Applications for Seniors Week grants close on September 19


August 26, 2014. Minister for Ageing John Ajaka today urged organisations, councils and community groups to apply for the $200,000 2015 NSW Seniors Week grants program, with just over three weeks left before applications close on 19 September.

“Seniors Week is an important celebration with more than 250,000 seniors participating across the state but it would not be possible without the help of organisations that plan events across the state,” Mr Ajaka said.

“Community groups, volunteer organisations and local councils can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to assist with planning their 2015 NSW Seniors Week festivities.

“Events can be cultural, musical, food driven or educational ”“ whatever the event is, it is a celebration of our seniors and their commitment to our community.

“Last year 480 applications were received and 229 applications for funding were granted.

“This year, in order to leverage the reach and participation of seniors in our community, funding has increased from a maximum of $1,000 to up to $5,000 per applicant.

“The NSW Government has provided $200,000 for this popular initiative, to ensure the week contains even more fabulous events for our seniors in 2015.

“This is our opportunity to thank our seniors for the great contribution they have made and continue to make in our community.

“I had a lot of fun during my first NSW Seniors Week as the Minister for Ageing earlier this year – it was wonderful to see seniors being involved in such a wide variety of activities.

“If you are planning an event to be held during 2015 NSW Seniors Week, I encourage you to submit an application.”

Next year’s NSW Seniors Week will be held from 14 to 22 March.

Applications for the 2015 NSW Seniors Week Grants program close on Friday, 19 September 2014 and must be submitted online


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