety of government and non-government grant programs.