Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program

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 is 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. Successful applications will receive one-off grant funding between $25,000 and $100,000.

Each year, the grants program will focus on two or three different age-friendly domains (PDF, 534 KB) age-friendly domains (RTF, 269 KB).

2018-19 grants

Applications for the 2018-19 grant round have closed. These grants had a specific focus on one or more of the following age-friendly domains:

  • Civic participation and employment
  • Community support and health services
  • Respect and social inclusion.  

It is expected that the successful applicants will be announced in August 2018.

Successful applicants 2017-18

Transport, housing and outdoor spaces and buildings were the focus of these grants. Funding outcomes for the 2017-18 grants program were announced by the Honourable Coralee O'Rourke MP, Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors in August 2017. Funding of $987,344 has been allocated to 12 organisations to deliver a range of projects (PDF, 235 KB) range of projects (DOCX, 14 KB)across Queensland in 2017-18 to be delivered by September 2018. These projects will help to support seniors through the development of an age-friendly Queensland.

Enquiries

Office for Seniors - Email: officeforseniors@communities.qld.gov.au.

 

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