Grants Program

The 2016 NSW Seniors Festival grants program is now closed. All funds for the 2016 program have been allocated. 

We’d like to thank all 480 organisations that put in an application and are pleased to congratulate the 200 successful applicants

Find out what events were funded in your area

The program once again funded a variety of projects that support a diverse range of seniors across NSW including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander groups
  • People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities
  • Seniors who identify as LGBTQI

To find out more about the hundreds of events and activities being held across the state, check out the find an event section of our website.

About Seniors Festival Grants

The NSW Seniors Festival grants program funds events and activities across NSW that help seniors live active, healthy and socially connected lives. 

Run by the Department of Family and Community Services, the program provides $200,000 in seed-funding for organisations to hold events for seniors during the annual NSW Seniors Festival .

In 2016, one of the main focuses for NSW Seniors Festival is ‘healthy living’. Read the objectives of the 2016 program. Get some ideas from our suggested events section.


Funding Tiers 

Each year, two funding categories are offered to ensure the program is both accessible and relevant to future applicants.

  • Tier 1 - up to $1,000 for small-scale community events
  • Tier 2 - $1001 – $5,000 for large-scale activities.

Tier 2 grants must be matched by at least 50% of your organisation's own resources. This matched amount can include sponsorship, cash or in-kind contributions such as venue hire, catering and administration costs, and money spent by your own organisation. 

If you have any questions about the NSW Seniors Festival grants program email the NSW Seniors Festival team or call the Seniors Information Service on 13 77 88 (cost of a local call within Australia).