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Council and not-for-profit organisations in the Tamworth Electorate are encouraged to apply for a share of $600,000 to run programs aimed at reducing social isolation among seniors.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said programs run with the assistance of these grants are an important social lifeline for seniors, particularly those who live alone.

“No one likes to be alone and to feel disconnected from their neighbours and their community,” Mr Anderson said.

“This is especially true for our seniors who may be limited by reduced mobility and a lack of appropriate social events.

“The reducing social isolation grants address this issue by giving councils and not-for-profits the funding they need to create and grow events that foster connection and community amongst our seniors.”

There are three funding categories. One for new innovative projects, one specifically for local councils and one for existing or established projects for seniors.

“Grants of up to $50,000, $30,000 and $20,000 are available and I am excited to see what events receive funding this year,” Mr Anderson added.

“Applications are open through to the 19th of September so I would encourage councils and not-for-profits to start planning now to ensure they are able to access this funding.”

Round three will have three funding categories to deliver a more flexible program. The categories include:

  • Category 1: $30,000 grants for known or existing projects.
  • Category 2: $50,000 grants for projects or partnerships run by local council.
  • Category 3: $20,000 grants for new or innovative projects.

Applications are open until 11.59pm on Monday 19 September. For more information and to apply, please visit,

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