The new Liveable Communities Grants program will provide $4 million dollars over four years for innovative projects that support a range of ideas for new initiatives or platforms focussed on helping older people increase their participation in the community and lead rewarding, active lives.
Minister for Ageing John Ajaka said that liveable communities enabled everyone, regardless of age or ability, to lead active, independent, healthy lives and access their community freely and safely.
The grants are open to non-government organisations, academics, entrepreneurs, small businesses and local councils.
Entries must address one of the following categories:
- helping people stay healthy
- helping people stay connected
- helping people work or contribute
- Helping people live where they want to.
Successful entries will be assessed on innovation, understanding of community and the potential for creating sustainable long-term solutions.