The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2016–2017 has started its call for Proposals for Community-Based Projects that will help seniors stay active, engaged and informed. The application period will continue until July 29, 2016.
Organizations that want to help seniors make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities are eligible to receive federal grants and contributions funding. Projects must be led or inspired by seniors and address one or more of the following five program 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; and
- providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.
MP Schmale is encouraging organizations to apply for funding. More information on how to apply is available here: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/seniors/funding/about/index.shtml
Attached is the 2016-2017 NHSP Application Guide and the Standard Grant Application for Funding. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our office (705)324-2400 or (866) 688-9881.
- Eligible organizations can receive up to $25,000 in New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) funding for community-based projects that are led or inspired by seniors.
- The Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million in NHSP funding for close to 1,850 community-based projects approved through the NHSP 2015–2016 Call for Proposals.
- Since 2004, the NHSP has funded close to 17,800 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of more than $360 million.