Liveable Communities Grants Program (NSW)
The Liveable Communities Grants program offers a total of $1 million in funding per year for four years for projects that improve the lives of older people living in NSW. Grants of up to $100,000 are available.
Purpose: The NSW Government created the Liveable Communities Grants to capture the energy of Australian innovators and focus it on defining what it will mean to age well in the 21st century.
By 2030 around 20 per cent of the Australian population will be over 65 years of age, and new solutions are needed to respond to this challenge.
This program provides opportunities for individuals and organisations to explore new possibilities and approaches to creating more liveable communities. The grants program will fund a range of innovative ideas that drive real social impact for older people in NSW.
Liveable communities enable all people, regardless of age or ability, to lead active, independent, healthy lives and access their community freely and safely.
Designing better social and physical environments, structures and services enhances everyone’s quality of life, particularly those with specific needs. Creating liveable communities requires a collaborative effort between government, non-government organisations and the private sector.
What types of projects are eligible?
Ideas will need to address one of four categories:
- Helping people stay healthy
- Helping people stay connected
- Helping people work or contribute
- Helping people live where they want to
We encourage anyone in NSW with an innovative idea to submit an application for grant funding. The grants program is open to a wide range of groups including: non-government organisations, academics, entrepreneurs, small businesses and local councils.
Applicants are able to able to submit multiple applications for grant funding and are able to submit an application as a partnership.
For individuals to be eligible to apply, they must be sponsored by one of the following: a not-for-profit organisation, a public company limited by guarantee, an academic institution or a local government authority based in NSW.
- Phone: 02 8753 9418
- Email: LiveableCommunitiesGrants [at] facs [dot] nsw [dot] gov [dot] au