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SA Govt providing community grants for projects and initiatives encouraging ageing well

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Up to $600,000 in State Government grants are now available to help local organisations to support older South Australians to age well.

Director of Office for Ageing Well, Cassie Mason, said organisations seeking funding should be working with older people, including those from diverse cultures and backgrounds, to develop and deliver their project idea.

“The Office for Ageing Well Community Grants range from $5000 to $60,000 and are available to support community activities or wider programs that develop more positive attitudes towards ageing,” Mason said.

“Grants for Seniors promote opportunities for older South Australians to engage with the community, reducing social isolation and contributing to wellbeing.

“Funding of up to $10,000 is available to support participation in cultural, social, educational or ageing well activities, while grants of up to $5000 are available for equipment or materials that promote activity and social engagement.”

Local governments can apply for Age Friendly SA Grants of up to $40,000, while regional partnerships of three or more local governments can seek up to $60,000.

The projects should align with the State Government’s Age Friendly SA Strategy key priorities, which include: home, community and environment; making a contribution; making it easier to get around; intergenerational connectedness; and age friendly services.

Mason said Positive Ageing Fellowship Grants of up to $40,000 are also available for projects that support older South Australians to stay active in their communities and recognise the valuable contributions made across their lifetime.

“The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) will coach and mentor the successful recipients of the Positive Ageing Fellowship Grants to help them work towards sustaining their activities long-term,” Mason said.

“All of the grant projects should reflect the strategic priorities and enabling factors of South Australia’s Plan for Ageing Well 2020-25: Home and community; Meaningful connections; Navigating change; Tackling ageism; Growing diversity; and Increasing accessibility.”

Applications for all grants close at 5pm on Friday, December 10, 2021.

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