Participation for CALD seniors grants program

Participation for CALD Seniors grants program

2016 Round Now open for applications

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.

Since 2011, the program has funded more than 200 community projects helping over 3,000 culturally diverse seniors to get involved and participate in the community.

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. Download the program guidelines for more information.

The program is accepting applications until Friday "" February 2016. Download the program application form here.

This program is delivered in partnership with the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria.

For more information or additional support with the application process, please contact Fiona York at the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria on (03) 9349 4122 or email fyork@eccv.org.au 

Round Four applications announced

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/grants-to-help-multicultural-seniors-stay-active

As part of the Victorian Government’s Participation for CALD Seniors Grants Program, eligible organisations can apply for up to $10,000 to help generate opportunities for socially isolated CALD seniors to engage in their communities.  The grants program has had four grant rounds over four years

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. 

culturally diverse seniors get involved and participate in the community.
Ethnic and multicultural community groups and organisations, as well as local councils, will share in $225,500 from the fourth round of the Participation for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Seniors Grants Program.
The program has funded more than 200 community projects across Victoria that help vulnerable seniors from CALD backgrounds at risk of social isolation connect to new or existing social networks and activities.
The grants help organisations run events, activities and social outings, as well as organising help with transport, such as volunteer drivers and car-pooling for seniors isolated at home.
Among the activities are day trips and excursions, walking groups, technology and English classes, exercise and fitness programs, health and wellbeing information sessions, storytelling projects and cultural celebrations with traditional dance and music.
Many groups are organising information sessions on using public transport, giving seniors the confidence and independence they need to attend cultural and social activities.
Others are organising cooking classes and establishing gardens where seniors can produce and share recipes from their cultural background, building a greater awareness and appreciation of diversity in the local community.
The program is delivered in partnership with the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV). An ECCV report on the grants program found that more than 150 ethnicities were represented among 208 projects funded over the past four years, engaging over 3,000 isolated seniors in community activities.

The program is delivered in partnership with the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV). 

Click here for Seniors Online

Click here to see which organisations were successful in Round 4 

Examples of past projects

Learn about Round Two CALD Seniors Grant projects:

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