NSW Seniors Festival grants available

Organisations in the Upper Hunter are encouraged to celebrate the contribution seniors make by holding an event during the 2018 NSW Seniors Festival. 

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for local organisations to host events and activities that will support the festival’s 60th year.  

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 our community.

Member for Upper Hunter, Michael Johnsen encourages schools, councils and other local organisations to apply and be part of more than 1,000 free or discounted events expected to be held across the state.

The 2018 festival will run from Wednesday, April 4 to Sunday, April 15.

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 5pm on Friday, September 8. For more information or to submit an application, go to  www.nswseniorsfestival.com.au