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Seniors' Festival grants

The Seniors' Festival Grant assists local community groups to deliver activities or events for the annual festival.

The 2023 Seniors’ Festival held from Wednesday 1 February to Sunday 12 February, provides opportunities for people over 60 to remain active, healthy and engaged in their local community.

Grants up to $500 are available for not-for-profit community groups to put towards the costs of hosting an event or activity for next year's festival.

Some examples of costs the grant can be put towards include:

  • hiring or purchasing a new piece of equipment
  • promotion of an event or an activity
  • running an event or activity
  • volunteers' donations
  • workshops, classes, or sessions
  • training staff
  • facilitation fees
  • other items that help deliver activities.

Grant funding is not available for:

  • rental costs, i.e. room or venue hire
  • annual running costs e.g. insurance, incorporation fees
  • improvement works on private property
  • the benefit of an individual
  • retrospective projects, that is your activity must occur after the grant has been issued
  • wages or salary.

Applications are closed

Key dates

  • Applications open Monday 12 September 2022, 10am.
  • Applications close Monday 31 October 2022, 3pm.
  • Applications will be assessed by end of December 2022.
  • Applicants will be notified of results and grants issued to successful applicants by end of January 2023.

More information

For more information please contact Council's Community Development Officer, Gerard Dennis: