Seniors Festival Grants

The Greater Shepparton City Council is committed to our older residents and aim to promote the wellbeing of the older community in line with the Greater Shepparton Positive Ageing Action Plan.

The Victorian Government through the Office for Senior Victorians and the Greater Shepparton City Council is able to offer assistance in the coordination of events that have a particular focus on the participation of seniors within our community.

This limited funding is intended to support a range of activities and events that will allow seniors to participate in physical activities or attend social events and functions.

Funding support is available for the following:

  • Community wide projects and activities, projects providing activities and outcomes that are accessible to the whole community.
  • Community group and individual projects, projects which provide activities and outcomes for specific community groups and individuals.

Funding is provided on a one-off basis to a maximum of $500 per grant.  Groups and individuals making applications are encouraged to apply for funding prior to the detailed planning of their proposed project commencing.

Applicants and groups must be based in Greater Shepparton and be not for profit. The proposed project should be able to demonstrate broad community benefit.

Funding will not be provided for capital works of any nature.

How to apply

Council staff are available to discuss your project ideas any time of year. It is important to start your project planning early.

Applications for the 2019 Greater Shepparton Seniors Festival Grants open Friday, 12 April 2019 and will close Friday 10 May 2019.

To apply, visit Council's SmartyGrants portal

For any questions about this grant, please contact Council on (03) 5832 9378.

For more information see the Full Details page below, or contact Council’s Seniors Festival Coordinator on phone: (03) 5832 9378 or email.