Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program

2019-20 grants are now open

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.

The Queensland Government committed $1 million per year for three years from 2017–18 to fund the development of innovative age-friendly projects. Seed funding is available for initiatives involving partnerships between local government, community and other organisations to co-develop, implement and promote innovative age-friendly projects. Successful applications will receive one-off grant funding between $25,000 and $100,000.

The 2019-20 grant round focuses on innovative approaches, responses and solutions to local issues with a specific focus on the following age-friendly domains (PDF, 534 KB) age-friendly domains (RTF, 269 KB):

  • Social participation
  • Communication and information

Who is eligible to apply?

Eligible organisations must be based in Queensland and include:

  • community groups
  • local Councils
  • research institutions and universities
  • non-government organisations
  • for-profit organisations within the private sector

Information for applicants

Please refer to key information about the 2019-20 grants program in the following documents:

Additional resources

Find out more information about an age-friendly approach and the domains:

Find out more about Queensland Government's commitment to creating an age-friendly community.

How to apply

You can apply online using the 2019-20 online Smartygrants application form.

If you are new to SmartyGrants, you will need to register before you can apply. Refer to the SmartyGrants—Help Guide for Applicants for information on registering and completing your application form.

For any difficulties with your SmartyGrants user account or accessing your application, please contact:

  • SmartyGrants directly: Phone (03) 9320 6888
  • Email 
  • SmartyGrants support desk hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 10 June 2019.


Please refer to the Funding Information Paper (PDF, 618 KB) Funding Information Paper (DOCX, 50 KB), Fact Sheet (PDF, 385 KB) Fact Sheet (DOCX, 123 KB)and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 504 KB) Frequently Asked Questions (DOCX, 133 KB).

For any additional enquiries about the age-friendly grants program, please email:

Successful applicants 2018-19

Civic participation and employment, community support and health services, and respect and social inclusion were the focus of the 2018-19 grants program.

Funding outcomes for the 2018-19 grants program were announced by the Honourable Coralee O'Rourke MP, Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors in August 2018.

Funding of $999,955 was allocated to 17 organisations to deliver a range of projects (PDF, 460 KB) range of projects (DOCX, 14 KB)across Queensland in 2018-19. These projects will help support seniors through the development of an age-friendly Queensland.

Successful applicants 2017-18

Transport, housing and outdoor spaces and buildings were the focus of the 2017-18 grants program. Twelve organisations were funded to deliver a range of projects (PDF, 235 KB) range of projects (DOCX, 14 KB)across Queensland in 2017-18.