The Tweed’s seniors focused community groups and Tweed Shire Council are encouraged to apply for a new Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors grant of up to $60,000, Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest says.

“The Tweed is blessed with one of the highest proportion of older Australians in the country and as a result there are a myriad of local community groups that focus on their social needs, ranging from cards to croquet, gardening and walking,” Mr Provest said.

“This NSW Nationals in Government program is designed to enhance existing activities or help create new clubs to fight the social isolation many seniors feel as the kids move away or they lose close family and friends.”

“It is all about trying something new that challenges our mind, helps us stay fit and healthy and gives us a chance to make new friends.”

Applications close on 31 March 2020. For more information go to