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Positive Ageing Assistance

Positive Ageing Assistance

The Positive Ageing Assistance fund supports older people on a low income living in the City of Fremantle, to assist them maintaining their independence in their own home. 

Funding is offered to support a choice of short term or one-off support services to older people living independently in the community or in residential care within the City of Fremantle.

Program Applications Amount
Positive Ageing Assistance Open all year round until funding allocation has been exhausted

Up to $150 per person per year

Examples of services supported through this funding include: 

Short term services: 

  • Domestic assistance 
  • Personal care
  • Social support including shopping assistance 
  • Meal preparation  
  • Transport 
  • Personal alarm subsidy 
  • Technology subsidy  

One-off support services: 

  • Home maintenance (i.e. gardening) 
  • Items to address safety concerns  
  • Access modifications to home (i.e. rails, ramps, home access upgrades)


Applications will be considered from: 

  • A City of Fremantle resident 
  • Aged 65 years and over or 55 years and over for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders
  • The service must be essential to the wellbeing, rehabilitation, and safety of the recipient 
  • Provide a copy of a valid concession card- Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Concession Card, Department of Veteran’s Affairs Pension Concession Card

Please read the Positive Ageing Assistance Guidelines for full funding criteria and application requirements.

The Application Process 

  1. Contact the City’s Positive Ageing Officer to discuss your application, grantfunding@fremantle.wa.gov.au 
  2. Complete the Positive Ageing Assistance Application Form online via the City’s Smarty Grants portal. Please ensure all questions are answered with as much project detail as possible.
  3. Submit your application. 

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email of acknowledging receipt. Please note that the City seeks to provide an outcome within 10 working days. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions via email. 

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