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IRT Foundation supports research, education and advocacy, and partnering with the community to create age-friendly communities. We do this through:


Building knowledge through funding research into ageing-well in Australia


Funding practical solutions for achieving
age-friendly communities

Education and Advocacy

Supporting initiatives to change people's perceptions
of older people and of ageing - and to
influence decision-makers

Latest Events

Facillitated by renowned journalist Ellen Fanning, Intergenerational Tensions will bring notable speakers from different generations to debate the hot issues. The format will encourage active discussion and allow the audience to engage with both sides of the issue.

The Neverland Masquerade Ball was held on Friday September 9, 2016 to with over $22,000 raised to help create age-friendly communities. Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner and danced the night away to The Baker Boys Band. 

Featured Articles

Career Check Up Expo

IRT Foundation's Career Check Up Expo is an initiative of the Mature Workforce Statement of Intent, signed between IRT Foundation and the Australian Human Rights Commission. Thanks to a generous grant from NSW Family and Community Services Liveable Communities a Career Check Up Expo is planned for the Illawarra region in early 2017. If you would like to attend the Illawarra expo or become an exhibitor please contact us or complete a short survey.

The Good Life latest episode

The Good Life YouTube channel delivers professionally produced, commercial-free monthly episodes on everything from news, people profiles, lifestyle and finance. The initiative is one of IRT Foundation’s key education and advocacy initiatives.

$150k to make Australian communities more age-friendly

Age-friendly advocacy body IRT Foundation recently announced $150,000 in funding for 12 successful recipients of its Community Grants Program.

Be involved

There are numerous ways that you can be involved in our programs
and help support the work we do.

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