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.

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.

Office for Seniors Director, Diane Turner, said the grants are available to help communities prepare for an ageing population.

“We know that New Zealand’s population is ageing, and we want to see older people being valued and given opportunities to contribute to and participate in their communities as they age,” she says.

Applications for the current funding round closed on 9 October 2020.

We will announce the successful applicants after the evaluation process is completed.