SENIORS WEEK: Event and activity funding funding subsidy applications are now open.
SENIORS WEEK: Event and activity funding funding subsidy applications are now open.

Queensland Seniors Week funding applications open

FUNDING applications for subsidies to support community groups and councils planning a 2018 Queensland Seniors Week event or activity opens today.

The Queensland Government is offering up to $1000 to eligible organisations.

Seniors Minister Coralee O'Rourke said the annual seniors week is about acknowledging and showing our respect to all older Queenslanders. "That's why we've invested $100,000 to ensure older people are recognised for the incredible contribution they make to Queensland, further supporting our efforts to building age-friendly communities."

The 2018 Seniors Week will be held from August 18 and 26. It's theme is Celebrating a Queensland for all ages. 

Groups and councils are being encouraged to organise events, activities and experiences that connect people of all ages and backgrounds, and celebrate their contribution to their communities.

"We are once again proud to support Council on the Ageing Queensland (COTA Queensland) to deliver this important awareness raising week," Mrs O'Rourke said.

"Last year close to 16,000 Queenslanders attended 723 registered events including morning teas, bush dances, picnics, luncheons and arts workshops to celebrate the iconic week.

"I'm really looking forward to attending an even bigger and better Seniors Week this year with more exciting events and activities hosted right across the state particularly in rural and regional areas."

Applications for the subsidies close on March 31, 2018.

To find out more about the 2018 Queensland Seniors Week, email seniorsweek@cotaqld.org.au, go to  www.qldseniorsweek.org.au, or call COTA Queensland on 1300 738 348.


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