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Seniors Festival 2018

Seniors Festival 2018 is a special time of celebration for Southern Grampians Shire seniors. Occurring during the month of October 2018, events and activities are held across Southern Grampians Shire to acknowledge seniors and show our appreciation for their valued contribution to society.

The festival theme this year is “Get Social” promoting inclusion and diversity and continuing the “come and have a try” message from previous Seniors Festivals.

Southern Grampians Shire Council invites community groups and organisations to apply for funding to help meet the cost of hosting Seniors Festival events and activities in Southern Grampians Shire.

Seniors Festival 2018 Community Activity Funding Applications are now open and close Monday 11June 2018.

Frances Hewett Community Centre
2 Roberts Street
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone (03) 5551 8480
TTY (03) 5573 0458

Community Activity Funding Available

Seniors Festival 2018 Community Activity funding provides financial assistance to community groups and organisations hosting local events in the outer communities of Southern Grampians Shire. Events should meet at least one of the following aims of the festival which are:
• To engage seniors in a variety of activities and initiatives that encourages active ageing.
• To recognise and thank seniors for their contribution to the community.
• To promote intergenerational activities linking seniors to the community.
• To facilitate artistic, cultural and celebratory expression within the community.

Applications are strongly encouraged for events aimed at seniors who:
• Would not normally participate in Seniors Festival activities or events.
• Are at risk of becoming socially isolated.

Funds of up to $500
Community Activity Funding of up to $500 is available to hold an event or activity during Seniors Festival or a contribution towards an existing and already planned event or activity. Below are some examples to help plan your event. Events or activities other than those listed below are also eligible for funding:
• Come and try days, sports and exercise programs, crafts, photographic displays, etc.
• Dances, concerts
• Art exhibitions or workshops
• Cultural performances
• Open days
• Intergenerational events
• Balls and awards nights
• Morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea with guest speakers

If you would like to discuss your idea please contact;
Carolyn Byrne 5551 8480
Southern Grampians Shire Council

Who can apply?
Seniors Festival 2018 Community Activity funding is open to:
• Community organisations and groups
• Schools
• Progress Associations
• Seniors Clubs
• Not for profit organisations
• Agencies
within the Southern Grampians Shire

What can be funded
Funds received through this program may be used as a contribution towards program costs. Such expenses may include but are not limited to:
• Catering
• Entrance/admittance fees
• Project materials
• Transport costs
• Venue and equipment hire
• Entertainment
• Other miscellaneous expenses

The funds cannot be used for
• Purchasing capital items or infrastructure, including equipment, furniture, machinery, etc.

Funded activities and events must be held during October 2018.

Submitting your application
To complete your application you will need to complete the application form. Make sure you answer all questions.
Once completed your application can be submitted in the following ways:

Southern Grampians Shire Council
Frances Hewett Community Centre
2 Roberts Street, Hamilton
Victoria 3300

Hand Delivered:
Southern Grampians Shire Council
Frances Hewett Community Centre
2 Roberts Street, Hamilton
Victoria 3300


Applications close at 5.00pm, Monday 11th June 2018

Application Approvals Process
Once applications have closed, at 5.00pm on Monday 11 June 2018, the selection panel will meet to discuss the applications. It is anticipated this process will be completed by late June, and successful applicants will be advised by early July.

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