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NSW Seniors Festival Grants Open


South Coast community groups can now apply for grant funding to host activities as part of the 65th annual NSW Seniors Festival.

Organisations can apply for grants up to $10,000 to help see their event be part of the largest celebration of seniors in the Southern Hemisphere.

The grants are designed to help seniors connect with like-minded people, meet new friends, and even rekindle a passion for an old hobby.

Local councils, community groups and not-for-profit organisations in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley are eligible to apply for a grant.

Minister for Seniors Mark Coure said for 65 years, the festival has been celebrating our state’s older people in recognition of the contributions they have made and continue to make to NSW.

“These grants give an opportunity for local organisations and groups to join in this massive celebration.”

Mr Coure said community organisations looking to apply for funding should make sure all seniors are able to join in.

“This is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to ensuring older people remain active and connected within their communities no matter where they live, the language they speak and irrespective of their abilities,” Mr Coure said.

“This year’s festival, we saw grant recipients host some 140 different activities from dance classes to modified sports, computer classes and gardening workshops for the green thumbs.”

The Seniors Festival will run from 1st to the 12th of February 2023.

Applications for grants are open from now until the 1st of August 2022.

To apply and for more information about the grants, click HERE.

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