Organizations are eligible for grants if they provide or promote programs that help seniors give back to their communities. (pixabay)

Surrey, Langley seniors programs eligible for federal grants

Upcoming information sessions to help organizations prepare applications

Organizations that support seniors making a difference in their communities are eligible for federal grants, but navigating the funding application process can be difficult.

There are three grant application information sessions planned in Langley and Surrey to help organizations get started.

The federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) provides grants of up to $25,000 a year to eligible community-based organizations, including those that promote volunteerism among seniors, engage seniors in mentoring programs, expand the awareness of elder abuse, increase the social participation and inclusion of seniors, or provide funding assistance to new and existing community programs for seniors.

Since 2004, the NHSP has funded nearly 21,600 projects across the country.

Three information sessions have been scheduled to help organizations prepare their applications for the next call for NHSP proposals. They will be held at:

Langley Service Canada Centre

8747 204th Street, Suite 102

Friday, May 18, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Surrey South Service Canada Centre

103-15295 Highway 10

Friday, May 18, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Surrey North Service Canada Centre

13889 104th Avenue

Thursday, May 10, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

To register for one of the information sessions, email this address: W-T-CSPD-SCEP-NHSP-PNHA-BC-GD@servicecanada.gc.ca. For more information on federal funding for jobs, training and social development projects, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding.html.



editor@cloverdalereporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

VIDEO: Kids team up with Langley realtor to build holiday “homes”

Realtor Matthew Rufh hosted a gingerbread house-building party for the Langley Boys and Girls Club.

Langley hockey player heads to NHL prospects camp

The young player is following in the footsteps of former Giant Ty Ronning.

Metro Vancouver mayors vote to ‘develop’ $1.65B in Fraser Highway SkyTrain plans

Surrey will have to ‘compensate’ for the $56 million already spent on light rail

Langley Rams receiver inks with BC Lions

Jevon Cottoy joined the Rams this season and now has a multi-year contract with the Lions.

UPDATE: Heavy rainfall, strong winds in forecast for Lower Mainland

Heavy rains, snow expected till Friday morning

Omar Khadr wants changes to bail conditions

‘My life is held in suspension’, says the former Guantanamo Bay detainee

Sissons scores OT winner as Predators beat Canucks 4-3

VIDEO: Vancouver battles back to earn single point in Nashville

Lions announce seven members of coaching staff not coming back for 2019

The operational moves come two days after the Lions announced DeVone Claybrooks as the team’s new head coach

Christmas fun at Aldergrove Library: VIDEO & PHOTOS

Youngsters enjoyed decorating a Christmas tree with their homemade craft decorations

$12K awarded to atheist family who oppose Christmas, Hanukkah in B.C. classroom

Gary Mangel,May Yasue said holidays, Remembrance Day and Valentine’s Day not appropriate in preschool

Kodiaks avenge themselves against Pilots: ACTION PHOTOS

Aldergrove and Abbotsford Junior B hockey teams tie game at 5-5

Coach accused of sexual assault says apology letter was misinterpreted

Dave Brubaker has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of invitation to sexual touching

Give the gift of nature this holiday season

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

Aboriginal poet faces backlash for calling out NHL-themed totem poles

Rebecca Thomas says she received backlash for asking a drugstore chain to remove NHL merchandise

Most Read