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Social and community connection is an important part of an individual's life. Connecting socially and actively participating in community is a key contributor to achieving good mental wellbeing as we age. In recognition of the importance connection has on a person’s health and wellbeing, this grant will support activities and events that will help connect people over 55.
The Connecting Over 55 Grants facilitate community projects that will reduce isolation, empower, foster harmony and boost the wellbeing of older people in Nillumbik.
What can be funded?
Funding is available to assist in delivering initiatives and activities that will foster social connectedness for their members and the broader community, such as but not exclusive to:
Opening date: 28 August 2023
Closing date: when the grant pool of $15,000 has been exhausted, or 31 May 2024, whichever comes first
Up to $1,500 from a grant pool of $15,000
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Contact the Social Connections Officer
For more information about Council’s grant processes see our Community Grants Policy.
View previous Connecting Over 55s grant recipients