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2023 NSW Seniors Festival Grants program

The NSW Seniors Festival grants program encourages seniors in NSW to enjoy new experiences, continue learning, stay active and connect to their communities. The grants provide opportunities for people over 60, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and people with a lifelong disability over the age of 50, to remain active and engaged in their local communities.

Applications for 2023 are now open and the closing date has been extended to Monday 8 August.

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  • 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 activities, for example:

    • Programs 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
    • Programs and activities 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 program or activity twice. For example, two different organisations cannot apply for funds for the same program 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: 05 Jul 2022