Whitehorse City Council is offering grants for intergenerational projects taking place between July and December 2021 which connect children and older people.
Grants of up to $1000 are available to primary and secondary schools, early years’ services and kindergartens in Whitehorse to expand existing intergenerational activities or to develop a new project.
The 2021 Whitehorse Intergenerational Grant Program is now closed.
- enable connections between children and older people in the local community
- facilitate the sharing of knowledge, skills and experience between generations
- tackle ageism towards older people
Please direct any enquiries concerning Intergenerational Grants to Whitehorse Council’s Community Development Department at Whitehorse City Council on 9262 6443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the 2021 Intergenerational Grants
The 2021 Whitehorse Intergenerational Grants support activities that foster connections with older people in our community and also recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution older people make to our community.
The grants facilitate the sharing of knowledge, skills and experience between generations and tap into the wealth of knowledge, skills and experience that seniors have to share.
Intergenerational projects provide an opportunity to foster mutual respect and appreciation between generations, to change attitudes, challenge stereotypes and tackle ageism experienced by older people. Ageism is prejudice expressed towards a person because of their age.
Ageism towards older people can come from negative attitudes and beliefs about what it means to be an older person. Watch this video ‘Imagine a world without ageism’ (2.38 mins) to learn more about ageism towards older people.