Grants to make WA communities more age-friendly

Western Australian local governments are now able to apply for State Government grants of up to $10,000 to implement projects that make their communities more age-friendly.

 

Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray announced the $100,000 Age-Friendly Communities Innovation and Implementation Grants Program, which will remain open for applications until 22 March 2018.

 

The program supports projects that make communities more age-friendly and support older people to experience positive ageing. In 2016-17, the program provided 14 grants totalling $173,731 to local governments for a variety of strategic pilot projects.

 

These projects included health and exercise programs, home maintenance workshops, digital literacy education, transport initiatives, inter-generational projects, senior-friendly customer services, social engagement, and the formation of seniors groups.

 

For the latest grant round, priority will be given to applications for collaborative projects between two or more local governments that have local community partners.

 

More information about the program can be found at https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/GrantsFunding/Pages/Grants-and-Funding.aspx

 

17 February 2018