The Queensland government has launched a new grants program to help create more inclusive communities that are age-friendly.

The Advancing Queensland: Age-friendly community grants will range from $25,000 up to $100,000 to help councils, organisations, not-for-profit groups and the community turn big ideas into action to help make life better for seniors.

Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke urged Queenslanders to start brainstorming and get involved.

“We need big thinkers who share our age-friendly vision to create concrete outcomes for older people,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

“This first round of grants will focus on transport, housing and outdoor spaces – if we can help seniors in these areas we will help them stay involved in their communities – a good thing for all Queenslanders.

Apply for the grant here.  for the first round of grants program close at 5pm, Friday 16 June 2017.