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2020 NSW Seniors Festival Grants program

The Grants Program provides $200,000 in seed funding to organisations and councils to run local festival events and activities that provide opportunities for people over 60 to remain active, healthy, engaged and contributing to their local communities.

Applications are now closed for 2020 NSW Seniors Festival grants program

Applications opened at 9am on Monday 24 June and closed at 11.59pm on Friday 9 August 2019.

  • Who can apply?

    Category 1 and 2

    • not-for-profit organisations
    • charitable organisations
    • public companies limited by guarantee
    • local government authorities based in NSW

    Category 3

    • local government organisations only
  • What can be applied for?

    NSW Seniors Festival Grants support a range of programs and events, for example:

    • Events offering access to expert advice, information, tools and resources
    • Free samples of activities during NSW Seniors Festival
    • Opportunities to connect seniors with local organisations and services
    • Outdoor and physically active workshops

    Applications can be for small scale, multiple and larger activities throughout the NSW Seniors Festival.

  • What can’t be applied for?

    The NSW Seniors Festival Grants Program does not support:

    • Any activity of a commercial nature that is for profit
    • Capital works including building work
    • Permanent salaries/wages (costs for temporary tutors/instructors for your project or event can be included)
    • Permanent equipment purchases for example tables and computers
    • Business as usual costs or general operating expenses
    • Events that encourage gambling such as bingo, or the consumption of alcohol
    • The cost of travel to the Premier’s Gala Concerts
    • Projects and activities coordinated by NSW Government Departments and Statutory Authorities
    • The same event twice. For example, two different organisations cannot apply for funds for the same event or activity
    • Catering will not be funded in Category 2 and Category 3.
  • Who can I contact?

    For more information about the Grants Program, please email

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Last updated: 24 Sep 2019