Connecting Seniors Grant Program

Overview of the Connecting Seniors Grant Program

The NSW Government is committed to investing $600,000 in projects and initiatives under the Connecting Seniors grant program that support the vision that all people in NSW experience the benefits of living longer and enjoy opportunities to participate, contribute to and be included in their communities.

Objectives & outcomes

The program aims to build social connections and reduce isolation for older people, including those aged 65 years and over, or 50 years and over for Aboriginal people. The objectives of the Connecting Seniors grant program are to:

  • provide meaningful and lasting social connections
  • help older people connect with each other in small group activities in person (if possible)
  • enable older people to develop lasting quality relationships
  • engage new people, particularly harder-to-reach older people

Assessment criteria

Eligible organisations are invited to apply against the following assessment criteria.

  • Relevance – the project is relevant to the objectives of the grant program and the demonstrated needs of target groups in local communities; achieved through engaging older people, particularly new and harder-to-reach older people.
  • Impact – the project will deliver tangible, positive and clearly articulated outcomes. Must provide proof of previous and current impact with lasting social connections.
  • Implementation – the applicant demonstrates the appropriate skills and expertise to deliver the project on time and on budget to attract and sustain participation.

Further details

Please refer to the Connecting Seniors Grant Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions for further details.

Apply Now

Head to the Smarty Grants website to apply for the Connecting Seniors Grant Program.

Last updated:

04 Oct 2023