FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR ACCESSIBLE, LIVEABLE COMMUNITIES
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is encouraging local organisations to apply for funding to help make the local community more accessible and liveable.
The Liveable Communities Grants Program provides grants of up to $100,000 for innovative projects that help older people stay healthy, stay connected, get or keep a job, or live in their community close to family or friends.
“We have a large number of older people living in our region and we want to ensure they live in a safe, vibrant and inclusive community that they can be proud to call home.
“It’s important that we invest in these styles of projects so that we can assist older people to live healthier and happier lives.
The NSW Government is delivering an election commitment to provide $4 million for the Liveable Communities Grants Program over four years.
The first year of Liveable Communities was a success, with 24 funded projects encompassing health, wellbeing, and creative arts, and included initiatives that connect older people with their communities, address elder abuse, and support older workers. A number of funded projects target older people in Aboriginal or culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Projects must align with one of the government’s five identified ageing priority areas:
Health and well being
Working and retiring
Applications close on Friday 30 September 2016.
For more information, visit http://www.ageing.nsw.gov.au/about_us/news/liveable-communities-grants-program, email LiveableCommunitiesGrants@facs.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 8753 9418.