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The Ministry of Senior Affiars has sent out a call for proposals to expand the current network of 263 seniors centres.
We’re investing $8 million in funding over three years for up to 40 new centres as part of our Action Plan for Seniors. Learn about Seniors Active Living Centres.
Who is eligible
To receive program funding to start a Seniors Active Living Centre, you must be an organization that:
Municipalities are key partners to centres that offer seniors programs. We require that centres work with municipalities to provide a minimum 20% of the cost of operating the program. This contribution can be provided in cash, in kind, or a combination thereof.
Applications will be accepted until Thursday, December 21, 2017*.
To apply, you must: enrol in the Grants Ontario system and submit this application electronically though the Grants Ontario system. It may take up to two weeks to complete the enrolment process.
You can call 1-866-724-2018 or email [email protected] us any questions you have.
Over the next two years, up to $5 million is being dedicated to help seniors across Ontario. Through this Program, projects can support seniors at local community or regional levels, or have a broader provincial scope. Larger capacity building and scalable projects are encouraged to focus on projects that leverage local partnerships and collaboration towards initiatives and results that can be shared across organizations interested in programs and services for seniors.
In addition to the existing grant streams, MSA is now making up to $100,000 available to incorporated organizations to plan, implement or evaluate projects that build and sustain local, provincial and regional capacity for healthy aging. This new stream is aimed at providing funding for projects and activities that encourage greater social inclusion, learning, volunteerism, and community engagement.
Overview of streams
The SCG Program will be administered through three streams:
Stream 1: Grants between $1,000 and up to a maximum of $3,000
Stream 2: Grants for over $3,000 up to a maximum of $12,000
Stream 3: Grants for over $12,000 up to a maximum of $100,000
Overview of the SCG Program
Applications will be accepted between September 25, 2017 and November 30, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Each organization or individual may apply for funding for one project ONLY across all three streams.
Guidelines: Read the detailed guidelines.
Apply to this Program: Download an application form.
Applications (for all streams) is due Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Questions about the program can be answered by calling 1-833-SCG INFO (1-833-724-4636) or by emailing [email protected]
Applications will be accepted in English or French by email at [email protected], as well as by fax at (416) 326-7078 and by mail at 777 Bay Street, Suite 601C, 6th Floor, Toronto ON, M7A 2J4.
The FCGP is a new discretionary, non-entitlement program of the Ministry of Francophone Affairs that will provide opportunities for Francophone organizations in Ontario to implement cultural and community-based projects that will support the engagement of Francophones in their milieu.
The FCGP is a competitive, application-based program to support cultural and community activities for the Franco-Ontarian community. The FCGP seeks to encourage greater social involvement, learning, innovation, and community engagement for Francophones across the province of Ontario, including at the local community, regional, and provincial levels.
The program aims to support Projects in Ontario that:
1. Facilitate social integration, networking and volunteerism within francophone communities;
2. Reduce barriers and increase support for vulnerable groups within Francophone communities;
3. Provide opportunities to celebrate and promote an understanding of Ontario’s Francophonie;
4. Build the capacity of francophone organizations; and
5. Promote collaboration between service providers to better serve francophone communities.
Stream 1: FCGP funding totaling at a maximum $5,000;
Stream 2: FCGP funding totaling between $5,001 and $25,000; and
Stream 3: FCGP funding totaling between $25,001 and$50,000. FCGP funding in this category may extend over two years. This means that eligible organizations are entitled to receive up to $100,000 in total FCGP funding for a two (2) year period for their projects.
Please complete and submit your application between September 26, 2017 and, at the latest, November 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) via the Grants Ontario System.