Let's Celebrate Over 55s Grant

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Applications currently closed

About this grant

Grants up to $500 are available for programs, events and activities aimed at people 55 and over during the month of October.

What can be funded?

One-off costs associated with running a low cost or free event or activity throughout the month of October 2023.

Examples of events or activities include:

  • Morning teas
  • Exhibitions or showcases
  • ‘Come and try’ sessions
  • Musical performances
  • Information sessions and forums
  • Intergenerational activities

Grant aims

  • To recognise and celebrate people aged over 55 in the Shire of Nillumbik
  • To encourage participation of older people in community activities and events
  • To encourage people aged over 55 to learn new skills
  • To encourage people aged over 55 to build social connections
  • To promote healthy ageing


  • The event or activity must take place in and include residents of Nillumbik Shire Council.
  • Incorporated non-profit community groups/organisations, or unincorporated groups auspiced by an incorporated body, that live, work, study, volunteer or play in Nillumbik.
  • Minimum $10 million public liability insurance.
  • Applicants must have acquitted and be compliant with all grants previously awarded by Council.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a simple grant acquittal report by Monday 27 November 2023.

Event information is to be provided to the Social Connections Officer by Friday 25 August 2023 for inclusion in Council’s Seniors Festival promotional material.