Enriching Communities program to fund 13 new regional projects

Dec 18, 2023

Grant funding is set to flow across the region, with Riverina Water today announcing the successful recipients of its $100,000 Enriching Communities program for 2023/24.

The grants program will see 13 community groups from Wagga Wagga City, Lockhart Shire, Greater Hume and Federation council areas receive a share in the funding.

“This program is one of the many ways Riverina Water gives back to the community in a meaningful way,” Riverina Water Chairperson Councillor Tim Koschel said.

"These grants make a real difference in enhancing the social, cultural, and environmental lives of people living in our supply area.

“We are pleased to see that 13 diverse new projects will now be made possible.”

The Enriching Communities program supports activities that meet the key objectives of community, health and wellbeing, water conservation and education, arts and culture, sustainability and the environment.

“These grants empower community groups, allowing them to design and manage projects with a clearly identified need and benefit,” Cr Koschel said.

“For example, this year funding will go to the Wagga Tibetan Community to purchase festive performance costumes; and to Riding for the Disabled Wagga to install a new efficient watering system.

“Another highlight is awarding funding to Meals on Wheels groups in both Holbrook and The Rock for critical equipment upgrades, which will provide an immediate benefit to ageing members of our community.

“We are also funding projects to upgrade vital community infrastructure, projects to support sporting clubs, and projects focused on arts and cultural engagement.”

Funding allocations for the Enriching Communities program have been made to each Council in Riverina Water’s supply area: $40,000 for Wagga Wagga City Council, and $20,000 each for Lockhart Shire, Greater Hume and Federation.

See the full list of 2023/24 grants recipients on our grants page.