NSW SENIORS FESTIVAL TO TURN 60 - GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR EVENTS

Written on the 22 August 2017 by Kevin Conolly

NSW SENIORS FESTIVAL TO TURN 60 - GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR EVENTS

Community organisations are being encouraged to celebrate the enormous contribution seniors make by holding an event during the 2018 NSW Seniors Festival. 

Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly today announced that grants of up to $10,000 are available for local organisations to host events and activities that will support the festival's 60th year, which will run from Wednesday April 4 to Sunday April 15, 2018. 

"The $200,000 grants program is part of the NSW Government's continued commitment to creating a more inclusive community for seniors and celebrate the immense value older people bring to the wider community," said Mr Conolly.

Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said the NSW Seniors Festival is the largest celebration of older people in the Southern Hemisphere.

"I encourage organisations to hold events that will inspire seniors, regardless of their age or ability. It's a brilliant way to connect with and appreciate older people in our communities," Mrs Davies said.

Past events have focused on creativity, recreation, technology, and health, while also benefiting the culturally and linguistically diverse, Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islander communities.

For the first time, there are three funding categories available:

Tier 1 Grants of up to $1000 for small-scale local events or activities targeted at community organisations and schools.

Tier 2 Grants from $1,001 to $5000 for local community events targeted at larger community organisations.

Tier 3 Grants from $5,001 to $10,000 for large scale community events run by local councils in partnership with organisations and groups.

Grant applications close soon at 5pm, Friday September 8, 2017. For more information or to submit an application, go to www.nswseniorsfestival.com.au/events/grants


Author: Kevin Conolly

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