Funding boost to keep seniors connected as COVID restrictions lift
Community groups can access a share in $600,000 to keep older people active and engaged and reduce social isolation as COVID restrictions ease in NSW.
The latest round of the Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors Grant Program was fast-tracked to acknowledge the difficulty faced by the senior community during the latest COVID-19 wave.
Grants of up to $60,000 will go towards new and existing programs that promote seniors’ social inclusion. Social inclusion is a key priority of the Ageing Well in NSW: Seniors Strategy 2021-2031.
Seniors Minister Natalie Ward said it is important that seniors re-establish meaningful connections as soon as possible.
“Community links can be a lifeline, in particular for older people who might live alone or be isolated from their family or friends,” Ms Ward said.
To be eligible for funding, applicants must prove that all activities have a COVID-safe plan and run until December 2022.
Applications close on 15 November.
Find out more about the Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors Grant Program