Grants to Celebrate Geelong’s Ageing Community Open

Tuesday, 26 March 2024

The City is thrilled to announce the availability of a total grant pool of $24,000 to support community-hosted activities and experiences that celebrate and empower our ageing community.

These grants aim to promote physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, social connections, and positive ageing among our senior citizens.

Grants of up to $1000 are available to deliver events and activities, such as venue hire, artist or facilitator fees, publicity and promotion, materials, transport and travel, and catering. Previous successful grants include dances, workshops, sporting activities and events that celebrate positive ageing.

Activities eligible for funding should focus on:

  • increasing physical activity
  • promoting mental health and wellbeing
  • enhancing social connections
  • recognising and celebrating achievements
  • supporting positive ageing
  • providing opportunities for intergenerational activity

The Positive Ageing Grants are guided by the City’s Positive Ageing Strategy 2021-2047 which aims to promote and support healthy ageing for people over 55 in the City of Greater Geelong.

In 2021, people aged 55 and over comprised 31.5% of the population of the City of Greater Geelong.

Mayor Trent Sullivan

The Positive Ageing Grants that Council provide are all about helping Seniors discover new interests, forge meaningful connections, and access resources that promote their health and wellbeing. 

Council encourages interested organisations to apply for grants and contribute to building a more age-friendly and inclusive community.

Grant applications opened on Saturday 23 March and close on Monday 6 May, providing ample time for organisations to prepare and submit their proposals.

You can apply by going to the Community Grants page at the Geelong Australia website.

To discuss your project or ask for help with the application process, please contact our grants team at [email protected], or call 5272 5560.

For more information on how to apply and eligibility criteria, visit the Community Grants web page.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 26 March 2024