Office for the Ageing Community Grants
The Age Friendly SA Grant Round, Grants for Seniors and Positive Ageing Grants programs reflect the State Government’s vision to bring the community together to create an all-ages-friendly state as outlined in Prosperity Through Longevity: South Australia’s Ageing Plan, Our Vision 2014-2019 (PDF 8MB).
To be considered for funding, projects must align to at least one of the ageing plan priorities – health, wellbeing and security; social and economic productivity; and all-ages-friendly communities. In 2017/18, projects and activities that promote and progress the development of cultural change towards more positive community attitudes on ageing and older people are encouraged.
Local governments are eligible to apply for Age Friendly SA Grants.
Organisations that are non-government, not-for-profit, incorporated and have an active Australian Business Number are eligible to apply for Grants for Seniors and Positive Ageing Grants.
Grants for Seniors
The aim of Grants for Seniors (GFS) program funding is to increase options for older people to participate in group and/or community activities, generally through the purchase of equipment or small scale program support.
Through two rounds of Grants for Seniors (GFS) in 2016/17, 35 organisations received a total of $150,000 to enable older South Australians to become more active in the community.
The GFS 2017/18 round for Goods (grants up to $ 5,000) and GFS 2017/18 round for Projects (grants up to $10,000) are now open. Online applications are due by 5pm on Friday 15 September 2017.
- 2017/18 GFS program guidelines (PDF 572KB)
- GFS - Goods online application form
- GFS - Projects online application form
- An example of the online application forms – for viewing, downloading and printing only is also available. Not to be used. Only online applications will be accepted:
Positive Ageing Grants
Positive Ageing Grants (PAG) provide one-off ageing-specific grants of between $10,000 and $30,000 to support projects that promote and progress the development of more positive community attitudes towards ageing and older people and increase the participation of older South Australians.
In 2016/17, six not-for-profit organisations shared in PAG funding of more than $130,000 to engage with older South Australians in the community.
The 2017/18 PAG funding round is now open. Online applications are due by 5pm on Friday 13 October 2017.
- 2017/18 PAG program guidelines (PDF 515KB)
- PAG online application form
- An example of the PAG online application form (PDF 554KB) - for viewing, downloading and printing only. Not to be used. Only online applications will be accepted.
Age Friendly SA Grant Round
The Age Friendly SA Grants were established as an early action under the Age Friendly SA Strategy to provide grants of up to $25,000 to local government to deliver projects that contribute to an age friendly South Australia.
Age Friendly SA Grant applications for larger grants of up to $45,000 will be considered from regional partnerships of three or more local governments.
The first Age Friendly SA Grant Round in 2016-17 provided funding of $150,000 to eight local councils and community organisations for projects to promote stronger connections between generations and support people to make a contribution and/or have a say.
The 2017-18 Age Friendly SA Grant Round is now open. Online applications are due by 5pm on Friday 13 October 2017.
- 2017/18 Age Friendly SA Grants guidelines (PDF 470KB)
- Age Friendly SA Grants online application form
- An example of the Age Friendly SA online application form (PDF 569KB) - for viewing, downloading and printing only. Not to be used. Only online applications will be accepted
If you require further information, contact the Office for the Ageing:
Telephone: (08) 8204 2420
Postal address: PO Box 196 Rundle Mall Adelaide SA 5000