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NSW Seniors Festival Grants

Application for 2019 NSW Seniors Festival grants program are now open.  Local organisations and councils across the state are invited to apply.  In 2019 the Festival will be held from Wednesday 13 February – Sunday 24 February, 2019.

The Grants Program provides $200,000 in seed funding to organisations and councils to run local festival events and activities that provide opportunities for people over 60 to remain active, healthy, engaged and contributing to their local communities.

Three funding categories are available to distribute $200,000 across the state:

  • Category 1: Up to $1,000 for small-scale local community events and activities.
  • Category 2: $1,001 – $5,000 for larger local community events and activities.
  • Category 3: $5,001 – $10,000 for large scale community and regional events and activities.

Category 1 and 2 grants are open to all not-for-profit and charitable organisations, public companies limited by guarantee and local government authorities based in NSW.

Category 3 funding is available to local government organisations only.


For more information, including assessment criteria and Terms and Conditions, please view the 2019 Grants Program Guidelines.

Applications to all three grant categories must be submitted online via the SmartyGrants portal.

To apply for Category 1 and 2 grants visit:

To apply for a Category 3 grant visit:


For more information about the Grants Program, please email or visit the website at

Applications close: 10 August, 2018 at 11.59pm.