Water Safety Fund Community Grants

Water Safety Fund Community Grants are offered to support community organisations’ efforts to improve water safety in NSW. 

Grants are awarded to successful applicants whose projects aim to increase water safety in high risk geographical locations, population groups and activities.

Water Safety Fund Community Grants 2018-19 

Successful projects in the 2018/19 round are being announced progressively and more will be announced soon. So far this year, the following grants have been announced:

Gunida Gunya Swimming and Water Safety Program - $54,250

This program delivered by the Gunida Gunya Aboriginal Corporation will provide swimming lessons to 50 children and 25 adults. Participants will undergo an intensive swimming program that encompasses pool, lake, river, boat and beach safety training, and they will be provided with free pool access, swimming costumes, goggles, a swim cap and ear plugs, to reduce barriers to participation. The program also offers CPR training for the primary carer of swim lesson participants who are aged 0-15 years and swimming instructor training for 5 adults.

Sydney Refugee and Migrant Program -$90,000 

This project will bring together Royal Life Saving NSW, Reclink Australia, Belgravia Leisure, councils within the Sydney City, Parramatta and Blacktown areas and refugee and migrant resource and advisory services, to deliver a unique aquatic experience. 

240 adult refugee/migrant participants will be provided with access to learn to swim programs at local public swimming pools across a 10-week program. This project will also develop the skills and understanding of swimming instructors when dealing with refugee/migrant groups, via specialised professional development. Pool managers will also attend a workshop designed to develop and provide promotional strategies and tools to further engage with refugee and migrant groups. 

Future Water Safety Fund Community Grants

The opening of applications for future rounds of the Water Safety Fund Community Grants will be announced on the Water Safety NSW website. 

Recipients of Previous Rounds

Previous round 2017-2018 [PDF, 94kb]

Previous round 2016-2017 [PDF, 94kb]

Previous round 2014-2015 [PDF, 94kb]

Previous round 2013-2014 [PDF, 95kb]

Previous round 2012-2013 [PDF, 94kb]

Previous round 2011-2012 [PDF, 62kb]