River Network and WaterNow Alliance are seeking applications from water utilities and community groups who jointly want to receive technical, financial, capacity building, and leadership development support to bolster their partnership over an eight-month period.

Our Trust Building Support Initiative provides a variety of resources toward developing skills and approaches for building trust:

  • Financial support and/or leadership development training valued at approximately $6,000 for each partner (depending on needs and ability to accept direct financial assistance);
  • Technical, capacity building, and leadership development support via coaching, mentoring, and peer support;
  • Access to additional WaterNow Alliance and River Network membership benefits, including conferences, leadership and technical training, and recognition opportunities;
  • Showcasing of progress and results via River Network and WaterNow publications and conferences or other events.

Support will be based on the best practices outlined in Building Blocks of Trust: Creating Authentic and Equitable Relationships Between Community Organizations and Water Utilities.

Applications are due February 28, 2022