Greater Shepparton City Council approved the funding of nine projects under the Seniors Festival Grants at the July Ordinary Council Meeting.
The Victorian Seniors Festival is now in its 37th year and offers an opportunity to celebrate the contribution made by seniors to the community.
The festival is held in October each year and Council offers a small grant round to community groups and organisations to assist in providing events and activities throughout the month of October that encourage the participation of our older community.
Council Mayor Kim O’Keeffe said the grants are about supporting the seniors who make a significant contribution in Greater Shepparton every day.
“The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Get into it’, and we have many seniors in our region who don’t let their age stop them from getting into it every day,” Cr O’Keeffe said.
“The festival is targeted at people aged 60 years or older, which accounts for more than 23 per cent of our population here in Greater Shepparton.
“We thank all the community groups and clubs who nominated for a grant and congratulate those that were successful, we are proud to be able to offer some financial assistance.”