15 / May / 2018

Advancing Queensland age-friendly community grants now open


Posted 15 May 2018

Community groups and organisations within the private sector are invited to apply for grants of up to $100,000 under a government initiative aimed at enhancing the age-friendliness of communities across Queensland.

Round Two of the ‘Advancing Queensland: Age-friendly community grants’ program is now open, providing one-off funding between $25,000 to $100,000.

Minister for Seniors Coralee O'Rourke encouraged councils, organisations, not-for-profit groups and the community to step-up to the challenge of creating an age-friendly Queensland.

“This year we are looking for projects that will focus on the areas of civic participation and employment, community support and health services, and respect and social inclusion,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

“I’m very keen to see more resourceful, creative, big ideas for how we can improve life for our seniors,” she said.

“Already we’re seeing the fantastic projects from the first round come to life that will make a big difference for seniors living in their communities and I look forward to seeing many more in this round. Total funding of $1 million is available in 2018/19.”

Who can apply?

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

  • Community groups
  • Local councils
  • Non-government organisations
  • Research institutions and universities
  • Organisations within the private sector 

What projects are eligible?

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 

Applications for the ‘Advancing Queensland: Age-friendly community grants’ close at 5.00pm on Monday, 25 June 2018, with successful applicants announced in August.

For more information about the grants, and to apply, visit the age-friendly grants website