Ajaka launches grants for more innovative communities


Minister for Ageing John Ajaka today announced the launch of a new grants program providing $4 million dollars over four years for innovative projects that support healthy ageing. The grants deliver another NSW Government election commitment that makes a positive difference to the lives of older people across NSW.

The Liveable Communities Grants will capture innovative ideas from a wide-range of groups including non-government organisations, academics, entrepreneurs, small businesses and local councils to define what it will mean to age well now and into the future.

Mr Ajaka said that people and organisations across the state with extraordinary ideas that foster more liveable communities for older people and drive real social impact are invited to take part in the program.

“The NSW Government wants this state to lead the country in supporting interesting and fresh ideas that create positive social outcomes for older people,” Mr Ajaka said.

“Liveable communities enable everyone, regardless of age or ability, to lead active, independent, healthy lives and access their community freely and safely.”

The Liveable Communities Grants is a four year program and will support a range of ideas for new initiatives or platforms focussed on helping older people increase their participation in the community and lead rewarding, active lives.

Successful entries will be assessed on their innovation, their understanding of community, their potential for creating sustainable long-term solutions and must address one of the following categories:

  • Helping people stay healthy,


  • Helping people stay connected,


  • Helping people work or contribute, and


  • Helping people live where they want to.


Winning entries will be determined by an expert panel and further details can be found at www.ageing.nsw.gov.au/home.


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