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Southern Rural Water supports communities across our region through sponsorship and participation in community events and activities that complement our role as a rural water corporation.

Our sponsorship guidelines are closely aligned with the Victorian Government Sponsorship Policy.

How to apply

To apply for a sponsorship, email with the subject line Sponsorship application’.

In your application, specify the following:

  • What sponsorship you are requesting and why should it be considered?
  • How does the sponsorship meet Southern Rural Water’s criteria?  (see Criteria section further down)
  • Amount requested and why?
  • Your name / role.
  • Name of organisation.
  • Contact email, contact mobile and postal or mailing address.

Please ensure the correct contact information is included in your email - the application will not be considered otherwise.

Types of sponsorship

  • Community support – sponsorship for community groups, charities, appeals and events.
  • Corporate support – sponsorship of relevant organisation events that benefit local communities.

Southern Rural Water will consider requests for in-kind, cash and promotional products.


Southern Rural Water will consider sponsorship requests from not-for-profit groups:

  • based in the southern half of Victoria
  • whose activities cover communities in the southern half of Victoria
  • that meets Southern Rural Water's corporate goals and objectives.

Groups should be involved in activities that help to: 

  • strengthen local communities
  • promote sustainable environmental practices 
  • educate on water-related topics, especially rural or non-urban water use.

We do not sponsor the following:

  • Commercial organisations.
  • Advertising organised by a commercial organisation.
  • Any activity unrelated to those mentioned above.
  • Any organisation which passes the sponsorship onto a third party.
  • Political parties.
  • Any group or individual who may be subject to Southern Rural Water regulation or inspection.