GET ACTIVE, STAY CONNECTED AT THE 65TH SENIORS FESTIVAL
Local organisations and community groups are invited to apply for their share of grant funding to host events and activities as part of the 2023 NSW Seniors Festival.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said our seniors are invaluable to the community and it was important that we support them by hosting events and activities throughout the festival.
“Our seniors built the community we live in and enjoy today throughout their professional and voluntary careers,” Mr Anderson said.
“For 65 years, the Seniors Festival has been recognising and celebrating their contributions and I want to ensure that we have as many events as possible this year.
“A range of grants are on offer for local organisations and groups who are looking to host an event or activity and now is the time to submit an application.”
Minister for Seniors Mark Coure said organisations can apply for grants up to $10,000 to help see their event be part of the largest celebration of seniors in the Southern Hemisphere.
“This is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to ensuring older people remain active and connected within their communities no matter where they live, the language they speak and irrespective of their abilities,” Mr Coure said.
“This year’s festival, we saw grant recipients host some 140 different activities from dance classes to modified sports, computer classes and gardening workshops for the green thumbs.”
Local councils, community groups and not-for-profit organisations across NSW are among those who can apply for a grant.
The Seniors Festival will run from 1 to 12 February 2023. Applications for grants are open from 4 July to 1 August 2022. To apply and for more information about the grants, visit www.nsw.gov.au/seniors-festival