Se­niors grants

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

June 15 is the dead­line to sub­mit pro­pos­als for fed­eral grants un­der the New Hori­zons for Se­niors Pro­gram.

“Lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions are en­cour­aged to sub­mit projects led or in­spired by se­niors for the New Hori­zons for Se­niors Pro­gram fund­ing. These ac­tiv­i­ties em­power se­niors, en­abling them to pur­sue an ac­tive life­style, ex­pand their so­cial net­work and ex­plore new learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences that will bet­ter equip them to face the chal­lenges of our rapidly evolv­ing so­ci­ety,” says Glen­garry-Prescott-Rus­sell MP Fran­cis Drouin.

El­i­gi­ble groups can re­ceive up to $25,000 in project fund­ing. Start­ing this year, or­ga­ni­za­tions that have not ben­e­fited from NHSP fund­ing dur­ing the last five years can re­ceive up to $5,000 as part of the new small grants pi­lot project.

Submission­s can be made for ac­tiv­i­ties that ben­e­fit vul­ner­a­ble se­niors pop­u­la­tions, fo­cus on di­ver­sity of Canada’s se­niors and pro­mote vol­un­teerism.

Pro­grams like NHSP not only en­cour­age se­niors to stay in­volved in their com­mu­nity, but also in­crease their so­cial par­tic­i­pa­tion and in­clu­sion. This is key to en­hanc­ing their well-be­ing and qual­ity of life, as well as to en­able them to stay ac­tive and share their knowl­edge, skills and ex­pe­ri­ence with other com­mu­nity mem­bers.

Since 2004, the Pro­gram has funded more than 21,600 projects in com­mu­ni­ties across Canada, with a to­tal fed­eral in­vest­ment of more than $452 mil­lion.

Call 1-866-945-7342 or e-mail [email protected]­d­crhdcc.gc.ca for more in­for­ma­tion.

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