2019 NSW Seniors Festival Grants Program Now Open

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The Grants Program provides $200,000 in seed funding to organisations and councils to run local festival events and activities that provide opportunities for people over 60.

NSW Seniors Festival Grants

We are inviting local organisations and councils across the state to apply for a 2019 NSW Seniors Festival grant.

Applications will close at 11.59pm on Friday 10 August 2018.

Three funding categories are available to distribute $200,000 across the state:

  • Category 1: Up to $1,000 for small-scale local community events and activities.
  • Category 2: $1,001 – $5,000 for larger local community events and activities.
  • Category 3: $5,001 – $10,000 for large scale community and regional events and activities.

Who can apply? Category 1 and 2 grants are open to all not-for-profit and charitable organisations, public companies limited by guarantee and local government authorities based in NSW. Category 3 funding is available to local government organisations only.

For more information, including assessment criteria and Terms and Conditions, please view the 2019 Grants Program Guidelines.

How to apply: Applications to all three grant categories must be submitted online via the SmartyGrants portal.

To apply for Category 1 and 2 grants visit:

To apply for a Category 3 grant visit:

For more information please email: NSWSeniorsFestival@facs.nsw.gov.au.

In 2019 we will celebrate the Festival from Wednesday 13 February – Sunday 24 February 2019

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