Community Connects grants

The Office for Seniors' Community Connects fund supports communities to become Age-friendly.

The fund targets projects to promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support their community to prepare for an ageing population.

Find out more about Age-friendly communities here.

You can apply for funding to either:

  • start development of an Age-friendly Communities Plan, or
  • implement an Age-friendly Community project.

Grants have a value up to $15,000 (the fund has an annual budget of $100,000). All funded activities funded must be completed within 12 months.

There are up to two grant rounds each financial year.

The current round has now closed. Applications received after October 31, 2018, will be considered in the next funding round.

How to apply

Any New Zealand council, community organisation, or registered non-profit organisation can apply for a grant. (All applications must be supported by their local council).

How we evaluate applications

We evaluate applications based on their objectives, quality, support within their community, and budget.

For more information see the application guidelines.