Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat
01/30/15 5:00 PM EST
Grants of up to $50,000 to Ontario, Canada municipalities and community-based non-profits for strategic planning to promote healthy and active aging so that older adults might maintain independence and have access to community supports. Applicants are strongly encouraged to register online well in advance of the deadline.
Projects will result in planning, implementation and evaluation of activities that contribute to the creation and ongoing development of age-friendly communities. The following requirements must be met:
1) Projects must involve seniors or organizations that represent seniors.
2) Planning projects must result in activities that support at least one of the steps outlined in the Age-Friendly Community Planning Guide, including defining local principles; developing a custom needs assessment; developing an action plan; and implementing the action plan and evaluating the action plan results.
3) The local government must endorse the age-friendly community plan.
4) Projects must identify which of the World Health Organization’s eight age-friendly community dimensions (Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings; Transportation; Housing; Social Participation; Respect and Social Inclusion; Civic Participation and Employment; Communication and Information; Community Support and Health Services) the local action plan supports.
5) The project plan must identify the next step in the development, implementation or evaluation of the age-friendly community plan, which will help to maintain momentum and ensure that planning continues.
Eligible activities and project costs can include, but are not limited to:
-Creating a seniors’ advisory committee;
-Conducting community needs assessments to identify opportunities for improving a community’s age-friendliness;
-Developing an action plan;
-Implementation and evaluation of the local action plan.
-Staff salaries specifically required to undertake the project.
-Consulting fees and expenses which justifies the time spent by a consultant on the project.
-Costs associated with producing or sharing the results of the project (e.g. gap analysis research, translation costs).
-Costs directly associated with community consultations, workshops or meetings related to the project.
-Ontario-only travel and accommodation expenses that are directly related to the project. Expenses must align with the provincial government’s Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Directive. Details can be found at: http://www.mgs.gov.on.ca/en/Spotlight2/STDPROD_080798.html
-All project costs must be reasonable and market-competitive. The Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat has the discretion to deny any unreasonable project expenditures and any expenditure that was not pre-approved.
GrantWatch ID#: 149283
Populations under 20,000 - Up to $25,000; Populations up to 99,999 - Up to $35,000; Populations more than 100,000 - Up to $50,000.
Projects must take place between June 15, 2015 and March 31, 2017.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For technical assistance with your application, call 1-855-216-3090 or 416-325-6691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants may also contact their Regional Advisor. The list of your Regional Advisors is located here: http://ontario.ca/byy6
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