Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program

2018-19 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.

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).

The 2018-19 grant round focuses on innovative approaches, responses and solutions to local issues with 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.  

Who is eligible to apply?

Grants are open to organisations who can display a strong correlation between their project and benefits to the population of older people. Intergenerational projects are encouraged. Some examples include:

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

Information for applicants

Additional information about the 2018-19 grants program is available 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 2018-19 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.

If you are having 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.

If you do not have an internet connection or are unable to access the online application form, please email to request a hard copy of the application form.

Applications are open until 5pm on Monday 25 June 2018.


Please refer to the Funding Information Paper (PDF, 579 KB) Funding Information Paper (DOCX, 46 KB), Fact Sheet (PDF, 385 KB) Fact Sheet (DOCX, 123 KB) and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 500 KB) Frequently Asked Questions (DOCX, 735 KB). For any additional enquiries about the age-friendly grants program, please contact the Office for Seniors - Email

Successful applicants 2017-18

Transport, housing and outdoor spaces and buildings were the focus of the 2017-18 grants program.

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.

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