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Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA) closing 11 August 2017 (Gilgandra and Warren Shires, NSW and VIC)

Rural, regional and remote areas have an ageing population, just like the rest of Australia. The difference however, is that often there aren’t the extensive facilities necessary to care for aged residents in their local communities.

Fortunately, this situation is changing over time, but greater investment is required to enhance, and in some cases create, these facilities.

Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA) is a targeted grant program, designed to support projects and activities that benefit and support older people living in small rural and remote communities.

Grants are available for eligible projects and activities that:

  • Help redress disadvantage caused by remoteness;
  • Enhance aged care services and facilities;
  • Build community capacity for aged-friendly communities;
  • Foster community development through opportunities and participation for older people; and / or
  • Encourage positive and active ageing, community health and wellbeing, and education programs.

Program Guidelines

There are two streams for the 2017 CARA program:

1. The Small Grant stream will offer grants up to $10,000, and is available in the following locations, thanks to the support of specific donors:

Location Funds Available Donors
Gilgandra and Warren Shires, NSW $66,840
  • The Carleton Family Charitable Trust
  • The Estate of the Late Harold Gordon Jones
  • Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
  • Private donors
Victoria $100,000
  • Ian Rollo Currie Estate Foundation


2. The Large Grant stream has $125,000 available for Victorian communities only


For more information (source) see >>> Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA)

Need help with your grant application?  Grant Writing – A Simple, Clear and Concise Guide is available via Amazon Australia, Amazon USA or eBay.

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