2023 Australian Seniors Aged Care Grant Winner - Cassidy Knight

Thank you to all the applicants for your interest in this year’s Australian Seniors Aged Care Grant! We received so many inspirational submissions and have thoroughly enjoyed reading through every essay.

Congratulations to Cassidy Knight who is the Winner of the 2023 Australian Seniors Aged Care Grant.

We’re delighted to let you know we’ve now started accepting applications for the 2024 Australian Seniors Aged Care Grant, and welcome students who meet the eligibility criteria to apply. Good Luck!

Australian Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant


The Australian Seniors was established to provide cost effective insurance solutions for mature Australians in 1998. We do this by providing a range of insurance products and policies, including life, funeral, health, car, home & contents, landlords, pet, and travel insurance, designed with over 50s in mind. We believe in supporting the aging community of Australia in a number of ways, and a big area is healthcare. So with that in mind, we are helping to encourage the best people into the aged care industry by providing the Australian Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant (“Grant”).


This Grant is offered annually to one person. Applications for the 2023 Grant are now closed and applications for the 2024 Grant is open until 31 October, 2024.

The Grant

The value of this Grant is AUD $5,000 (total amount). This amount is paid as a one-off payment to the Winner.

Eligibility criteria

  1. To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time in an accredited Australian Tertiary Education Institution and be studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in any of the following areas:
    • Aged Care
    • Aged Care Nursing
    • Dementia Care
    • Disabilities Care
    • Any other courses leading to similar careers as an aged carer
  2. Only citizens or permanent residents of Australia can apply.
  3. You must have reached 18 years of age or older to enter.
  4. Employees of Australian Seniors Insurance Agency and of Greenstone Financial Services (GFS) and their immediate family members (including the spouse, de-facto spouse, parent, guardian, child or sibling (“Immediate Family Members”)) are ineligible to enter as an applicant for the Grant.
  5. Entrants must abide by the Terms and Conditions for an entry to be deemed eligible.

The challenge

To apply for the Australian Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant, Entrants will need to write a long form description (maximum 500 words) on why you want to work in your selected industry and the difference you hope to make in your particular field of study.

We are looking for submissions that reflect a real desire to better oneself and/or achieve personal growth. It does not have to be great prose — just honest and from the heart, so Entrants should start thinking about the reasons why and how they would utilise the Grant.

How to apply

All applicants must email the following documentation to grants@seniors.com.au for their submission to be considered:

  • Proof of Identification;
  • Proof of enrolment, including course name, tertiary institution name and enrolment status;
  • Your response (max word count 500 words); and
  • Contact details (including residential address).

Selection process

The Winner of the Grant will be selected and awarded by a panel of judges from the Australian Seniors team in their absolute discretion, on the basis of the entry that best grasps the challenge. The panel for the 2024 Grant will convene from November 15, 2024.

Important dates

  • 15 February, 2024: Program launched and open for submissions.
  • 31 October, 2024: Submissions close.
  • 1 December, 2024: Winner to be notified via email and phone (if number is provided).
  • 31 January, 2025: Deadline for Winner to supply all supporting documentation.
  • 2 February, 2025: Winner announced on the website.


The Winner of the 2024 Grant will be notified by email and phone, with their name published on our website on 2 February, 2025.

Please be aware that if we are unable to get in contact with the Winner within four weeks of our initial contact attempt (on approximately 1 December, 2024), that Winner forfeits the Grant, and we will then select another Winner.

If you have any queries regarding the Grant Program please contact us via email at marketingenquiries@greenstone.com.au

By participating in this Grant Program you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Grant Program including cooperation with marketing and promotional requests made by The Promoter. See full Terms and Conditions.