Our sponsorship program considers proposals from individuals, groups, schools or community organisations for activities, events or programs providing us with opportunities to build relationships and develop partnerships with the communities we service.

If you wish to apply for sponsorship, please read our Sponsorship Guidelines (PDF, 181kb) and complete the Sponsorship Application Form.

Applications open!
Permanent Hydration Station community installation program

Applications are now open for our Permanent Hydration Station installation program for 2020-21.

As part of our commitment under our Price Plan 2018-23, we’ll install a hydration station in each town in our service area supplied by potable water. We’ve already installed a number of them – you can find them on a map. We’ll be installing a further eight each year in 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23.

We’re asking communities to nominate their town and a suitable location to install a free water refill unit, valued at $6000.

Prior to submitting an application, groups must work with their local council to identify and approve a suitable location (i.e. visible, highly utilised area, accessible to the whole community, easily connectable to nearby water main). Applications must be supported by the relevant council.

We’re encouraging everyone to use these free stations and refill a reusable bottle and Choose Tap water – it’s a better decision for the environment and your wallet compared to buying bottled water.

The stations also offer an opportunity for the community to stay hydrated – particularly in the warmer summer months.

We partner with community organisations and local councils to install the station.

Applications for expressions of interest close on 31 August 2020, and we’ll contact applicants in late September to let them know if their application was successful for this round.

We’ll then work with the successful communities to finalise a location – which will benefit the whole community – and work through the process for installation. Stations must be installed by the end of June, 2021 under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as agreed between GVW and the applicant/s or the supporting organisation.

Some towns may not be eligible if they already have a similar unit installed by us – you can contact Karen on 5832 4824 for more information on applying and eligibility. Check our online map to see where stations have already been installed.

Fill in our application form now! 

Hydration Stations
Our Portable Hydration Stations are available through sponsorship arrangements for eligible outdoor community events. They are a great way to offer free water at your event.

The sponsorship value of the portable hydration station is $500 per day provided as 'in-kind' support.

Conditions for booking a water hydration stations include:

  • Bookings must be made at least four weeks in advance.
  • Spring and summer months are very popular, requests during these times will be accepted on a first case basis.
  • The event must be at a location with a dedicated water connection to our reticulation system.
  • Public Liability certificate is to be provided.

Our Portable Hydration Stations are available through sponsorship.

Staff Charity Fund
Our staff charity fund has an eligibility criteria in order to access donations contact mail@gvwater.vic.gov.au for more information.