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Grandparents Day 2019 Grants

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at midnight 18 August 2019 (AEST).


NSW Grandparents Day celebrates the contributions grandparents make to their families and communities. The campaign recognises the diversity of grandparent relationships across age groups, cultural backgrounds, and geographical locations. Grandparents, grand-friends, kin, and those who take on the role of a grandparent in their family or community are celebrated for their contributions.  It aims to foster intergenerational learning and offers older people ongoing opportunities to participate in their local communities.

NSW Grandparents Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in October and this year will be held on Sunday 27 October 2019.

This year, a total of $200,000 will be allocated for NSW local councils, organisations and community groups to deliver events and/or activities that support the NSW Grandparents Day objectives. Grant recipients will design events that will provide opportunities for the program target groups to participate in/contribute to activities with their families and/or communities.


The objectives of NSW Grandparents Day are to:

  1. Recognise and celebrate the contribution of grandparents, grand-friends, step-grandparents, kin, and all people who take on the role of a grandparent in their family and local community
  2. Foster greater understanding across all generations and awareness of the value of grandparents and other people who take on the role of a grandparent.

 Funding Available

Three funding categories will be offered to distribute $200,000 across NSW


Funding (ex GST)


$1,000 - $2,000


$2,001 - $5,000

$5,001 - $10,000 (local councils only)

 About the Grants Program and Grant Guidelines

Please visit our website

 Who can apply?

  • Category one and two grants are available to all not-for-profit and community organisations, schools, childcare centres, and local government authorities based in NSW.
  • Category three NSW Grandparents Day grants are available to NSW local councils only.

To Apply

All funding applications must be received through SmartyGrants, the NSW Grandparents Day online grants administration system at:

Applications will close 11:59pm 18 August 2019.

Who do I contact?

For more information about the event grants, please contact