Advancing Queensland: $1m/yr for age-friendly community grants available

Advancing Queensland: $1m/yr for age-friendly community grants available

Queensland Government’s vision is to build an age-friendly state in which all Queenslanders, regardless of their age, can stay active and connected, and contribute economically, socially and culturally.

Over 3 years, $1 million per annum will be available through open funding rounds to seed fund community projects involving partnerships with local government and other organisations to co-develop, implement and promote innovative age-friendly projects.

The 2017-18 grant round focuses on innovative approaches, responses and solutions to local issues that meet the criteria set out by the World Health Organisation’s 8 age-friendly domains, with a specific focus on outdoor spaces and buildings, housing, and transport. Funding for the other domains will be available in the next financial year.

Applications for outdoor spaces and buildings, housing, or transport community projects have been extended and will now close at 5pm on Friday 16 June.

To apply or find out more about Queensland’s age-friendly approach, please visit www.qld.gov.au/agefriendlygrants or www.facebook.com/qldseniors

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Dennis is an Electrical and Control Systems Engineer and was appointed President of Startup Mackay Inc. in June 2016. He is a member of Engineers Australia, AISA, MITN, DMLA within the Education, Training, Research and Innovation Pillar, and the Reference Group for the Digital Economy Strategy. He has also been inducted into the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion program where he aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age. You can follow Dennis on Twitter @DenMurphy or connect with him on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/dennismurphy).

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