Redlands Coast community groups planning to host events during Queensland Seniors Month in October can now apply for support under a Redland City Council age-friendly grants program.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Redlands Coast Seniors Month Grants Program was specifically aimed at supporting activities being planned for the annual state-wide celebration of positive ageing.
“Seniors contribute so much to our naturally wonderful Redlands Coast and their value to our community is strongly supported by Council through our Redlands Coast Age-friendly Action Plan 2021-2026,” Cr Williams said.
“Bringing our older residents together through events such as those during Seniors Month helps them develop often long-standing connections and friendships, and does wonders for our community wellbeing by reducing loneliness and isolation and supporting healthy, active lifestyles.
“These grants are a way for Council to encourage groups to deliver events and initiatives across the city over the full month and a big part of what makes us such an age-friendly community.”
Cr Williams said $14,000 would be available this year, with grants of up to $2000 for local events and up to $5000 for a single larger scale local event.
“Applications will be received online until midnight Wednesday 8 June,” she said.
“These grants are aimed at supporting activities and initiatives which appeal to older residents across the board, from our most mobile seniors to those with limited opportunities to get out into the community and connect with others.
“Events and activities that benefit our island residents are encouraged.”
For more information visit redland.qld.gov.au/seniors or call 3829 8999.