2017 NSW Grandparents Day event grants program open

Applications are now open for grants to help community organisations, small businesses and local councils host events to celebrate NSW Grandparents Day.

 

This year’s NSW Grandparents Day will be held on Sunday 29 October. It is a time for everyone to come together and recognise the value grandparents and older people bring to our communities.

NSW Government funding for local community events on NSW Grandparents Day has doubled this year to $200,000.

There are three funding categories available:

  • Tier 1 grants of up to $1000 for small-scale local events or activities targeted at community organisations and schools

  • Tier 2 grants from $1001 to $5000 for local community events

  • Tier 3 grants from $5001 to $10,000 for large-scale community events targeted at local councils in partnership with organisations and groups.

Minister for Ageing, Tanya Davies said Grandparents Day is a special day to connect across generations and to appreciate the wide-ranging benefits gained from the knowledge and wisdom shared by older people.

 

“I encourage organisations planning NSW Grandparents Day events to focus on activities that help older people, regardless of their age or ability, stay connected and contribute to their communities,” Mrs Davies said.

Last year 100 projects were successful in securing funding for events.

 

Applications for the grants program will close at 5pm on Friday 14 July 2017.

 

Find out more about NSW Grandparents Day at https://www.grandparentsday.nsw.gov.au/

 

14 June 2017.