Applications to 2017/18 Liveable Communities Grants program open

3 Oct 2017

Applications to Round Three of the Liveable Communities Grants program open at 10am, Tuesday 3 October and close at 2pm, Monday 20 November 2017.

Now in its third year, Round Three of the Liveable Communities Grants program seeks to fund innovative and strategic projects that aim to make local communities more responsive and inclusive of the needs of older people.

Grant categories

In Round Three, the program has a total of $1.3m in funding available across three categories:

  • Explore and scope: Up to $30,000
  • Test and grow: Up to $60,000
  • Replication & Sustainability: Up to $100,000

Who can apply?

We encourage organisations in NSW with innovative ideas to submit an application for grant funding. The grants program is open to non-government organisations, community organisations, universities, entrepreneurs, businesses and local councils.

How to apply

All grant applications must be submitted online through the SmartyGrants Portal.

For more information, including the selection criteria and terms and conditions, please read the Grant Guidelines.

Information sessions

Potential applicants are invited to attend an Information Sessions on Liveable Communities Round Three, including what types of projects the NSW Government is looking to fund and tips for writing a stand-out grant entry.

Information sessions will be held in four locations across NSW in October:


Date: Monday 9 October 2017


9.30am – 10.45am

Register here:

Date: Tuesday 17 October 2017

Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Register here:

Wagga Wagga

Date: Wednesday 11 October 2017

Time: 10.30am – 11.45am.

Register here:


Date:  Friday 13 October

Time: 10.30am – 11.45am

Register here:

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Date: Monday 16 October

Time:10:00am – 11:15am

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Who do I contact?

For more information about this program or how to apply, please contact:

(02) 8879 9172

About the Liveable Communities Program

The Liveable Communities Grants program offers $4 million in funding over four years for innovative projects that help older people, people with disability and carers to live active, healthy lives and access their community freely and safely.

The NSW Government created the Liveable Communities Grants program to capture the energy of Australian innovators and focus it on defining what it will mean to age well in the 21st century.

For more information about the program, including the Round Three  program timeline and previous grant recipients, please visit the Liveable Communities Grants webpage.