Liveable Communities

The Liveable Communities Grants program offers $4 million in funding over four years for projects that improve the lives of older people living in NSW.

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.

The program will support a range of ideas for new and improved programs, platforms and ventures that will help older people to live, learn, care, share, contribute and connect.

What are liveable communities?

Liveable communities enable all people, regardless of age or ability, to lead active, independent, healthy lives and access their community freely and safely.

For more information regarding liveable communities please see the World Health Organisation’s report on Global Age-friendly Cities.

2016-17 Grants Program

Applications for 2016-17 Liveable Communities grants closed on Friday 30 September 2016.

For more information about the Liveable Communities grants, including the selection criteria and terms and conditions, please read the Liveable Communities Grant Guidelines 2016-17.

An information session was held for potential applicants on 1 September 2016. The information session provides more detail on the objectives of the grants program.

The information presented at the session is available to view at:

2016-17 Grants Program Timeline

18 August 2016: Applications open

1 September 2016: Information session

30 September 2016: Applications close

December 2016: Grant recipients announced

February 2017: Workshop for grant recipients

March 2017: Projects commence

Successful Projects

Further information about the successful projects will be available on this website in early 2017.

Who do I contact?

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

(02) 8753 9418

2015-2016 grants

FACS funded projects for a total of $1.8 million in the first year of the Liveable Communities Grants program.

The funding supports projects from non-government organisations, local councils, universities and small businesses.

To bring out the very best from shortlisted applicants, FACS partnered with the Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) to incubate ideas into fully fledged projects.

Read more detailed information about the successful 2015-2016 grant recipients