FACS NSW Sing Your Age
The Australian National Choral Association has been engaged by the NSW Department of Family & Community Services (FACS) to deliver Sing Your Age, a project part of the NSW Ageing Strategy 2016 – 2020.
The Sing Your Age is a project, offering grants to support the creation of new singing groups for older people, or the inclusion of older people in existing singing groups throughout NSW.
The creative arts is a key contributor to healthy and active ageing. Participation in singing programs and choirs provide older people the opportunity to stay active and connect with their communities.
ANCA is inviting singing groups and community organisations to apply for funding, in one of the following categories:
- Category 1 - $100 to $1,000 for expanding existing singing groups to include older people
- Category 2 - $1001 to $7,000 for creating a new singing group or choir in one location
- Category 3 - $7,000 to $15,000 for creating and/or expanding singing groups in multiple locations.
Applications must be made via the SmartyGrants online portal.
Please read the Sing Your Age Grant Guidelines for detailed information on eligibility, assessment criteria and terms and conditions.
Successful applicants will be required to submit a project plan, addressing key deliverables and performance milestones. ANCA will be available to offer support for grant recipients to fulfil their requirements throughout the duration of the project.
Key Dates: The grant round is open on Monday 10 July 2017 and closes on Friday 18 August 2017.
Full details are available on our website https://NSWsinging.smartygrants.com.au/NSWSingingProgram2017. Please read the available information carefully before contacting the office with queries.