Grants available in NSW to keep seniors connected

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Grants of up to $10,000 are available to fund programs focused on getting older people out and about during the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival. 

NSW Minister for Seniors Jodie Harrison said the $200,000 NSW Seniors Festival Grants Program helps organisations deliver engaging activities for people aged 60 and over to keep them active and connected to their communities.

“We would love to see as many organisations and local councils as possible apply for these grants and plan exciting events for seniors to enjoy across the state,” Minister Harrison said.

“The Seniors Festival is a wonderful time of the year, and we want to make sure older people are treated to a diverse selection of activities such as art, sport, music, technology, travel, recreation, and health.

“We know connection is so important as we age, and the NSW Seniors Festival is a great way to encourage seniors to get out and meet like-minded friends in their communities, while participating in the various activities on offer.”

Previous grant recipients delivered a wide range of activities from dance classes to modified sports, computer classes and gardening workshops.

“The Seniors Festival celebrates the valuable contribution seniors make to families and our community as volunteers, role models and carers,” Minister Harrison added.

The Seniors Festival will run from Monday 11 March to Sunday 24 March 2024. Applications for grants are open from 31 July to 28 August 2023. Apply here: https://www.dcj.nsw.gov.au/service-providers/grants/nsw-seniors-festival-grant-program-2024.html

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