Welcome to SUEZ Community Grants

Right across Australia, local not-for-profit groups are giving their all to build strong communities and create a brighter future for people and the planet. Need funding to make a difference in your community? We're here to help.

Click here to see 2019's funded projects.

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About Grants

Supporting your local communities to build a better future

Changing the world isn't easy. It takes a whole lot of commitment, time and effort and the money to bring your dream of a better future for your community to life. At SUEZ, we're committed to investing in the local communities in which we operate and serve. The purpose of the SUEZ Community Grants Program is to identify local initiatives that will actively contribute to the sustainable well-being of Australian communities, either socially or environmentally, for the benefit of current residents and generations to come. Individual grants of up to $15,000 each are up for grabs. If you need a hand to making a real difference in your community and local environment, we encourage you to apply.

Community Grants 2019 - SUEZ Australia & New Zealand

Credit: SUEZ Australia and New Zealand

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provided to inspiring projects across Australia since 2014



up to $15,000 per project

community groups, schools and organisations assisted in 2019

Who can apply for funding?

Each year we receive a high volume of applications across a wide range of project types, and every application is assessed on its individual merits against all areas of the eligibility criteria.
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Eligibility criteria

Please find below all you need to know before applying for SUEZ Community Grants 2019:

Location: Grants are available for projects located within the vicinity of a SUEZ Facility. Please check out our location map for more information.

Focus area:

  • Play an active role to protect the environment
  • Improve the sustainability of the local community

Sustainability Development Goals: Demonstrate contribution to one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For more details, download the SDGs information pack.


Registered: Your organisation must be a registered charity, community organisation or community group with a current ABN. If you don’t have an ABN, you must provide the details of an auspice organisation.


Terms and conditions: You must read and agreed to the SUEZ Community Grants T&Cs.

We strongly recommend that you read the application guide in full before starting your application. Download the application guide.

How to apply

How can I apply for funding?

Applications are online and paperless as part of our sustainability commitment. We have made the application process as simple as possible. 

You will have to create an account and submit your application form using the SmartyGrants platform by 20 September (5pm AEST) 2019 (please allow for time differences between states and territories)

During the 4-week application period, you will have the option to save your application at any time and come back later.


Applications OPEN

26 August - 20 September 2019


Review period

beginning of October 2019


Winners advised

Mid October 2019

Frequently asked questions
We’ve compiled answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the SUEZ Community Grants program to make it easy for you to find out all you need to know. Below are some questions. Download here the full FAQS. If you don't find your answer, please email us at Community.grants.anz@suez.com

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Our past funded projects
Congratulations to our successful 2014-2018 recipients. They all share common goals to drive positive, sustainable change for society and the environment. From energy and water saving initiatives to recycling, reuse and composting projects, play and social spaces, gardens, and helping people & animals in need, read about their amazing stories
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Big water savings in little hands - VIC

A $2000 grant from waste and water management company SUEZ.




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Creating Cultural Community Art - SA

The $5,000 grant aims to support the painting of the shipping container in a way that creates cultural community art for Lockleys North Primary School.
Read their story
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Protecting our wildlife - QLD

Wildcare Australia built a mobile 'soft release' aviary with its $3,830 SUEZ Community Grant.





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