MORE FUNDING TO IMPROVE NOTHERN TABLELANDS COMMUNITIES

Thursday, 25 August 2016

LOCAL State MP Adam Marshall today announced that applications are now open for funding to help make the communities of the Northern Tablelands more accessible and liveable.

Mr Marshall said the Liveable Communities Grants Program provides grants of up to $100,000 to innovative projects that help older people stay healthy, stay connected, get or keep a job, or live in their community close to family or friends.

“The NSW Government promised to build stronger communities for older people, and this program plays a big part in delivering on that promise,” Mr Marshall said.

“Everyone deserves to live in safe, vibrant and inclusive communities and be proud to call them home.

“By investing in projects like these, the NSW Government is helping older people to live healthier and happier lives.”

The NSW Government in delivering an election commitment to provide $4 million for the Liveable Communities Grants Program over four years.

The first year of Liveable Communities was a success, with 24 funded projects encompassing health, wellbeing, and creative arts, and included initiatives that connect older people with their communities, address elder abuse, and support older workers. A number of funded projects target older people in Aboriginal or culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Projects must align with one of the government’s five identified ageing priority areas:
• Health and well-being;
• Working and retiring;
• Housing choices;
• Getting around; and
• Inclusive communities.

Applications close on Friday, 30 September 2016.

For more information, visit www.ageing.nsw.gov.au/about_us/news/liveable-communities-grants-program or call 02 8753 9418.

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