Last week to score $10,000

APPLY NOW: Narooma Men's Shed received the $10,000 grant last year.
APPLY NOW: Narooma Men's Shed received the $10,000 grant last year.

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations have one week left to apply for an IRT Foundation 2017 Community Grant of up to $10,000 by March 26.

IRT foundation manager Toby Dawson said the grant aims to support people in their retirement years. 

"We want to support people to participate, contribute and enjoy living as they move from their working life, into retirement and then into later life,” Mr Dawson said.

"A great example of this is last year's Tooling and Metal Workshop – an initiative of Narooma Men’s Shed," he said.

"The project provides metal work equipment and a safe working environment for members of the Men’s Shed as well as the local community. The Narooma Men’s Shed used their grant money to employ qualified metal workers to introduce and train participants in the skills of sheet metal work.”

Mr Dawson said they have received more than 20 new applications online. 

This year, IRT Foundation is looking for projects that encourage social participation for older people in need.

Projects should aim to help older adults to age positively in their communities with independence and dignity.

The Foundation’s Community Grants Program has been designed to support projects that align with the World Health Organization's (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities Framework.

Online applications are invited by March 26. Click here for more information and to apply.