NOW OPEN: New Horizons for Seniors Program funding

Funding for Seniors programs

Good day, Funds Fans!  It’s a glorious day for advocates of our beloved Elders and Seniors.  Check this out!  The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) invites eligible organizations to submit proposals to indicate their interest in being part of pilot projects that address seniors’ isolation through building social support networks and resources as  well as community interventions, and/or projects that address intergenerational  learning.  Projects must be seniors led or inspired and have a maximum duration of 24 months.  All activities must be completed and results be achieved within this time period.  Grants range from $50,000 to $100,000.  Deadline: November 13th, 2013.

Funding will be provided to successful applicants under one of the following project streams:

  • Expanding on the continuum of integrated services for seniors experiencing, and at risk of, social isolation.
  • Supporting social participation through intergenerational learning. These projects could, for example, encourage seniors mentoring others.
  • Early warning/identification within the community of those seniors at risk of social isolation, and determining the existing programs and services which could support them.

Priority consideration may be given to projects:

  • that approach hard-to-reach populations, such as, but not limited to Aboriginal seniors, currently isolated seniors, or those at risk of isolation due to factors such as low-income, homelessness, new immigrants, living alone, living with physical or mental disability, and, seniors providing caregiving;
  • that ensure an appropriate regional distribution of funding across Canada; and
  • that ensure an appropriate distribution of funding across the three (3) project streams listed above.

Eligible recipients include:

  • Not-for-profit organizations;
  • Coalitions, networks and ad hoc committees;
  • For-profit organizations;
  • Municipal governments;
  • Research organizations and institutes;
  • Educational institutions (i.e. universities, colleges, CÉGEPs, school boards/school districts);
  • Public health and social services institutions; and
  • Aboriginal organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)

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