The Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program provides funding for local projects and initiatives to enhance the age-friendliness of communities across Queensland.
Over 3 years from 2017-18, $1 million per annum will be made available through open funding rounds to seed fund community projects involving partnerships between local government, community and other organisations to co-develop, implement and promote innovative age-friendly projects.
Each year, the age-friendly community grants program will focus on 2 to 3 age-friendly domains. The 2017-18 grant round focuses on innovative approaches, responses and solutions to local issues with a specific focus on Transport, Outdoor Spaces and Buildings and Housing domains.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 2 June 2017.
Grants are open to organisations who can display a strong correlation between their project and benefits to the population of older people. Some examples include:
The Queensland Government has developed age-friendly resources in accordance with the World Health Organization an age-friendly cities model. The Queensland: an age-friendly community domain information Queensland: an age-friendly community domain information and the Age-friendly communities good practice review Age-friendly communities good practice review resources provide additional information to assist grant applicants.
If you do not have an internet connection or are unable to access the online application form, please email Office for Seniors to request a hard copy of the application form.
Funding outcomes for the 2017-18 Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program will be announced by the Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland, and advertised in Queensland Government publications and websites.
All successful applicants will be required to:
For enquiries about the grants program, including matters such as funding criteria, late applications and feedback on funding decisions, please contact the Office for Seniors.