IRT Foundation

IRT Foundation is once again offering local community groups and not-for-profit organisations the chance to receive between $1,000 and $20,000 of funding for initiatives that will make the Illawarra community more age-friendly.

Last year, IRT Foundation invested almost $150,000 in 20 community projects across IRT’s geographic footprint including NSW, the ACT and South-East Queensland.

“The grants enable IRT Foundation to support the community to deliver projects that help people to age positively. Last year we supported a wide variety of projects encompassing digital communication, health and wellbeing and the arts.” IRT Foundation Manager, Toby Dawson

This year we are seeking applications that address the age-friendly domains of:

  • civic participation and employment
  • respect and social inclusion
  • social participation

One example of the successful 2015 projects was Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation’s Capturing Culture project. The project fosters inter-generational inclusion by bringing children, youth and elders together to capture traditional stories and wisdom in creative art forms.

Click here to learn more about the project and see it in action.

What can you and your group do to make our community more age-friendly?

Online applications are invited by 20 April 2016. For more information and to apply, go to: www.irtfoundation.org.au/community-grants

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