Wanted: Big Ideas for Oldies

The search for Queensland’s most creative, age-friendly ideas is on with the opening of a new grants program to help create more inclusive communities.

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The Advancing Queensland: Age-friendly community grants will range from $25,000 up to $100,000 to help councils, organisations, not-for-profit groups and the community turn big ideas into action to help make life better for seniors.

Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke says Queenslanders need to start brainstorming and get involved.

“This first round of grants will focus on transport, housing and outdoor spaces – if we can help seniors in these areas we will help them stay involved in their communities – a good thing for all Queenslanders.”

Applications for the first round of the Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program close at 5pm, Friday 16 June 2017.

For further information or to apply, visit www.qld.gov.au/agefriendlygrants