Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Age friendly grants

Need funding to help make your community more age-friendly?

Applications are now open for innovative age-friendly community projects that will enable people of all ages to actively participate in community life.

Queensland Government’s vision is to build an age-friendly state in which all Queenslanders, regardless of their age, can stay active and connected, and contribute economically, socially and culturally.

Over 3 years from 2017-18, $1 million per annum is available through open funding rounds to seed fund community projects involving partnerships with local government and other organisations to co-develop, implement and promote innovative age-friendly projects.

The 2018-19 grants round focuses on innovative approaches, responses and solutions to local issues that meet the criteria set out by the World Health Organisation’s 8 age-friendly domains, with a specific focus this year on:

  • respect and social inclusion
  • civic participation and employment
  • community support and health services.


Applications can be made across multiple domains and will close at 5pm on Monday 25 June 2018.


To apply or find out more about Queensland’s age-friendly approach, please visit