Member Update, June 26, 2020

Province Offers Seniors Grant Funding

The Ontario government is providing up to $4 million for the Seniors Community Grant Program, a significant increase over last year. Funding will help non-profit organizations, local services boards, or Indigenous groups develop programs for seniors focused on combatting social isolation, promoting seniors' safety and well-being, improving financial security and making communities age-friendly.

This year's grants range from $1,000 to $100,000 and will fund projects that:

  • Help older individuals and couples receive the support they need in their community;
  • Ensure seniors are less at risk for neglect, abuse and fraud, and that their rights and dignity are protected;
  • Ensure more older adults are connected and engaged, reducing social isolation; and,
  • Provide more opportunities for older adults in employment and volunteering, achieving greater financial security and engagement within the community.

In the past, the Seniors Community Grant Program has supported community-based activities like seniors' fitness classes, lawn bowling, brain fitness activities, multicultural dance, along with a public education and awareness campaign that challenges the myths and stereotypes that portray older adults as frail, out-of-touch, technologically illiterate, and no longer employable.

The application period for the Seniors Community Grant Program is now open and will close on August 7, 2020.

Unincorporated and incorporated not-for-profit organizations, local services boards, or Indigenous groups must submit applications to Transfer Payment Ontario (formerly Grants Ontario) online at Ontario.ca/GetFunding.

If you want to learn more about accessing this – or other government funding – contact member.support@onpha.org today.