The University of Newcastle, Australia

$1.3m in NSW Govt grants available for academics and universities

Monday, 16 October 2017

The NSW Government has $1.3m in grants available to fund innovative and strategic projects that aim to make local communities more responsive and inclusive of the needs of older people.

Livable Communities Grant

The Liveable Communities Grants program, now in its third year, is open to NSW universities, entrepreneurs, businesses, non-government organisations, community organisations and local councils.

Applications to Round Three of the program close 2pm, Monday 20 November 2017.

Grant categories
Round Three of the program has a total of $1.3m in funding available across three categories:

  • Explore and scope: up to $30,000
  • Test and grow: up to $60,000
  • Replication & Sustainability: up to $100,000

How to apply
All grant applications must be submitted online through the SmartyGrants Portal.
For more information, including the selection criteria and terms and conditions, please read the Grant Guidelines.

Information sessions
Potential applicants are invited to attend an Information Session on Liveable Communities Round Three grants at four locations across NSW. The sessions will focus on what types of projects the NSW Government is looking to fund and tips for writing a stand-out grant entry. Visit Liveable Communities Grants for more information on Information Sessions.

Who do I contact?
For more information about this program or how to apply, please phone (02) 8879 9172 or email

About the Liveable Communities Program
The Liveable Communities Grants program offers $4 million in funding over four years for innovative projects that help older people, people with disability and carers to live active, healthy lives and access their community freely and safely.

The NSW Government created the program to capture the energy of Australian innovators and focus it on defining what it will mean to age well in the 21st century.

For more information about the program, including the Round Three program timeline and previous grant recipients, please visit Liveable Communities Grants.

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