|Notice: Projects Targeted to Seniors|
Community Projects targeted to Seniors may be eligible for Federal program – June 29th deadline
GREENSVILLE, ONTARIO – May 17, 2012 – David Sweet, MP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale is encouraging local organizations that work to promote the well-being of Canada’s seniors to apply for federal funding under a popular program that was renewed in the recent federal budget.
The 2012–2013 call for proposals for community-based projects under the New Horizons for Seniors Program was launched last week with a deadline of June 29th, 2012.
Organizations can receive up to $25,000 in funding per year and must address one or more of the program’s five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation and capital assistance.
“We know many local organizations are providing meaningful programs and activities for seniors,” said MP Sweet. “This program is designed to support that effort.”
“The New Horizons for Seniors Program helps groups that lifts senior up. By investing in these community projects, the federal government aims to help improve the quality of life for Canadian seniors in their neighbourhoods,” added MP Sweet.
The application deadline for community-based projects is June 29, 2012. For more information about the call for proposals, visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca/seniors. The website includes information on eligibility, funding priorities, tips for applying and the complete application kit including checklist, form and mailing instructions.
Potential applicants are advised to act fast, as this has been a popular annual program since its inception in 2004.