State government grants open for Grandparents Day events

Day for family: Eddie from Tudor House with his grandparents David and Trish Pearce, and his mother Edwina Savage at a May event. Photo: Claire Fenwicke

Day for family: Eddie from Tudor House with his grandparents David and Trish Pearce, and his mother Edwina Savage at a May event. Photo: Claire Fenwicke

Funding for Grandparents Day events has been doubled to $200,000.

Applications can now be made by community organisations, small businesses and councils for funds to hold an event later this year.

On October 29, the country will celebrate the valuable contribution grandparents and older people make .

Goulburn MP Pru Goward encouraged eligible groups to apply. “Grandparents play a significant role in the home and the community, and this extra funding is the NSW government’s way of thanking them for their hard work,” she said.

Minister for Ageing, Tanya Davies said funding would increase as part of the government’s continued commitment to seniors across the state.

“I encourage organisations planning NSW Grandparents Day events to focus on activities that help older people, regardless of their age or ability, stay connected and contribute to their communities.”

For the first time, there are three funding categories available through the grants program:

  • Tier 1: Grants of up to $1,000 for small scale local events or activities targeted at community organisations and schools.
  • Tier 2: Grants from $1,001 to $5,000 for local community events.
  • Tier 3: Grants from $5,001 to 10,000 for large scale community events targeted at local councils in partnership with organisations and groups.

Applications for the NSW Grandparents Day event grants program will close at 5pm on Friday, July 14.

Visit  www.grandparentsday.nsw.gov.au for more information on how to apply.

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