The NSW Government has launched the Seniors Staying Social Grants Program. Grants are available for organisations to create locally driven programs that foster social inclusion for older people. The grants program aims to support projects that help older people connect with each other and enable them to develop quality relationships.
For a program to be eligible, it must be aimed at older people aged 65 years and over, or 55 years and over for Aboriginal people. Programs should focus on bringing older people together in person through group activities.
Grants will be awarded to a range of organisations across NSW. Organisations must deliver programs using, at least, one of three delivery approaches. These include:
- Enhancement Grant – enhancing a successful program that fosters social inclusion
- Expansion Grant – expanding a successful seniors program that fosters social inclusion in a new geographic area
- Creation Grant – creating a new program that effectively fosters social inclusion.
Applications close: 19 April 2020