Call for applications now open for the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP)

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

End Date: July 29, 2016 (postmarked)

David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada is currently accepting applications through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). The NHSP supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others.

The NHSP was launched in October 2004. Projects funded are helping seniors become active members of their communities by encouraging them to use their skills, wisdom and experience to benefit other people in their communities.

The NHSP is now accepting applications for community-based project funding until July 29, 2016. Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations, municipal governments, band/tribal councils and other Aboriginal organizations, research organizations and institutes, educational institutions, school boards/school districts, community-based coalitions, networks and for-profit organizations. For other eligibility information, visit: www.esdc.gc.ca/seniors.

Eligible applicants can receive up to $25,000 per year in grant funding and 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.

Details about the NHSP, including funding priorities, new application forms and funding guides are available on the website: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/seniors/funding/index.shtml. More information is also available by phone at 1-800-277-9914 (select “0” to speak with an agent (TTY: 1-800- 255-4786)).

All completed applications can be sent to the Specialized Processing Centre located in Calgary, AB:

New Horizons for Seniors Program
Service Canada
100-6712 Fisher Street South-East
Calgary, Alberta
T2H 2A7

NOTE: If you are the owner of the premises, please provide proof of building ownership (i.e. property tax bill, property assessment notice, purchase agreement). Further explanation is provided in the guidelines.

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