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2023 Community Meals Subsidy

This is a preview of the 2023 Community Meals Subsidy Application form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.


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The Community Meals Subsidy Program aims to:

  • Strengthen the community‚Äôs capacity to address loneliness and social isolation and support access to affordable meals, recreation, activities and other community services for older people.
  • Encourage older people to participate in activities that improve their health, wellbeing, social connections and celebrate cultural diversity.
  • Encourage opportunities for community volunteers to develop skills, self-confidence, and sense of community.
  • Partner with community organisations and groups offering a range of services and activities for older people.
  • Encourage community organisations to welcome new participants by encouraging inclusive practices and policies that foster a safe and welcoming environment.
  • Contribute to food security for everyone, especially the most vulnerable and enable older people to enjoy a community meal in the company of friends.

A meal subsidy of $5.00 per person for up to 175 people over the age of 55 is available to eligible not-for-profit community organisations and groups meeting in the City of Melbourne. The subsidy is for a maximum number of 12 meal sessions to be held between January and December 2023.

For further information refer to the guidelines

Are you eligible?

Is your organisation registered as one of the following * Required
Response required.
Does your organisation provide regular services, activities or programs for people in the municipality who are over the age of 55? * Required
I can confirm that I am eligible based upon the above criteria * * Required