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Under Combatting Social Isolation for Seniors during COVID-19 the NSW Government awarded more than $700,000 in funding for projects that would reduce social isolation for seniors during COVID-19.
24 organisations received funding to deliver innovative programs and projects to help older people connect with each other, through online engagement or other methods that maintained social distancing.
The projects were delivered up to the end of 2020, and the grant program was followed by the Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors Grant Program in 2021.
A few good news stories include:
Please see the successful grants recipients page for more information.
Grants were available for organisations to create programs that foster social inclusion for seniors. Activities were to help older people connect with each other through online engagement or other ways.
These grants aimed to combat social isolation and provide quality social connection opportunities for seniors during COVID-19, while maintaining the social distancing advice.
For a program to be eligible, it needed to be aimed at people aged 65 years and over, or 55 years and over for Aboriginal people.
The 24 successful grant recipients delivered programs through online or other approaches that maintained social distancing. The target cohort for this grant was seniors who were socially isolated or at risk of isolation and loneliness.
We supported initiatives that:
13 Oct 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.