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Grants

Applications for the 2019 NSW Grandparents Day grants program funding is now open.

The Grandparents Day event grants program, administered by the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), funds community events that celebrate grandparents, step grandparents, grand-friends, kin carers and provide opportunities for older people to participate in activities with their families and communities.

About the grants program

NSW Grandparents Day celebrates the contributions grandparents make to their families and communities. The campaign recognises the diversity of grandparent relationships across age groups, cultural backgrounds, and geographical locations. Grandparents, step grandparents, grand-friends, kin carers, and those who take on the role of a grandparent in their family or community are celebrated for their contributions.  It aims to foster intergenerational learning and offers older people ongoing opportunities to participate in their local communities.

NSW Grandparents Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in October and this year will be held on Sunday 27 October 2019.

A total of $200,000 will be allocated to NSW local councils, organisations and community groups to deliver events and/or activities that support the NSW Grandparents Day objectives.

The objectives of NSW Grandparents Day are to:

  • Recognise and celebrate the contribution of grandparents, grand-friends, step-grandparents, kin carers, and all people who take on the role of a grandparent in their family and local community
  • Foster greater understanding across all generations and awareness of the value of grandparents and other people who take on the role of a grandparent.

2019 NSW Grandparents Day Grant Guidelines

More information about the grants, including terms and conditions, is available in the Grant Guidelines.

Funding

A total of $200,000 will be allocated for NSW local councils, organisations and community groups to deliver events and/or activities that support the NSW Grandparents Day objectives. Grant recipients will design events that will provide opportunities for the program target groups to participate in/contribute to activities with their families and/or communities.

Three funding categories will be offered to distribute $200,000 across NSW.

  • Category 1 - $1,000 - $2,000
  • Category 2 - $2,001 - $5,000
  • Category 3 - $5,001 - $10,000

Who can apply?

Category one and two grants are available to all not-for-profit and community organisations, schools, childcare centres, and local government authorities based in NSW can apply.

Category three NSW Grandparents Day grants are available to NSW local councils only.

An outline of eligible and ineligible projects can be found in the Grant Guidelines.

To Apply

All applications are to be submitted via SmartyGrants

Applications are now open and will close Sunday 18 August at 11:59pm.

Contact

For more information about the event grants, please email grandparentsday@facs.nsw.gov.au

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Last updated: 22 Jul 2019
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