Age friendly community funding
5 August 2021
The 2021 funding round for the Office for Seniors Age friendly Fund (formerly known as the Community Connects Grants Programme) opens this month.
The Age friendly Fund supports projects that promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life and support their community to prepare for an ageing population.
The programme makes one-off grants of between $5,000 - $15,000, funding a select number of projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to age friendly communities and projects that support intergenerational connection and participation. We will continue to support the development of age friendly strategies and plans.
The Age friendly Fund is open to any New Zealand council, community organisation, or registered non-profit organisation. All proposals must be supported by their local council.
Applications for the 2021 funding round are open from Wednesday 4th August and close on Monday 4th October.
“Age friendly Fund” was chosen as the new name for Community Connects, to better reflect a commitment to building better age friendly communities across New Zealand.
For more information, including eligibility criteria, go to the SuperSeniors website.