Creating Age Friendly Communities Small Value Grant Scheme

The Creating Age Friendly Communities Small Value Grant Scheme aimed to improve age friendly community infrastructure and services in the Wheatbelt through funding projects that enhance the quality of life as people age.

In 2014-2015 Wheatbelt Local Governments received funding assistance to implement projects identified in the Creating Age Friendly Communities in Small Towns Audit and Prioritisation process.

The fund, which was designed and administered by the Wheatbelt Development Commission, formed part of the Creating Age Friendly Communities in Small Towns Project, which was the recipient of $2.53 million through the Royalties for Regions Regional Grant Scheme.

Over 120 projects, valued at over $1.7 million received funding across 36 Wheatbelt Local Governments. Funding was awarded to a range of projects including new age-friendly parks and open spaces, a sensory garden, significant improvements to footpath and pedestrian networks, new hand rail and ramp installations, disability access to swimming pools, picnic areas and gazebos, solar lighting to improve evening access to key community facilities and the addition of new ACROD and disability parking.

View the list of Wheatbelt Creating Age Friendly Communities funded projects

For more information about this Project please email Elise Woods, Acting Senior Regional Officer, Wheatbelt Development Commission E: elise.woods@wheatbelt.wa.gov.au or P: 9622 7222.

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