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DFC Community Engagement Program (CEP)

Seed funding guidelines and expression of interest form


Dementia Australia through its Dementia Friendly Communities (DFC) program has established a Community Engagement Program (CEP) to collaborate with and support local organisations to develop local dementia friendly initiatives.

 Dementia Australia

Funding Available

Up to twenty grants of $15,000 will be provided through this program.  Funding will support activity until June 2019. Successful applicants will be provided with an initial payment of $10,000 with the remaining payment of $5,000 payable on submission of final status report deliverable.


The purpose of the funding is to support local not for profit and community organisations to work on dementia-friendly activity.


Required outcomes include:

  1. Meaningful involvement of people living with dementia in all aspects of the project
  2. Engage and collaborate with the local Dementia Friendly Consumer Advisory Group where available.
  3. Engage and collaborate local partnerships that will support the dementia-friendly community initiative; such as local council, business, education and/or community organisations
  4. Provide final report of program outcomes and content for inclusion on DFC Resource Hub.

Expressions of interest close: 24 January 2018

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