New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2020–2021 Call for Proposals for Community-Based Projects Now Open!

September 09, 2020

The application deadline is October 20, 2020 at 3:00pm.

This year, organizations can apply for funding to support seniors dealing with the pandemic by submitting project proposals that offer specific COVID-19 relief and recovery activities for seniors. More traditional NHSP projects planned for delivery in 2021–2022 can also be submitted.

 

This year, organizations can apply for funding to support seniors dealing with the pandemic by submitting project proposals that offer specific COVID-19 relief and recovery activities for seniors. More traditional NHSP projects planned for delivery in 2021–2022 can also be submitted.

 

The New Horizons for Seniors Program supports projects that address one or more of the five program 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.

 

Organizations are invited to apply for funding that supports the program’s national priorities:

  1. Supporting healthy ageing

o   including addressing social isolation, mental health and dementia, and supporting accessible intergenerational housing

  1. Preventing elder abuse and fraud

o   including measures to reduce crime and harm against seniors and supporting financial empowerment of seniors

  1. Combatting ageism, celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion

o   including promoting labour market participation of seniors, particularly members of underrepresented or underserved groups, including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of racialized and newcomer groups, and members of LGBTQ2 communities, and promoting intergenerational mentoring and engagement

  1. Improving seniors’ access to government services and benefits

o   including helping seniors navigate access to government benefits, and providing support to file their taxes

  1. Adapting community-based organizations to a more virtual environment

o   including by developing and delivering virtual programming, and recruiting and training volunteers to support the social inclusion of seniors

 

Community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding. Funds are set aside for small grants of up to $5,000 for organizations that have not received funding from the program in the past five years.

 

For more information on this call for proposals, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/new-horizons-seniors-community-based.html

 

Organizations interested in applying are encouraged to contact their nearest New Horizons for Seniors Program office if they have questions or need help with this application process.

 

My team is also happy to help answer any questions you may have about the application process, and I will be pleased to lend my full support to local project proposals that will improve our community. Please call 519-754-4300 or e-mail Phil.McColeman@parl.gc.ca.

 

Please feel free to share this information with any and all who may be interested.

 

Sincerely,

 

Phil McColeman

MP, Brantford-Brant