Funding Available for 2019 Seniors Events


Kate with the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Family Research Group

Applications have opened for funding to support the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival, formerly NSW Seniors Week.

The annual event will run from Wednesday 13 February to Sunday 24 February 2019 and include a host of state-wide and local activities.

Local groups can apply for grants of between $1,000 to $5,000 for local events, or up to $10,000 to support regional level events.

Acting Shadow Minister for Ageing Kate Washington has encouraged groups in the Hunter to apply for funding to put on local events.

Senior Festival 2018 events across the Hunter included Yoga in the Park, croquet come-and-try days, film screenings, information sessions on legal issues for seniors, and social morning teas.

The annual Seniors Festival also includes a free Gala Concert, with tickets released closer to the event.

Any groups wishing to apply for funding to support a local event can find more information at https://seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au/events/grants-program.

Applications for funding must be completed by 10 August 2018.

Quotes attributable to Kate Washington MP

“The annual NSW Seniors Festival is the premier seniors event in the calendar.

“Whether it is local morning teas, or the state-wide Gala Concert, the annual Seniors Festival is a celebration of life for older Australians.

“The Seniors Festival also includes important information sessions and workshops for older people on legal issues, healthy living, staying safe in your home.

“I encourage local groups to consider holding an event as part of the 2019 Seniors Festival and applying for a grant to support the event. Let’s make the Seniors Festival across the Hunter, bigger than ever before in 2019.

“Older Australians contribute so much, in so many ways to our communities. Seniors Festival is a great opportunity to celebrate their contributions and serves as an important reminder that seniors should be respected and valued." This item was distributed as a media release on Friday 20 July 2018.

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