Through our Community Sponsorship Program, we are proud to support charities, community groups and programs that align with our purpose of keeping communities healthy. 

Our sponsorship program provides funding of up to $10,000 (for each initiative) for projects and programs that help to make our region a better place to live and work. Sponsorship falls within three categories: Community Wellbeing, Environment and Plastic Prevention. 

Funding applications for 2019 have now closed. 

2020 Program dates:

Applications open:  July 2019

Funding notification: October 2019

Funding: January 2020

Implementation: January 2020 - December 2020

Funding amount: Up to $10,000 per initiative 


Sponsorship Opportunities COMMUNITY WELLBEING

To support projects or programs that improve the health, wellbeing and education of youth, and help to alleviate the impact of domestic violence and homelessness in our community.


  • To assist in the prevention of homelessness and domestic violence in our community
  • To improve services to support community members impacted by domestic violence and homelessness
  • To improve services to support the health, wellbeing and education of young people in our community
  • To increase interaction between individuals and community services / organisations in the areas of homelessness, domestic violence and youth.


Sponsorship Opportunities


Sponsorship Opportunities


Sponsorship Opportunities ENVIRONMENT

To support community projects, programs or events that deliver environmental improvements or environmental education with a particular focus on waterway health.


  • To improve outcomes for our region’s flora, fauna and biodiversity.
  • To reduce the community’s impact on the environment.
  • To increase community awareness of their local waterways and their role in protecting them.
  • Increase accessibility and community participation in environmental initiatives.


Sponsorship Opportunities PLASTIC PREVENTION

To support projects or programs that reduce the impact and amount of single-use plastic waste in our community through education, innovation, awareness and behavioural change campaigns.


  • To educate the community on the impact of single-use plastic waste
  • To provide innovative solutions to reduce single-use plastic
  • To facilitate behavioural change to reduce single-use plastic water bottles.

Unitywater can consider sponsoring organisations or initiatives that:

  • are not-for-profit or support a charitable cause or community project
  • are based within Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay local government area
  • align with our community focus, company values and core business
  • provide a measurable benefit to our customers and communities
  • demonstrate community involvement, particularly those that engage multiple community groups and organisations
  • generate visibility for Unitywater within the community ie: publicity, branding and promotion.

Unitywater cannot consider sponsorship of:

  • a single individual
  • initiatives that operate for a commercial profit 
  • initiatives or entities that conflict with Unitywater’s values and brand
  • initiatives or entities that promote alcohol, drugs, gambling, violence or discrimination against race, age, gender or religion
  • initiatives or entities that risk conflict of interest
  • initiatives that support a single religious, sporting or political group
  • initiatives run solely for fundraising purposes without broader community benefit.

We have some key criteria in place to help us select which projects, programs or events to sponsor.

Here are our guiding principles.

  1. Strategic 
    We support initiatives that enable community organisations to help us achieve our purpose: Keeping communities healthy.

  2. Aligned with our community focus 
    The initiatives we support are clearly aligned with the goals and issues relevant to our business – environment, community development and community well-being.   

  3. Collaborative 
    We foster long-term partnerships with mutual benefits and deliverables clearly articulated. The initiatives will engage multiple stakeholder groups and deliver outcomes that benefit a broad section of the community. 

  4. Measurable
    Specific targets are set, clearly understood by both Unitywater and the recipient, reported and measured.

  5. Transparent
    We work with our stakeholders and community to engage appropriate recipients for each priority area. We communicate the rationale and outcomes of the program to the community.

Applications will be assessed by a Unitywater panel against the following criteria:

  • applicant’s eligibility

  • applicant’s ability to meet category objectives 

  • level of community benefit and reach 

  • alignment with our community focus, company values and core business

  • applicant’s ability to deliver a safe, successful project in full and within budget  

  • level of exposure for Unitywater as a sponsor within the community

  • demonstrated support from community stakeholders (eg: letters of support).

Sponsorship recipients are required to report on the progress of the funded activities three months after implementation and provide an acquittal report within 30 days of project completion.  

The interim report form outlines: 

  • how your sponsored initiative is tracking

  • what opportunities exist for collaboration with Unitywater 

  • what media opportunities exist. 

Note: we will also be looking for images or other artefacts to demonstrate the project or initiative within the community. 

The acquittal report form outlines: 

  • how the sponsorship money was spent

  • what the project delivered 

  • the benefits to our customers 

  • how Unitywater was represented. 

Note: we will also be looking for images or other artefacts to demonstrate the project or initiative within the community. 

Our CommUnity Stories

Every year, we support some incredible community organisations that help make our region a better place to live. Watch the featured video below or all the video stories showcasing this remarkable work.

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