Seniors Week Grants Open

Baulkham Hills State MP David Elliott today encouraged local community groups to apply for funding through the 2016 NSW Seniors Week grants program.

Mr Elliott said that Seniors Week is the community’s opportunity to celebrate the substantial contributions that seniors have made.

“These grants are a great way to help fund an event for NSW Seniors Week to help local organisations show their appreciation for seniors and encourage them to actively participate in their local community,” Mr Elliott said.

The NSW Government has allocated $200,000 seed funding for community groups, volunteer organisations and local councils to host events during the 2016 NSW Seniors Week festival.

The NSW Seniors Week festival which will be held from Friday, 1 April to Sunday, 10 April 2016 is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, with over 300,000 seniors participating in events across NSW each year.

Seniors Week grants support local councils, volunteer groups and community organisations with the costs of developing and hosting NSW Seniors Week events and activities in their local communities.

There are two funding categories available in 2016:

  • Grants of up to $1,000 to deliver local events or activities in their communities, and
  • Grants from $1,001 to $5,000 for larger events which focus on this year’s theme.

The theme of the 2016 NSW Seniors Week is ‘Health Living’ and organisations are encouraged to hold events and activities that inform seniors about the importance of staying healthy and active.

Applications for the 2016 NSW Seniors Week grants program close at 5.00pm on Friday, 4 September 2015. Applications are to be submitted online at www.nswseniorsweek.com.au.