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 200 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
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.
For round five closed earlier in 2016 and the next round will be opening in October or November 2016. Stay tuned to this site for further details.
This program is funded by the Victorian Government and delivered in partnership with the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria.
To view previous guidelines and application forms click here
For more information or additional support with the application process, please contact Liz Alexander at the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria on (03) 9349 4122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous rounds recipients: http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/grants-to-help-multicultural-seniors-stay-active
Click here to see which organisations were successful in Round 5
Examples of past projects
Learn about Round Two CALD Seniors Grant projects:
- The Vietnamese Senior Citizen’s Group of Hume and the “Going after the missing sheep”
- City of Wyndham and the Karen Men's Group
- Point Cook Chinese Friendly Association
Click here for Seniors Online.
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