Aqwest holds an annual Community Sponsorship round each September.

In 2020, the sponsorship pool was raised from $15,000 to $50,000. The successful applicants were:

Bunbury Regional Youthcare Council Chaplaincy services, Bunbury Fringe Festival, Bunbury Runners Club’s 3 Waters Running Festival, Bunbury Choose Respect, South West Multicultural Festival (representatives pictured with Aqwest Board Chair Stan Liaros), Withers Progress Association’s Community Gardening project, Volunteer South West, 39th Barrett Bunbury Swim Thru, ZONTA Club of Bunbury Breast Cushion workshop, Bunbury Bel Canto Singers, South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS), Investing In Our Youth Paint Bunbury REaD and Dalyellup Collective’s event traffic control course.


To be eligible for funding under Aqwest’s Community Sponsorship Program, groups must be :

  • Based within the region served by Aqwest
  • Providing a community service
  • Providing an educational, social, cultural or environmental activity
  • Managed by a community based committee
  • Not for profit
  • Constituted or Incorporated

Sponsorship is a business partnership and we will work with you to develop a formal agreement outlining our financial, material or staff commitment and expected benefits.

Standard benefits for us include signage at the event or venue, placing our logo on your website or program, verbal acknowledgement at your opening or in any media.  If we are the key sponsor, indicate if we would have naming rights for the event.

We expect acquittals within 30 days of the final date of your project, activity or event.  An acquittal is a written account of how funds you received from us have been spent.

If you are successful, our Public Relations Consultant will work with you to ensure our expectations are met.

Not supported

The following projects, activities and events will not be supported:

  •  Those that take place outside of Bunbury.
  • Philanthropic causes
  • Fundraising
  • Political parties or lobby groups
  • Events or activities that are divisive
  • Travel or study support
  • Religious groups (although charitable activities conducted by religious groups will be considered)
  • Indirect appeals - for example charity dinners, conferences and seminars (unless they are directly linked to Aqwest business).
  • Events and activities that are considered to be a health and safety risk
How to apply

Applications should be submitted on the online form, or as an attachment to the online form.

Sponsorship Application