The Consumer Advocacy and Research Fund
The Consumer Advocacy and Research Fund (CARF), established under the Water Industry Act 2012, provides annual funding of $250,000 (indexed for inflation each year) to support:
- research or advocacy that promotes the interests of consumers with a disability, low-income consumers, or consumers who are located within a regional area of the State; and
- projects that advance the interests of consumers from an advocacy perspective.
The Department for Environment and Water (DEW) administers the CARF on behalf of the Minister for Environment and Water. Previously the fund was administered by the Department for Human Services.
The 2021 CARF Grant funding round is now open to applications.
For further information and to apply for funding under a competitive funding round, see the CARF Grant Program Guidelines and CARF Grant Program Application Form.
Applications close 5pm Friday 26th November 2021
For further information contact:
Consumer Advocacy and Research Fund
Department for Environment and Water
Level 5, 81-95 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
GPO Box 1047, Adelaide SA 5001
Telephone: (08) 8463 6247
Projects that have received CARF funding since its inception in 2012 are listed below.
Projects funded through the Consumer Advocacy and Research Fund