Community Sponsorship Community Sponsorship

GAWB display at Eco FestThe Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) recognises the vital contribution that individuals and community organisations make to the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of the Gladstone community and has established a Sponsorship Program to support community initiatives that align with our vision and values.  Sponsorship may be in cash, services or other in-kind support.

Our Sponsorship Framework provides you with an overview of the application process, criterial and eligibility.  GAWB currently has two grant options available:

Name Maxiumum Value Closing Date(s)
General Sponsorship No limit Year-round
Enviornmental Micro Grants $1,500 (plus GST)

31 March

31 September

The Sponsorship Application Forms for both of these grants can be found within the Sponsorship Framework.  

Checklist before applying for sponsorship - have you:

  • Read GAWB’s Sponsorship Framework?
  • Checked that your project or event is eligible?
  • Completed all sections of the Sponsorship Application Form?
  • Included a copy of your Public Liability Insurance (not required for individuals)?

General Sponsorship Program

GAWB’s General Sponsorship Program aims to provide funding from an established budget to individuals and/or community groups in support of local communities, events and initiatives.    There is no limit to the funding requested and applications are open all year round. 

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria: 

  • Public Interest
  • Corporate Identify
  • Community Engagement
  • Water Supply
  • Catchment Management
  • Water quality
  • Environmentally Sustainable Behaviour

Environmental Micro Grants

GAWB’s Environmental Micro Grants aim to provide funding for environmentally focussed projects, programs and activities.  As a micro grant, funding per application is capped at $1,500 (ex GST) to ensure support to the greatest number of programs and organisations. 

Through GAWB’s Environmental Micro Grants, we aim to support initiatives in the Gladstone Region which:

  • Improve environmental / nature-based outcomes
  • Enhance environmental understanding in the community
  • Encourage community participation in environmental activities


Completed applications or enquiries should be addressed to:
Stakeholder Relations and Communications Advisor
Gladstone Area Water Board
(07) 4976 3000
PO Box 466,  Gladstone  QLD  4680