2023 Seniors’ Secretariat grant application now open

Press Release

Feb 16, 2023

Organizations and communities that work to improve the lives of Island seniors can now apply for provincial government funding.

Applications are being accepted for 2023-2024 PEI Seniors’ Secretariat grants until Friday, April 21, 2023. The grants provide up to $5,000 per project to organizations or groups interested in enriching the lives of seniors. Groups eligible for funding include non-profit organizations, community-based coalitions, networks, municipal governments, and indigenous organizations across the Island.

“These grants can help make a difference both in the lives of seniors and communities. It helps to create an environment of inclusion and active living. I encourage individuals and organizations to submit their ideas and apply for the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat grant.”

– Social Development and Housing Minister Mathew MacKay

Preference will be given to projects that promote:

  • Reducing social isolation of seniors;
  • Promoting positive images of aging/ addressing ageism;
  • Bringing awareness to and/or addressing financial security and safety;
  • Supporting seniors to age in place (i.e. home first, in the community, etc.);
  • Supporting age-friendly initiatives.

For more information and to apply, visit PEI Seniors’ Secretariat Grant or email seniors@gov.pe.ca or call the Office of Seniors at 902-620-3785.

Media contact:
Alex Firth
Social Development and Housing
902-218-3973
anfirth@gov.pe.ca

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