Grants Available for Seniors’ Services

February 26, 2015

CORNWALL – MPP Jim McDonell is urging all local municipalities and seniors’ non-profits to apply for the new Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program. The grant is available to municipalities, senior-focused non-profits, local service boards and aboriginal groups for projects that provide seniors with opportunities to network, volunteer, learn and be otherwise active in their community.

 

“Our seniors built a community and province they can be proud of, and they are dedicated to sharing their experience and abilities” – MPP McDonell commented. “This grant will provide $1,000,000 across the province to local services organizations who want to bring more senior clients together and offer them a greater variety of activities.”

 

Individual grant amounts are expected to range from $500 to $8000.

 

“Having our seniors as active participants in our community sharing their wealth of knowledge and wisdom is an essential step in maintaining their quality of life and both physical and mental health” – MPP McDonell said. “I encourage all local service organizations to identify projects that would help enhance our seniors’ quality of life and apply for the grant by the March 27th deadline”.

 

Seniors Community Grant Program guidelines and application forms are available at www.ontario.ca/seniors