Published on 22 August 2022
REDUCING SOCIAL ISOLATION GRANTS NOW OPEN
Councils and not-for-profit organisations in the Cootamundra electorate are encouraged to apply for a share of $600,000 to run programs aimed at reducing social isolation among seniors.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said these grants can provide a social lifeline for seniors who live alone.
“No one likes to be alone or feel disconnected from their community, especially not our seniors,” Ms Cooke said.
“This funding is about helping to foster environments where people can come together, meet new people and enjoy themselves in their local community.”
Across NSW, there were 50 projects in the previous two rounds that successfully promoted social inclusion, reduced seniors’ isolation and loneliness, and provided meaningful opportunities to help older people connect with each other.
Round three will have three funding categories to deliver a more flexible program. The categories include:
Applications are open until 11.59pm on Monday 19 September 2022. For more information and to apply, please visit, www.facs.nsw.gov.au/seniorsgrants.