Our funded projects
Since the SUEZ Community Grants program began in 2014, we've been honoured to support over 100 inspiring organisations across Australia to create positive change for their communities and the environment.
2019's focus on the Sustainable Development Goals
We are proud to be supporting the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. Our 2019 funded projects resonate strongly with these goals which are essential to help ensure our future is sustainable. Please see below the projects we have selected to fund in 2019.
|Sustainable Schools Network - 2020 Sustainability Symposium (Gold Coast)
||Sustainability-focused week-long event strongly involving youth to come together to plan for action to address the SDGs.
||6, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17
|Badjuballa Aboriginal Corporation – ‘Bringing Our Mob Back’ Program (Far North QLD)||This program will take at-risk Indigenous youth offenders out 'on country' with Elders and help turn their lives around.||4, 10|
|The Nature Conservancy - The Ultimate Cleantech: Australian-first study on oyster reef restoration (Noosa)||TNC will conduct a major study on the Sydney Rock Oyster species to reduce coastal eutrophication in urban environments.
|Ocean Crusaders Foundation - River Conveyor Cleaner (Brisbane)||A fleet of custom aluminium drop bottom skip bins will collect Brisbane waterway debris to conserve marine and birdlife.||11, 14, 17|
|Seabin Foundation - Seabins for the Gold Coast (Gold Coast)||New Seabins cleaning up Gold Coast waterways will both help the environment and create local awareness in the community.
||9, 11, 12, 14, 17
|SisterWorks - Bendigo Empowerment Hub - fighting economic inequality in regional Victoria (Bendigo)
||A new regional hub will train migrant women from ethnic minorities to produce and sell products from recycled materials.
|Strathaird Primary School - Children's Discovery Garden (Narre Warren South)||Primary school will engage kids from ethnic minorities to design, plan and use a new space for nature play and learning.
||10, 12, 15|
|Remember The Wild - 'Businesses Caring for Our Bay' program (Port Phillip Bay)||This project engages local businesses to become sustainable for marine environments through workshops and certification.
||11 ,12, 14|
|Albert Street Primary School - Kurnai Yarning Circle (Moe)||Local Indigenous elders will engage with children to transfer their culture, language, and spirituality into the future.||10, 15|
|Surfing the Spectrum - 2019/2020 Summer Series (NSW East Cost)
||'The Ocean is for Everyone'. STS takes kids with autism to learn surfing to enjoy our environment just like anyone else.
||3, 10, 11|
|La Perouse Public School - Powered by Sunshine (La Perouse)||Sydney school with 66% Aboriginal children will install a 39kW solar power system to reduce their educational footprint.||7, 11, 13|
|Cerebral Palsy Alliance - Equipment and resources for adults and children with disability (Nowra)||New equipment at CPA's Nowra centre will improve lives and treatment for 115 adults and children living with disability.
|Rowland Hassall School - The Waratah Centre - Take Ten Litter Project (Telopea)||This school will invest in a boat and take students on the Georges River to clean up pollution from the local shoreline.||6, 15|
|Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health - Bawoorrooga Self-Build Sustainable Housing & Education Program (Mueller Ranges)
||New sustainable and scalable housing construction project in the remote Kimberley will empower the Aboriginal community.
||1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13
|Canning Vale Senior Football Club - Women's Football Team 2020 (Canning Vale)||This Perth-based sporting club is responding to local community needs, bridging inequality gaps and fostering inclusion.
|Animal Instinct Wildlife Services - Shelter Renovation (Boddington)||A registered conservation organisation will build new hospital rooms to save the lives of bird species in our community.
|Marine Discovery Centre - Human Footprint Project (Henley Beach)
||A community education centre will engage the community with education sessions focusing on marine life and conservation.
|Burnside Repair Cafe (City of Burnside)||A new community space in Adelaide will match residents with skilled volunteers to reduce broken items going to landfill.||10, 11, 12|
|Mercedes College – ‘Think Green’ Waste Management and Recycling Project (Springfield)||Adelaide school will establish a new labelled bins and education program to improve their commitment to sustainability.
Take a look at the past projects
It's amazing what people can do in their communities with a combination of passion, hard work and the right support. Take a look at some of our recent grant recipients and what they've been able to achieve.
Lockleys North Primary School - SUEZ Community Grants
Credit: SUEZ Australia and New Zealand
Resourcing the energy transition - VIC
A solar power system installed with a $15,000 Grant allows Cranbourne's Public Hall to operate off the electricity grid, and to reinvest cost savings into infrastructure and benefits for community users.
Equipping the sharing economy - QLD
A $15,000 SUEZ Community Grant is enabling the Brisbane Tool Library to save more tools from landfill and offer them to the community, reducing waste and growing a thriving hub for sharing skills and equipment.
Big water savings in little hands - VIC
Talbingo Kindergarten will become one of Victoria's first kindergartens to install water-saving taps in its children's bathroom, providing a valuable demonstration of water conservation in action, funded by a $2,000 grant.
Sun-safe sailing at Fernhill - NSW
A $15,000 SUEZ Community Grant has constructed environmentally friendly shade sails, made from recycled materials, over the Fernhill School's outdoor play areas. The sails give year-round protection from the sun's harmful UV rays, along with effective shading and ventilation to reduce temperatures in the warmer months.
Green light for green thumbs at Gregory Park - QLD
Residents of Milton and surrounds are now benefiting from the suburb's first community garden thanks to a $10,000 SUEZ Community Grant. Accessible to the entire community, the garden provides fresh produce for all as well as an educational program for local students to learn about the social and environmental benefits of caring for and connecting with the natural environment.
Conserving the natural environment - QLD
A $15,000 SUEZ Community Grant enabled the Heritage Park Bushland Care Group to undertake critical community-led conservation work at Wooroi Creek and produce new signage and educational materials.
Making better use of wastewater - NSW
Coogee Beach Surf Life Club's $4,900 SUEZ Community Grant allowed it to upgrade and expand its grey water system to minimise unnecessary fresh water use, and develop new community-focused sustainability education signage.
Protecting our wildlife - QLD
Wildcare Australia built a mobile 'soft release' aviary with its $3,830 SUEZ Community Grant, enabling it to re-introduce rehabilitated native birds and mammals back into their natural habitats gradually for greater long-term success.
Creating Cultural Community Art - SA
Teacher, students and parents at Lockleys North Primary School have collected loose parts for the junior primary school students to play with and are currently stored in a shipping container. The grant aims to support the painting of the shipping container in a way that creates cultural community art that represents the nationalities of the community, students and First Australians.