Seniors’ community grants available

Press Release

Seniors in Ontario want to remain healthy, active and socially connected within their own communities.

For many seniors on a fixed income, it is hard for them to access affordable programs and services.

Ontario is protecting what matters most to our seniors by announcing funding for projects that will provide local supports and services for seniors.

The Government of Ontario is investing $3 million for the Seniors Community Grant Program to provide grants to hundreds of non-profit community organizations across the province to co-ordinate and deliver local supports and programs for seniors.

From now until June 27, 2019, community groups are invited to apply for funding from $1,000 up to $25,000.

“At the current rate of growth, Ontario’s senior population is increasing by over 100,000 people every year. Seniors built this province and our government is committed to helping seniors live independent, healthy, active and engaged lives.” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility.

“We are working with non-profit organizations, community groups and municipalities to support projects that help seniors stay connected to their communities, access programs or volunteer,” he added.

Larger incorporated organizations can also now access a “one-window” application service through Grants Ontario.

This portal will better serve applicants, streamline the process, allow for regular reporting and will provide a better application experience.

General questions about the program can be answered by calling 1-833-SCG INFO (1-833-724-4636) or by emailing