Local organisations and community groups across the Central Coast can now apply for grant funding to host events and activities as part of the 65th annual NSW Seniors Festival.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch 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.
“For 65 years, this festival has been celebrating our state’s older people in recognition of the contributions they have made and continue to make to our great state,” Mr Crouch said.
“These grants give an opportunity for local organisations and groups to join in this massive celebration and help seniors connect with like-minded people, meet new friends, and even rekindle a passion for an old hobby.
“During 2022 we saw a number of organisations receive a share in almost $8,000 in grants towards their 2022 Seniors Festival Events.
“These organisations included, Hume Community Housing Association Company Limited, One Direct Connect Limited, Toukley 50 Plus and Naughty Noodle Fun Haus Inc.
“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.
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 till 1 August 2022.
To apply and for more information about the grants, visit www.nsw.gov.au/seniors-festival.