Calls for Funding Proposals for Community-Based Projects Supporting Seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 15, 2020

Medicine Hat, AB – Glen Motz, Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner announced the launch of the 2020–21 New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) Call for Proposals for community-based projects. This year, organizations will be able to 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. Organizations are still welcome to submit proposals for traditional NHSP projects that they plan to deliver in 2021–22.
Organizations are invited to apply for funding that supports the NHSP national priorities for this cycle:

1. Supporting healthy ageing
2. Preventing elder abuse and fraud
3. Combatting ageism, celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion
4. Improving seniors’ access to government services and benefits
5. Adapting community-based organizations to a more virtual environment

MP Motz said, “Seniors continue to make valuable contributions to our country. Right now, they need our support more than ever. That is why I am pleased to invite community organizations to apply for funding through this year’s call for proposals and submit projects that can help seniors during or after the pandemic.”

The 2020–21 NHSP community-based Call for Proposals is open until October 20, 2020. For details on how to apply, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/new-horizons-seniors.html.
Quick Facts
– Seniors are the fastest-growing demographic age group in Canada. By 2030, the number of seniors is expected to reach 9.6 million, representing close to one quarter of Canada’s population.
– The NHSP provides grants and contributions for projects that help improve the well-being of seniors in their communities and foster their social inclusion. Every year, organizations are invited to apply for NHSP community-based funding through a call for proposals.
– Community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding.
– Funds are set aside for grants of up to $5,000 for organizations that have not received funding from the program in the past five years.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Vidette Heller
Office of Glen Motz, MP
403-528-4698; Glen.motz.c1@parl.gc.ca