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Record number of events for Seniors Month

22 Aug 2014

Territory seniors have been treated to more than 100 events during Seniors Month celebrations this year.

The program of activities has been expanded this year to include a variety of events across the Territory, including fishing competitions at Pirlangimpi, Milikapiti and Wurrumiyanga, a museum open day at the Central Australian Aviation Museum and  ‘Let’s Get Moving’ activities provided by the Arthritis Foundation held in Parap, Coconut Grove, Wanguri and Nightcliff. 

Seniors Month is a time to acknowledge the important role seniors play in our community and encourage older people to have a healthy lifestyle, become involved in a new activity, and connect to the community.

The Territory Government has provided $50,000 in grants across the Northern Territory, specifically for senior activities, which include several remote indigenous communities.

Seniors month runs for the month of August, for more information please visit http://www.dcm.nt.gov.au/strong_community/seniors.

Anzac Centenary Grants

03 Jul 2014

Applications are now open to community groups for grants of up to $5,000 to support events and projects that commemorate the ANZAC Centenary.

The grants are available as part of a $4.5 million Territory-wide program of events. The Anzac Centenary Program will run from August 2014 to November 2018 and will commemorate significant events for Australia from World War I. It will also include a Centenary of Service aimed at acknowledging important anniversaries of other conflicts during that time, including the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Local community groups are encouraged to apply, including community and ex service organisations, schools and educational institutions, museums, local governments and other not for profit organisations. 

Grants can be used for things such as public commemorative events, restoration of memorials, displays and research projects aimed at raising awareness of the ANZAC Centenary.

Applications close on 26 September 2014 and funding will be made available from January 2015 to help organisations start planning their commemorative events and activities.

Application forms and guidelines are available online at www.dcm.nt.gov.au/anzac_centenary or can be picked up in person at the Department of the Chief Minister Offices, in Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy.

For further information please contact the Anzac Centenary Officer on 8999 5260 or email at anzac.centenary@nt.gov.au.