The Government of Alberta launched a new grant program to help local organizations improve the lives of seniors by funding community-based initiatives that remove barriers and help seniors stay in their homes and engaged in their communities.
With an annual investment of about $1 million, the province will be funding projects that promote the safety and independence of Alberta seniors, aligned with at least one of the following four streams:
- Aging in communities
- Addressing ageism
- Social inclusion and engagement of diverse populations
- Elder abuse prevention
Collaboration, innovation, sustainability and evidence-based practices are the guiding principles of the grant and each project may receive up to $100,000 to cover its expenses. Municipalities, not-for-profit and research organizations are among the organizations eligible to be granted funding.
Application guidelines and details are available on the government's website. The deadline to submit a proposal is November 16, 2018.