SENIORS WEEK GRANTS NOW OPEN
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today encouraged local community groups to apply for Seniors Week grants under the 2016 Program.
“Seniors make an incredible contribution in our community, especially in terms of volunteer hours, and NSW Seniors Week provides an opportunity for us to recognise this” Mr Anderson said.
“Events held in the region as part of the 2015 Seniors Week festival that benefited from grants included the High Tea at Richardson House in Barraba, Jazz on the Hill in Gunnedah and Community Food Gardens in Tamworth.
The NSW Government has allocated $200,000 seed funding for community groups, volunteer organisations and local councils to host events during the 2016 NSW Seniors Week festival.
The NSW Seniors Week festival which will be held from Friday, 1 April to Sunday, 10 April 2016 is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, with over 300,000 seniors participating in events across NSW each year.
Mr Anderson said Seniors Week grants support local councils, volunteer groups and community organisations with the costs of developing and hosting NSW Seniors Week events and activities in their local communities.
There are two funding categories available in 2016:
- Grants of up to $1,000 to deliver local events or activities in their communities, and
- Grants from $1,001 to $5,000 for larger events which focus on this year’s theme.
“The theme of the 2016 NSW Seniors Week is ‘Health Living’ and I encourage organisations to get creative, get involved, and show their appreciation for our seniors” Mr Anderson concluded.
Applications for the 2016 NSW Seniors Week grants program open on Monday, 27 July 2015 and close at 5.00pm on Friday, 4 September 2015. Applications are to be submitted online at www.nswseniorsweek.com.au.