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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. 

Applications for 2017/18 GFS funding are now closed. The 2018/19 round of funding is likely to open mid- 2018.

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.

Applications for 2017/18 PAG funding are now closed. The 2018/19 round of funding is likely to open mid- 2018.

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.

Applications for 2017/18 Age Friendly SA Grants round funding are now closed. The 2018/19 round of funding is likely to open mid- 2018.

Contact

If you require further information, contact the Office for the Ageing:

Email: oftacommunitygrants@sa.gov.au
Telephone: (08) 8204 2420
Postal address: PO Box 196 Rundle Mall Adelaide SA 5000

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