Issue: July 2024
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Next deadline: August 26

COMMUNITY LINKS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SENIORS' SUPPORT AND CONNECT GRANTS

Seniors' Support and Connect Grants: Existing senior-serving community organizations can apply for a micro-grant of $2,000. These micro-grants are for programs and initiatives that address the needs of older Nova Scotians (ages 55+), contributing to the goal of making Nova Scotia a more age-friendly province.

Seniors’ Support and Connect Grants are open to community organizations or groups that work with older adults either exclusively or as part of a broader demographic. Eligible organizations must have a bank account in the organization’s name to receive funding.

Volunteer groups, non-profit societies and seniors’ clubs are encouraged to apply. Applications are not restricted to registered charities.

Priority will go to applicants whose grant proposals best align with the top funding categories identified through research and community engagement by IONS and Community Links in spring 2023:

Social Connection and Reducing Isolation

Transportation

Food Security

Help at Home

Internet Access and Skills

Climate Emergency Preparation

Individual Emergency Support

Community Links is committed to inclusion, equity, and accessibility and encourages applications for projects led by and for diverse groups. If your program, activity, or initiative reaches Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, Black, Acadian, newcomer, disabled, 2SLGBTQIA+ or other underrepresented older adults, we welcome you to identify that in your application.

Check out our website for more info. An in-depth description of the funding categories, eligibility criteria and the micro-grant application was made available on October 4, 2023:

www.nscommunitylinks.ca

These grants are made possible with funding from the

Nova Scotia Department of Seniors and Long-term Care.