Grants awarded to create age-friendly communities 

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Grant funding is being provided to 18 organisations to encourage age-friendly and positive ageing strategies.
Last updated: 18 September 2023
photo of three over 55 seniors in biking clothes, helmets and with their bikes

18 organisations have received a share of more than $220, 000 in funding through the Age-friendly Community Grants Program for 2022-2023. 

The program supports projects that reconnects seniors to the community, preventing them from experiencing isolation and reducing the risk and occurrence of elder abuse. 

Grants of up to $15,000 were available to local governments and not-for profit community organisations to undertake age friendly initiatives.

The program encourages the development of age-friendly communities that are inclusive and accessible for people of all ages. 

Age-friendly communities are where people are respected, feel safe and have opportunities for social, cultural, and economic participation in community life as they age. 

Some of the funded projects include: 

  • an accessible sports program in the South West which provides older people the opportunity to try walking football, tennis and softball
  • the Marionettes and Memories program run by Fremantle’s Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
  • a monthly Wellness Café in the cities of Melville and Canning. 

The Age-Friendly Communities Grants Program is being administered by Local Government Professionals Australia WA in partnership with Department of Communities. 

To learn more about the recipients, please visit the Age-Friendly Communities Grants Program webpage