Grants for Seniors (GFS) 2015/16

Project Details

The aim of GFS funding is to create or extend opportunities for older South Australians to engage with the community, and increase the social and economic participation of older people within the state.

Grants of up to $5,000 for goods and $10,000 for projects of up to six months duration are available to South Australian incorporated community organisations to help achieve these outcomes.

The funding could be used to buy equipment, materials or consumables, or support cultural, social, educational or sporting activities and programs.

Outcomes from funded goods program will strategically align with the three priorities of health, wellbeing and security; social and economic productivity; and all-ages-friendly communities contained in Prosperity Through Longevity, South Australia’s Ageing Plan 2014-2019.

Further information on Prosperity Through Longevity can be found at

In 2015/16, priority will be given to projects that foster wellbeing and active ageing.

Funding Round 1 specific to goods of up to $5,000 was offered in July 2015, and is now closed. 

A funding round specific to projects of up to $10,000 will open on Friday 19 February 2016 and will close at 5.00pm on Friday 18 March 2016.

Project Eligibility

Which organisations are eligible to submit an application for GFS funding?

To be eligible for a grant, organisations must:

  • be non-government, incorporated community organisation that are not for profit
  • have a registered Australian Business Number (ABN).

In addition, incorporated organisations can submit an application on behalf of a non-incorporated organisation – an arrangement known as auspicing.

Which organisations are not eligible to submit an application for GFS funding?

  • for-profit organisations, research foundations or trusts, professional associations, Statutory Authorities
  • Commonwealth or South Australian Government Departments
  • Local Governments – except where auspicing a non-incorporated organisation
  • public and private or independent educational institutions e.g. primary, secondary or tertiary institutions, unless they are school Parents and Friends/Citizens Associations.

More information: view website.