POSITIVE AGEING GRANTS NOW OPEN

POSITIVE AGEING GRANTS NOW OPEN

30 July 2010

The NSW Positive Ageing Grants program for 2010-11 is now open for applications, the Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George said today.

Mr George said groups in the Lismore electorate are strongly encouraged to submit an application for the 2010-11 Positive Ageing Grants from the Department of Human Services NSW, which opened on 26 July 2010.

“Positive Ageing is about maintaining independence and being active in society. In NSW, a healthy ageing population brings knowledge and experience not only to the community but also for the workforce,” Mr George said.

“The Positive Ageing Grants program supports positive ageing initiatives and ensures there are opportunities for older people to remain active and socially connected while contributing to an aged-friendly culture in NSW.”

Mr George said applications for the Positive Ageing Grants close on Friday, 20 August 2010.

“The Positive Ageing Grants program provides one-off grants to local governments and not-for-profit organizations.

“There are two categories from which funding can be obtained. There are small grants and statewide grants.

“The small grants consists of $5000 and are available in local areas throughout NSW. While there are two statewide grants both consisting of $30,000 each. One is available to organizations across NSW that specifically targets Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community while the other is for a project that targets the culturally and linguistically diverse community.

“The program is in support of a healthy ageing population in NSW, so any group that does this is encouraged to apply for the funding.”

Application forms and guidelines for the 2010-11 Positive Ageing Grants are available now from the website www.dadhc.nsw.gov.au. Applicants can call Thomas George’s electoral office in Lismore on 6621 3624.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577