Criterion
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Finance, Social Innovation

TACSI’s NFP Ageing Challenge


Friday, 25th July 2014 at 12:22 pm
Staff Reporter
The Australian Centre for Social Innovation has launched the inaugural Innovation in Ageing Challenge in partnership with South Australia's Office for the Ageing offering $100,000 in funding for projects that improve the lives of older people living in South Australia.

Friday, 25th July 2014
at 12:22 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
TACSI’s NFP Ageing Challenge
Friday, 25th July 2014 at 12:22 pm

The Australian Centre for Social Innovation has launched the inaugural Innovation in Ageing Challenge in partnership with South Australia's Office for the Ageing offering $100,000 in funding for projects that improve the lives of older people living in South Australia.

TACSI CEO Carolyn Curtis said they were looking for ideas to support two key groups: baby boomers, and older people living home alone. Up to 10 shortlisted entries will attend a two-day workshop to explore their idea in more depth and prepare to pitch their idea to win the funding.

“The Innovation in Ageing Challenge is about bringing new ideas and approaches into the ageing space and providing opportunities for people, teams and organisations to explore new possibilities and improve outcomes for older people,” she said.

The two categories in the Innovation in Ageing Challenge are:

  • How can we enable Baby Boomers to continue contributing to their communities?
  • How can we enable people living alone to connect socially to their communities and live the lives they want?

Part of the package includes six months of coaching, mentoring and business planning support on offer from TACSI for the winning entries, valued at $40,000.

“South Australians with an innovative idea about how to make the most of life as we get older are being encouraged to enter the Innovation in Ageing Challenge,” South Australian Minister for Ageing Zoe Bettison said.

“This is the first ageing-specific challenge in Australia and is being led by South Australia’s Office for the Ageing and The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) as a way to get new ideas into the ageing sector.

“We are looking for interesting and fresh ideas from entrepreneurial thinkers to address the global challenge of ageing.

“One of the categories focuses on Baby Boomers, and provides a great area of opportunity for people interested in social innovation.

“South Australia has a higher proportion of older people than other parts of Australia and we want to help ensure that people are leading more fulfilling and enjoyable lives.

“By 2050, around 20 per cent of the Australian population will be over 65 years of age, and as a country we need new solutions to respond to this challenge and this initiative is a great start.”

Applications for the Innovation in Ageing Challenge close on September 12.

Not in South Australia? The Challenge is open to all as long as the idea will benefit South Australians.

All the details are available at ageingchallenge.org.au.




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au


Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Charities Fear Funding Cuts Will Follow SA Election

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 7th March 2018 at 5:20 pm

Employee-Led Mutual to Deliver NDIS Services in SA

Luke Michael

Monday, 19th February 2018 at 10:54 am

Frustrations Remain with NDIS Implementation in South Australia

Luke Michael

Thursday, 25th January 2018 at 8:17 am

‘RADELAIDE’ – Ready for Social Change

Moira Deslandes

Monday, 29th May 2017 at 2:11 pm

POPULAR

Family Faces ‘Devastating’ Loss of Support for Son with Disability

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 11th September 2018 at 8:37 am

$50 million Up For Grabs to Help NFPs Drive Change

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 17th September 2018 at 4:21 pm

Australia’s Most Innovative NFPs Highlighted

Luke Michael

Thursday, 13th September 2018 at 8:41 am

Philanthropic Leader Calls to Overhaul Economic System

Maggie Coggan

Thursday, 13th September 2018 at 8:52 am

Criterion
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!