Please note: Applications for grant funding have now closed. Applications received during the submission period are now being assessed and successful grant recipients will be notified shortly.
Thank you to all the people, communities and organisations that came forward with their innovative projects and initiatives. Your dedication to creating age-friendly initiatives and challenging ageism is truly inspiring. We express our sincere gratitude to everyone who took the time and effort to apply.
LG Professionals WA is pleased to be partnering with the Department of Communities to deliver the 2022 - 2023 Age-Friendly Communities Connectivity Grants Program.
The Grants Program has been formally announced by the Minister for Regional Development; Disability Services; Fisheries; Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering Hon, Don Punch MLA. Read the media statement here.
The Department of Communities fosters the development of age-friendly communities, where people are respected, feel safe and have opportunities for social, cultural, and economic participation in community life as they age. Age-friendly communities aim to strengthen community support and increase inclusion to benefit the whole community.
The Age-friendly Communities Connectivity Grants Program supports projects that assist people to reduce social isolation and that enhance their connection within their local communities. A major barrier for seniors ageing well is ageism. Ageism refers to the stereotypes (how we think), prejudice (how we feel) and discrimination (how we act) towards others based on our age. Projects, programs, events and activities that challenge ageism are encouraged.
Grants of up to $15,000 per project are available for local governments and incorporated not-for-profit community organisations to implement age-friendly, active and positive ageing, and other seniors-related strategies that focus on challenging ageism, reducing loneliness and improving older people's connections within their local community.
The Age-Friendly Communities Connectivity Grants Program is funded by the Department of Communities and managed by LG Professionals WA.