Apply today for funding for community-based projects (up to $25,000) under the New Horizons for Seniors Program! The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and their communities. Through the NHSP, the Government of Canada encourages seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences to the benefit of others.
The objects of the NHSP are;
- Promoting volunteerism among seniors;
- Engaging seniors in the community through mentoring of others;
- Expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
- Supporting social participation and inclusion of seniors; and providing capital assistance to new and existing community projects and/or pan Canadian projects.
Community-based project funding supports activities that engage seniors and address one or more of the program’s five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance. These projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding and as of this year, up to $5,000 in grant funding in new small grants funding for organizations that have not received funding within the last five years! Approximately $35 million is provided each year for community-based projects.
The NHSP 2018-2019 call for proposals for community-based projects closes on June 15th, 2018. Organizations are invited to apply for funding up to $25,000 for projects that help empower seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and support communities by increasing their capacity to address local issues.
Approximately 1,905 projects Canada were approved through the NHSP 2017-2018 call for proposals for Community-based projects and 1,885 of these are now in progress.
More information at Canada.gc.ca