October to be a month-long celebration of Queensland seniors
For the first time, Queensland’s annual Seniors Week will become a month-long celebration of our state’s seniors with State Government grant funding.
Funding will be available to schools, community groups, non-government organisations and local councils to host events and activities.
This year, the month-long celebration in October which has been themed Social Connections, will allow organisations more time to deliver and enjoy events. Celebrations will begin on 1 October, the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and end on 31 October, Grandparents Day.
Applications opened on Wednesday 7 April 2021 for grants for up to $1,000 and close on Monday 31 May 2021.
To find out more about Queensland Seniors Month and to apply for a grant, visit www.qldseniorsmonth.org.au or phone COTA Queensland on 1300 738 348.
To find out more about Queensland Government services and supports for seniors visit https://www.qld.gov.au/seniors or call the Seniors Enquiry Line on 1300 135 500.