2024 NSW Seniors Festival Grant

  • StatusOpen
  • ValueUp to $10,000
  • Closing date04 September 2023, 05:00 PM

Submissions are now open for the 2024 NSW Seniors Festival Grant.

The NSW Seniors Festival Grant offers up to $5,000 for local community programs and activities, and $5,001 - $10,000 to local government organisations for large scale community and regional activities, to support local, accessible events and activities for older people in the community to celebrate together.

Eligibility criteria

What applications are eligible?

  • Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations
  • NSW local councils (and their section 355 committees) operating under the Local Government Act 1993.

What applications are NOT eligible?

Organisations must not use grant funds, including any interest earned, for the purposes of the grant.

Items or activities that funding cannot be used for include, for example:

  • any activity of a commercial nature that is for profit
  • existing debt or budget deficits
  • capital works, including building work
  • permanent salaries/wages (costs for temporary tutors/instructors for your program or activity can be included)
  • permanent equipment purchases, for example tables and computers
  • business as usual costs or general operating expenses
  • programs or activities that encourage gambling such as bingo, or the consumption of alcohol
  • programs and activities coordinated by NSW Government Departments and Statutory Authorities
  • the same project twice. For example, two different organisations cannot apply for funds for the same program or activity.

Important information

Please note that all applicants must:

  • Ensure that their contact details are up to date
  • Not have any outstanding acquittals for any other funding program with the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ)

Things to consider for your application

How to apply

Applications should be submitted through the NSW DCJ's SmartyGrants application portal.

Apply through the NSW DCJ SmartyGrants portal

What happens next? 

Applications will be reviewed by the eligibility team for compliance with grant guidelines and eligible criteria. They will then be subject to the assessment process which will include assessment by the Assessment Team and recommendations to the Assessment Panel.

Successful applications will be decided by the delegated DCJ officer, as per the NSW Grant Administration Guide.

Applicants will be formally notified on whether their application has been successful. It is an applicant’s responsibility to ensure all contact details are up to date.

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