Participation for CALD seniors grants program

Are you a seniors group or an organisation that could use funding to create or expand opportunities for isolated culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) seniors to participate in the community?

The Participation for CALD Seniors grants program funds projects that help isolated people from CALD backgrounds and connect them with existing or new support networks and activities. Being socially active is important for health and wellbeing and evidence shows that older people from CALD backgrounds can face a higher risk of social isolation. Since 2011, the program has funded more than 250 community projects helping over 3,000 culturally diverse seniors to get involved and participate in the community. The grants program has had five grant rounds over five years and the sixth round is for projects running from July 2017-June 2018. Eligible organisations such as Seniors Clubs, ethnic community groups, Migrant Resource Centres, Neighbourhood Houses, aged care facilities and local councils are invited to apply for funding up to $5000 or $10 000 for complex projects.

Applications for round 6 closed in February 2017, and results will be announced in late april/early May

This program is funded by the Victorian Government and delivered in partnership with the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria.

For previous guidelines and application forms click here 

For more information please contact Liz Alexander at the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria on (03) 9354 9555 or email 

Previous rounds recipients:

Click here to see which organisations were successful in round 5

Examples of past projects

Learn about previous CALD Seniors Grant projects:

Click here for Seniors Online. 

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