Funding is now available to local governments to implement age-friendly initiatives thanks to an expansion of the Age-friendly Communities Grants Program in 2016-17.
The program has been split into two streams and funding has been doubled to $200,000.
Through the program, local governments can now apply for up to $20,000 to implement and deliver innovative projects that are linked to their age-friendly and community engagement plans. The projects should be delivered in partnership with other local governments, community, private or non-government organisations.
Funding of up to $10,000 will also continue to be available to local governments undertaking age-friendly planning which have not already received funds through the program.
The Age-friendly Communities Grants Program has been extremely successful to date with more than $473,000 in funding provided to 70 local governments since 2008 to help with age friendly community planning.
This has resulted in about 75 per cent of Western Australian seniors now living in a local government area that has received funding for, and is committed to, an age-friendly approach.
For more information on the Age-friendly Communities Grants Program visit the All grants programs page on the DLGC website.