Bega Valley Shire CouncilBega Valley Shire Council

Seniors Festival Grants

Applications open November

Contact Officer
Grants Administration Officer
Phone: 02 6499 2222
Email Grants Administration Officer

Funds available = $10,000

Seniors Festival 2021
Wednesday, 14 April to Saturday, 24 April

As part of the annual celebrations of Seniors Festival, Council provides a number of grants of up to $1000 to local not for profit organisations to support them in staging various free events across the Shire during Seniors Festival.

Grant Guidelines


Grants are provided to partially fund activities that are held during Seniors Festival celebrations

Seniors Festival is held annually across Australia. It is an opportunity for people of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of older Australians. The grants assist not for profit community organisations and community groups to run free events and activities as part of Seniors Festival.

Overall grant program objectives

Seniors Festival grants aim to:

  • Provide seniors with an opportunity to participate in creative, sporting, recreational, and/or cultural activities during Seniors Festival Week; Encourage seniors to embrace and enhance their skills;
  • Promote communities that are age-friendly, and where seniors participate in social and economic life;
  • Encourage healthy and active ageing of the body and mind;
  • Recognise and encourage the contribution of seniors in their community;
  • Promote the self-expression of seniors; and
  • Promote the diversity and unique experiences of seniors.

Grant specific criteria/information

  • Grants of up to $1000 are provided to support Seniors Festival activities to not for profit organisations and community groups. 
  • Seniors have had input into the planning and /or delivery of Seniors Festival activities.
  • Activities should be free to all participants and encourage diverse participation.

Grant program timelines

Grant steps Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Applications open       30 Oct                
Applications close         3 Dec              
Assessment Committee Review                        
Advise applicants and complete agreements                        
Activity undertaken                   14 to 24 Apr    
Activity reports/acquittals                        


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