Proposals for the New Horizons for Seniors Program are now open until June 21st.
Community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding, and up to $5,000 in small grants funding is available to organizations that have not received funding in the past five years.
The program provides funding for projects that encourage seniors to play an important role in their communities by volunteering, participating in and leading community activities.
The program also provides funds to help organizations make necessary modifications or repairs to their facilities, or to purchase replacement equipment and furnishings, to enable their continued use for programs and activities for seniors.
Since 2004, the NHSP has funded thousands of projects in communities across Canada, making a significant difference in the lives of seniors. Since elected, Maguire has helped secure funding for numerous projects across Westman and has worked closely with senior’s organizations on improving their facilities and programming.
The Program has 5 objectives:
- Promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations
- Engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others
- Expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse
- Supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors
- providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and programs for seniors
Eligible recipients for grant and contribution funding include:
- not-for-profit organizations, community-based coalitions, networks and ad hoc committees;
- for-profit organizations, provided that the nature and intent of the activity are non commercial, do not generate profit and fit within the program objectives;
- municipal governments, research and educational institutions, including school boards, school divisions; and
- public health and social services institutions, as well as universities, colleges
For more information and to apply, you can click here.