Grants to help SA seniors remain active

South Australian community groups are being urged to apply for one-off state government grants to help seniors remain actively connected and learn new skills.

Minister for Ageing Zoe Bettison said not-for-profit community organisations could apply for the Positive Ageing Grants which fund projects aimed at supporting and empowering older South Australians.

Grants of between $10,000 and $30,000 were available for projects which promote positive ageing and contribute to the social and economic participation of older people, she said.

“The grants, to be delivered over the next 12 months, support innovative projects that encourage older South Australians to remain active, learn new skills and participate in all ages-friendly community activities,” Bettison said.

Outcomes of the projects must align with at least one of the key priorities in South Australia’s Ageing Plan 2014-2019. These priorities are health, wellbeing and security; social and economic productivity and all-ages friendly communities.

Interested groups can seek funding through the 2015-16 Positive Ageing Grants program by applying online. Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 30 October, 2015.

 

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