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.