Positive Ageing Grants
Positive ageing is about maintaining autonomy and independence and remaining active in the social, economic and cultural facets of society. A healthy ageing population in NSW will contribute knowledge, experience and skills to the community and to the workforce. Opportunities and benefits of positive ageing include independence, good health, friendship, self fulfilment and inter-generational learning and sharing.
Call for applications
Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Department of Human Services NSW invites applications for funding under the 2010-11 Positive Ageing Grants program.
The 2010–11 Positive Ageing Grants program supports positive ageing initiatives that strengthen communities, contribute to an aged-friendly culture in NSW, and maximise opportunities for older people to remain active, socially connected and engaged.
The 2010–11 Positive Ageing Grants program provides one-off grants to local government and not-for-profit organisations to implement positive ageing projects throughout 2011.
Funding is available under two categories:
- Small grants - grants of $5,000 are available for positive ageing projects in local areas throughout NSW.
- State wide grants - Two Positive Ageing Grants of $30,000 each are available for state-wide positive ageing projects.
One grant of $30,000 is available to organisations to implement a project across NSW that specifically targets the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, and
One grant of $30,000 is available to organisations to implement a project across NSW that specifically targets the culturally and linguistically diverse community.
The program opens on Monday 26 July 2010 and closes on Friday 20 August 2010
How to obtain an application form
The 2010-11 Positive Ageing Grants guidelines and application forms are available from the Ageing, Disability and Home Care website from Monday 26 July 2010 at www.dadhc.nsw.gov.au
MDSI is the peak agency in Macarthur servicing culturally and linguistically diverse clients. MDSI provides a range of services including information and referral, advocacy,casework, group work, community education and consultations, outreach services, aged and youth services. In order to do this more effectively it develops partnerships with mainstream services.