South Australia: Creating Better Neighbourhoods Innovation in Ageing Challenge

Do you have an interest in creating better neighbourhoods, ageing well, or contributing to local communities? Do you have creative ideas or innovative solutions you would like to turn into reality?

Office for the Ageing and The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) are running the Creating Good Neighbourhoods Innovation in Ageing Challenge, focused on creating connected communities where older people can thrive.

Office for the Ageing has been running Innovation in Ageing Challenges since 2014. These Challenges aim to change the way people think about growing older and provide opportunities to find new and innovative ways of working to achieve better outcomes for South Australians.

The Creating Good Neighbourhoods Innovation in Ageing Challenge is looking to support creative partnerships between innovators, community organisations, entrepreneurs, local governments and others. The Challenge will involve working with older people to find new ways to foster ‘neighbourliness’, encouraging incidental social interactions and connected communities.

Individuals and teams from both public and private sectors can enter the Challenge. Participants will be mentored by TACSI to develop their ideas, which they will ‘pitch’ to a panel of judges at an event on 24 May 2018.

Office for the Ageing will award the teams with the best ideas a share of $100,000 grant funding to develop their projects over a 12-month period.

Get involved and spread the word about the Challenge through your networks. It kicks off with an information session on Thursday 22 March 2018.

For more information or to register for the session, visit

Help us to make South Australia a great place to spend a lifetime.

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