SENIORS GRANTS AWARDED LOCALLYMay 20, 2016
NORTH BAY – More than $8,500 has been awarded to three local groups under the Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli announced today.
The grants include:
- $3,000 to the Seniors at Risk Network of North Bay and District;
- $3,000 to the North Bay Public Library; and
- $2,641 to Mattawa Community Development Inc.
Under the program, grants from $500 up to a maximum of $10,000 are awarded for projects that provide seniors with the opportunity to connect, contribute, learn and lead active lives. The aim is to encourage greater social inclusion, volunteerism and community engagement for seniors across the province.
Projects must fulfill at least one of five key priorities including opportunities for seniors to network, promotion of learning related to seniors issues, support for initiatives that include seniors as volunteers, and development of cross-community seniors programs and those that sustain seniors programs long-term.
“I offer my congratulations to these groups for their commitment to helping our seniors continue to contribute and be involved in our communities here in Nipissing,” said Fedeli.