The Age-friendly Community Grant is open for applications. The grant supports projects that promote healthy, active living and make communities better places for Nova Scotians as they age.
“We all benefit when older Nova Scotians stay connected and involved in their communities,” said Seniors Minister Leo Glavine. “Our communities will thrive if all members can participate fully and contribute their ideas, skills and knowledge.”
The grant is open to non-profit and community organizations, municipal governments, associations and universities. Successful applicants can include partnerships or collaborative projects and can receive a grant up to a maximum of $20,000.
The Municipality of the County of Victoria launched its age-friendly communities plan in September. The Department of Seniors provided a $20,000 grant to support development of the plan.
“Resident input, community partners and businesses informed the development of our age-friendly plan and will continue to guide the work we do together to make Victoria County age-friendly,” said Fraser Patterson, municipal councillor and chair of Victoria County’s Age-friendly Communities committee. “It’s important we enable people to stay involved and connected to their communities at all stages of their life.”
Applications will be accepted ongoing until Feb. 1, with projects approved this November and February. Application forms are available at http://novascotia.ca/seniors/ or by calling, toll-free, 1-844-277-0770, or in Halifax Regional Municipality, 902-424-0770.
The grant is one of the actions identified in SHIFT: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for An Aging Population to support age-friendly planning in communities. The plan is available at https://novascotia.ca/shift/ .