Member for Tweed Geoff Provest is encouraging the Tweed community to show local grandparents and seniors how appreciated they are, by taking part in the NSW Government’s 2019 Grandparents Day celebrations.

Mr Provest said Grandparents Day would fall on Sunday 27 October this year and included a state-wide awards program, photo competition and grants program for local events in celebration of the day.

“Grandparents, grand-friends and kin do so much for our community and enrich the lives of others,” Mr Provest said.

“I would urge everyone to nominate a deserving individual they know for the 2019 NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards.”

Mr Provest said community organisations, small businesses and councils can apply for a share of $200,000 to host events that celebrate grandparents and grand-friends.

Entries for the Grandparents Day Photography Competition are open until midnight Sunday 15 September 2019.

This competition aims to foster relationships between younger and older generations by capturing their special moments together.

“Grandparents give so much back. They support our families, make our communities stronger and provide invaluable knowledge to others,” Minister for Seniors John Sidoti said.

“I am looking forward to spending time with my family this Grandparents Day and am thrilled there are so many ways people can celebrate.”

“I encourage all members of the public and businesses to take part.”

For more information about the events grants program, to submit a nomination for the Grandparent of the Year Awards or to enter the Photography Competition, please visit: