NSW Grandparents Day


Applications for 2018 NSW Grandparents Day event grants are now open.

About the grants program

There is $200,000 in grant funding available for NSW Grandparents Day events in 2018

The grants program, administered by the Department of Family and Community Services, funds community events that celebrate grandparents and provide opportunities for older people to participate in activities with their families and communities.

Successful grant recipients will design community events that provide opportunities for grandparents and other older people to participate in activities with their families and communities.  Event organisers should seek to build community involvement in NSW Grandparents Day.

Three funding categories will be offered:

  • Category one - $100 to $1,000 for small-scale local community events or activities targeted at community organisations and schools.
  • Category two - $1,001 – $5,000 for local community events
  • Category three - $5,001 - $10,000 for large scale community events targeted at local councils in partnership with organisations and groups*.

All funded Grandparents Day events must be held within two weeks of NSW Grandparents Day, that is between 15 October – 11 November 2018.

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

Who can apply?

All not-for-profit and community organisations, schools, childcare centres, and local government authorities based in NSW can apply. Workplaces or businesses that plan activities or projects that support the needs of older people can also apply.

How do I apply?

To apply for a grant, you will need to complete an application through SmartyGrants.

Apply for category one and two grants.

Apply for a category three grant.

Applications close on Friday 15 June 2018 at midday.


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