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seniorsLarry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is encouraging all eligible local organizations to apply for funding through the community based projects component of the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).
The NHSP is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors. The community-based project component of the program funds
activities that engage seniors and address one or more of the program's five objectives: volunteering, mentoring, expanding awareness of elder abuse, social participation, and capital assistance. These projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding.

Furthermore, this year, organizations that have not benefitted from NHSP during the last five years may receive up to $5,000 as part of a new small grants pilot project. Three national priorities have been established for the small grants project: projects benefitting vulnerable seniors populations, projects focusing on the diversity of Canada's seniors, and projects using volunteerism to increase an organization's capacity. Applications for small grants must be in line with at least one of these priorities.

"Every year, the New Horizons for Seniors Program provides important funding to a number of community organizations that work to better the lives of seniors in Bruce and Grey counties. In March, I announced that 6 organizations received a total of $132,450 for local projects through this program," said Miller. "Having had the chance to visit some of these organizations I can say that these projects make a difference in the lives of seniors. I encourage all eligible organizations in Bruce and Grey to apply."

Eligible organizations include: not-for-profit organizations, municipal governments, research organizations and institutes, educational institutions, public health and social service institutions, coalitions, networks, and ad hoc committees, Indigenous organizations, and for-profit enterprises (provided the intent of activity is noncommercial and not intended to generate profit).

The deadline for community-based project applications is: June 15th, 2018.

For more information about the NHSP please visit; https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/newhorizons-seniors-community-based.html.

source: media release, MP Larry Miller

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