The grant provides funding of up to $25,000 per initiative and is administered by the Department of Seniors and Long-term Care.
Groups eligible to apply include not-for-profit organizations and co-operatives, municipalities, First Nations communities, and universities. Businesses and individuals are not eligible.
The program supports organizations like the Seniors Association of St. Margaret’s Bay, which used its grant to create a drop-in program on Tuesdays. It offers a wide range of activities for seniors, from knitting, crocheting and rug hooking to board and card games, pickleball and walking laps indoors.
The grants also support provincewide initiatives like Dance Nova Scotia’s Dance for Health, which promotes the role of dance in a healthy lifestyle and focuses on issues specific to people living with Parkinson’s disease.
Applications are open until November 18, program and application details can be found here.