Applications Open for Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Community Grant Program
The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, announced today that applications are now being accepted for the Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Community Grant Program. An age-friendly community is one where the physical and social environments enable individuals to live in a secure setting, enjoy health and continue to participate fully in society, regardless of age.
With an annual investment of $95,000 from the Provincial Government, the grant program provides incorporated municipalities, and Indigenous governments and communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador the opportunity to obtain support in planning for population aging.
Individual grants of up to $10,000 are available to first time applicants to conduct an age-friendly community assessment, which looks at eight areas in the physical and social environments individuals live in and want to live in: outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and information, and community support and health services.
Grant funding may also be available to communities who have completed an age-friendly assessment and are working on action items, such as the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor receiving funding in 2018 for its Meals on Wheels pilot project, which has since been expanded to a full time program.