Through our Community Sponsorship Program, we are able to support charities, community groups and programs that align with our purpose: keeping communities healthy by providing fresh drinking water and sustainable sewage treatment services. 

Sponsorship is available for up to $10,000 per initiative for projects and programs that support the three categories of community well-being, community development and the environment. 

Applications are open now!

Interested? Here's what to do:

  1. Read the information for applicants below
  2. Confirm you are eligible to apply
  3. Contact the Community Relations team on 5475 3700 to discuss your project.

Ready to apply now?

For more specific information and to start your application, go to Applying for sponsorship.

Information for applicants

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities ENVIRONMENT 

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

Objectives:

  • 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 the local environment and their role in protecting it. Increase accessibility and community participation in environmental initiatives.

Sponsorship Opportunities COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

To support projects, programs, equipment, facilities, festivals or events that improve the live-ability and economic development of our communities.

Objectives:

  • To improve the capacity of our communities.
  • To encourage community participation. Improve the quality and opportunities for use of community spaces.
  • To provide opportunities for economic development and diversity across the region.

Sponsorship Opportunities COMMUNITY WELL-BEING

To support projects or programs that improve the health, wellbeing and education of our customers and help to alleviate disadvantage.

Objectives:

  • To expand community organisations' capacity to provide ongoing services.
  • To improve community access to health, wellness and social development resources e.g.: education, employment, health and wellbeing services.
  • To increase interaction between individuals and community services / organisations.
  • To improve services to alleviate impacts of disadvantage in including: homelessness, domestic violence, crime, drug and alcohol abuse.  

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

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. 

  1. Make sure you have read all the information on this page and checked your eligibility against the checklist above.
  2. Contact our team on (07) 5475 3700 to discuss your initiative in detail.
  3. Complete the online application form on the Applying for sponsorship page. 

2017 community sponsorship highlights