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The Move It Aus Better Ageing Grant Program aims to increase levels of physical activity of Australians aged 65 years old and over, particularly those least active, to improve their overall health and wellbeing. If successful, applicants will receive grants ranging up to $2m (over a two year period) to implement new, local, community-based activities.

The objective is to improve older Australians overall health and wellbeing, particularly those less active by:

  • enhancing the understanding and benefits of regular physical activity;
  • improving access to sport and physical activity opportunities;
  • enabling regular engagement in sport and physical activity; and
  • enhancing the capability and capacity of organisations and staff to deliver age-appropriate activities.

Successful candidates will also be required to implement awareness campaigns to promote the benefits of physical activity.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be one of the following entity types and have been operating for 12 months or longer:

  • Sporting Organisations including National Sporting Organisations (NSO) and National Sporting Organisations for people with Disability (NSOD);
  • Non-Government Organisations (NGO) including physical activity organisations; and/or
  • Local Government Organisations.

Eligible organisations may partner with other organisations, including those with more experience working with older Australians, to achieve program objectives.

Applications close: 31 October 2018.

More information and application

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