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.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Seniors Festival Grants will not be available. We apologise for any inconvenience and we look forward to this year’s 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined.

Please see the below message from the Victorian Seniors Festival.

2020 Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined broadcasts

This year we are bringing the Festival direct to your home through online performances, Zoom interviews and story-telling, with three new broadcasts a week from 30 April. 

2020 is the Festival's 38th year. We invite you to get in the groove - with performances from many of your favourites and some new performers for you to enjoy.

Working to social distancing rules, Tristan and Bec meet and host our performers from the comfort of their own homes using technology in ways we never knew were possible. 

We've had a lot of fun creating and reimagining the Festival for you, and we hope you enjoy it - and sing along!

And get in the groove!

Watch the broadcasts

Reimagined radio to come too!

In June we will commence with radio broadcasts of plays, serials and music features. We will keep you informed about this and how to tune in.

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.

The grant provides funding support 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.

This grant is currently UNAVAILABLE due to COVID-19. We apologise for any inconvenience.

For any questions about this grant, please contact Council's Neighbourhoods Department on (03) 5832 9785.

For more information contact Council’s Neighbourhoods Department on (03) 5832 9785.