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.

Now in its third year, the Liveable Communities Grants Program funds innovative projects that help older people, people with disability and carers to live active, healthy lives and access their community freely and safely.

Round Three Grants Program

Applications for Round Three Liveable Communities grants open 10am, Tuesday 3 October 2017 and will close at 2pm, Monday 20 November 2017. All applications must be submitted online via SmartyGrants.

Please read the Round Three Grant Guidelines for selection criteria and terms and conditions.

Information Sessions

Information Session on Liveable Communities Round Three were held across the state in October 2017 to advise potential applicants on what types of projects the NSW Government is looking to fund and tips for writing a stand-out grant entry.

If you did not attend an information session, we recommend you view the Information Session Presentation   and read the Round Three FAQs.

Round Three Grants Program Timeline

3 October 2017: Applications open

9 October – 17 October 2017 : Information sessions for applicants

20 November 2017: Applications close

Early February 2018: Grant recipients announced

Mid February 2018: Workshop for grant recipients

March – April 2018: Administration and payment of grants

May 2018: Projects commence

Who do I contact?

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

(02) 8753 9337

2016-2017 grants

FACS funded projects totalling almost $1 million in the second year of the Liveable Communities Grants program.

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

Read more detailed information about the successful 2016-2017 grant recipients.

2015-2016 grants

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

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

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.