NOW OPEN: Funding from New Horizons for Seniors program

Funding for Seniors projects!Welcome to a glorious new month Funds Fans!  To start things off, here’s an excellent funding resource for organizations involved with our precious seniors and elders.  Check it out 🙂

The New Horizons for Seniors Program supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others. This means that seniors must be involved in a meaningful way in the project. Applicants will need to identify their role in the project.  Community-based projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) that enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues are eligible to receive up to $25,000 per year, per organization.  Deadline: July 5th, 2013.

Projects must address one or more of the program’s five 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.

Projects should be inclusive and open to all British Columbia seniors/Elders. Projects that include seniors in ethno-cultural communities, Aboriginal Elders, seniors of all sexual orientations, and seniors with disabilities are encouraged.  Priority will be given to projects that promote and provide resources and supports which capitalize on seniors’ lifelong learning and leadership skills in order to facilitate and recognize volunteerism among seniors and between other generations.

Eligible Applicants include:

  • Not-for-profit organizations (e.g. churches or church associations, charities, activity clubs, volunteer organizations, professional associations, museums, or in some cases sports associations);
  • Coalitions, networks;
  • Municipal governments;
  • Research organizations and institutes;
  • Educational institutions (e.g. universities, colleges, CÉGEPs);
  • Public health and social service institutions;
  • Band/tribal councils and other Aboriginal organizations;
  • For-profit enterprises; and
  • School boards/school districts.

Post-secondary institutions, as well as social service and public health institutions, are eligible with the agreement of the provincial or territorial government.  For-profit enterprises are eligible provided that the nature and intent of the proposed activity is non-commercial, does not generate profit, and meets the objectives of the NHSP.

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