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.

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.

Each year the grants program focuses on different age-friendly domains (PDF, 534 KB) age-friendly domains (RTF, 269 KB).

2019-20 grants

Applications for the 2019-20 grant round have now closed. These grants have a specific focus on the following age-friendly domains:

  • Social participation
  • Communication and information.

It is expected that successful applicants will be announced in August 2019.

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.

Enquiries

For enquiries about the age-friendly community grants program, please email: grantqueries@communities.qld.gov.au.au.