Through this open process, the Australian Government is inviting applications to deliver services under the Village Hubs National Grants Manager Activity from February 2021 to 30 June 2024. The purpose of this grant is to engage a suitable organisation or consortia to manage the selection and administration of the grants to other organisations that will operate Village Hubs.
The successful Village Hubs National Grants Manager will assist the Australian Government establish at least ten additional Village Hubs in various locations across Australia, targeting older Australians aged 55 years and over (or Indigenous Australians aged 50 or over) living in their community.
A number of Village Hubs already exist in Australia and overseas, demonstrating how this model can bring older Australians together through a range of social, physical, learning, arts and cultural activities. Village Hubs aim to address loneliness, build community connection and offer a network of informal community support.
The Seniors Connected Village Hub projects will be evaluated to determine the effectiveness of the model to build a long-term sustainable community-led initiative.
Applications close: 4 November 2020.