Seven Ballina Electorate organisations have been awarded funding under the 2010 NSW Seniors Week Grants Program, Ballina MP Don Page announced.

Mr Page said the programs would be held during NSW Seniors Week from 21 to 28 March 2010.

The successful recipients are:

  • Ballina Coastal Quilters Inc. $400 for Seniors at the Gallery – Creativity in Action
  • Ballina District Community Services Association $400 for ‘Celebrating Our Seniors’
  • Brunswick Valley U3A $400 for ‘Picnic in the Park’
  • Byron Shire Council $500 for ‘The HIP-hop Replacements’
  • St Andrew’s Village Ballina $400 for ‘Seniors Gathering Together’
  • The Merrymakers Inc: $870 for Seniors Week Concert
  • Tintenbar Community Aid Network: $400 for ‘Stepping out in Tintenbar’

Mr Page said these projects gave seniors an opportunity to have some fun, explore new activities and record their reflections during the busy Seniors Week.

“Senior members of our community make a valuable contribution to the area,” Mr Page said.

“Seniors Week can only be a success with the support and participation of local organisations.

“I congratulate each of the grant recipients for their participation through vibrant and innovative projects.”