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Let's celebrate Grandparents Day! Event grants now open

13 Jun 2017

As part of the NSW Government’s continued commitment to seniors, funding for local community events on Grandparents Day will be doubled to $200,000 this year, Minister for Ageing, Tanya Davies announced today.

Mrs Davies said NSW Grandparents Day on Sunday, 29 October is a time for everyone to come together and recognise the value grandparents and older people bring to our communities.

“Day in and day out grandparents and older people make our families and communities stronger, and we must thank them for all they do,” Mrs Davies said.

Applications are now open for event grants to help community organisations, small businesses and local councils host events to celebrate grandparents and older people.

“It’s a special day to connect across generations and to appreciate the wide-ranging benefits gained from the knowledge and wisdom shared by older people,” Mrs Davies said.

“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.”

For the first time, there are three funding categories available this year:

  • Tier 1 Grants of up to $1,000 for small-scale local events or activities targeted at community organisations and schools.
  • Tier 2 Grants from $1,001 to $5,000 for local community events.
  • Tier 3 Grants from $5,001 to $10,000 for large scale community events targeted at local councils in partnership with organisations and groups.

In 2016, 100 projects were successful in securing funding for NSW Grandparents Day events.

Applications for the 2017 NSW Grandparents Day grants program will close at 5.00pm on Friday 14 July 2017.

For more information or to apply visit www.grandparentsday.nsw.gov.au