Participation for CALD Seniors grants program
Regularly connecting with people is an important part of a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle.
People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds will make up an increasing proportion of our older Victorians and evidence shows that older people from CALD backgrounds are often at a higher risk of social isolation due to a range of factors.
The Participation for CALD Seniors grants program is a small grants program that offers grants to organisations to create or expand social participation opportunities for socially isolated CALD seniors.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available.
Round 2 now open
The second round of the grants program is currently open for applications until Friday 8 March 2013.
Guidelines with more information about the program, including who is eligible to apply for the grants and the application form are now available for download:
To obtain a hard copy of these documents, please email email@example.com or phone the Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria on (03) 9349 4122.
Support and assistance
This is a Department of Health program. The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) (link opens a new window) has been funded as an implementation partner. They will give advice and support to:
- Organisations wishing to apply for a grant.
- Grant recipients as they manage their projects and meet their reporting requirements.
Contact ECCV for help to complete an application on (03) 9349 4122.
If you are successful, you will be asked to sign a Letter of Offer agreement with the Department of Health. An example of this agreement can be downloaded below.