SIMCOE NORTH MPP JILL DUNLOP
MPP Dunlop is pleased to inform that the applications are now being accepted for this year’s Seniors Community Grants.
Seniors Community Grants support local, not-for-profit community organizations, Indigenous groups, and municipalities that deliver programs and services to Ontarians 55-plus.
“Simcoe North is home to a large senior demographic, and this grant directly assists local organizations that support and enhance seniors’ lives with vital programs tailored to their needs,” said Jill Dunlop, MPP, Simcoe North. “Assisting these organizations means support for our seniors to remain healthy and socially connected to their communities, and I encourage all eligible organizations to apply.”
Every year, the Ontario government provides hundreds of Seniors Community Grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 — funding that allows community groups across the province to offer a wide variety of activities to promote engagement, reduce isolation and promote healthy living.
“Our government is making these investments to help keep seniors fit, active, healthy and socially connected close to their homes,” said Raymond Cho, minister for seniors and accessibility. “We’re proud to deliver the Seniors Community Grant Program, which gives so many people the chance to learn new skills, socialize and take part in community life.”
Activities and services supported by the program include:
- fitness programs to keep adults age 55-plus active, healthy, and socially connected to their communities
- nutrition and health classes to foster independent living at home
- community engagement to reduce social isolation and increase volunteerism
- strategies to promote employment and entrepreneurship among adults 55-plus
Eligible organizations can apply for a Seniors Community Grant by visiting Transfer Payment Ontario.
Seniors Community Grants will be announced in June during Seniors Month.