Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.


Monday July 27, 2015

Minister for Ageing John Ajaka today announced that the 2016 NSW Seniors Week grants program has now opened.


The Seniors Week Grant Program provides funding to not-for-profit community groups, charities, public companies and local Government bodies to create activities to celebrate NSW Seniors Week, which will be held from Friday, 1 April to Sunday, 10 April 2016.


“NSW Seniors Week is a time when we recognise and celebrate our seniors and the great contributions they make to our community,” Minister Ajaka said.


Mulgoa MP, Tanya Davies is encouraging local organisations to apply for funding under the NSW Seniors Week Grants Program.


“Seniors make a tremendous contribution to our community through volunteering, mentoring and other activities, and Seniors Week is a great opportunity to recognise the outstanding work they do,” Tanya Davies said.


The NSW Government has allocated $200,000 for the 2016 NSW Seniors Week Grants program.


There are two funding categories available in 2016:


  1. Grants of up to $1,000 to deliver local events or activities in their communities, and
  2. Grants from $1,001 to $5,000 for larger events which focus on this year’s theme.

The theme of the 2016 NSW Seniors Week is ‘Healthy Living’ and organisations are encouraged to hold events and activities that inform seniors about the importance of staying healthy and active.


Applications for the 2016 NSW Seniors Week grants program open on Monday, 27 July 2015 and close at 5.00pm on Friday, 4 September 2015. Applications are to be submitted online at www.nswseniorsweek.com.au.