Applications Now Open for Inclusion and Capacity Grant Programs

Press Release

The Honourable John G. Abbott, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, and Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, is today announcing a call for applications for the 2023-24 Inclusion and Capacity Grant Programs.

In Budget 2023, the Provincial Government allocated $325,000 for the Inclusion and Capacity Grant Programs. These application-based programs help to advance accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their communities. The two programs include:

  • The Inclusion Grant Program is project specific and available to eligible community-based and non-profit organizations to help create more accessible and inclusive facilities and events. This can include renovation projects or disability-related accommodations for events and meetings. A copy of the program’s manual and application form can be found here.
  • The Capacity Grant Program is designed to help non-profit community-based organizations, incorporated municipalities, and Indigenous Governments and Organizations to build capacity to prevent and remove barriers to inclusion by building a positive image of disability, and enabling persons with disabilities to become fully engaged in their community. More information on the grant, the manual and application can be found here.

The deadline for applications for both programs is Friday, June 2, 2023. A list of recipients that received funding in 2022-23 can be found in the backgrounder below.

Alternate formats of the information available on the department’s website are available upon request by calling toll-free 1-888-729-6279 or emailing Video Relay Service calls are welcome.


“As a government, we remain committed to improving accessibility and inclusion so that all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can participate in, and contribute to, their communities. The Inclusion and Capacity Grants help create long lasting and transformative change that is key to improving the accessibility of the built environment and disability-related accommodations. I encourage all those who are interested to learn more about each of these grant programs and apply today.”
Honourable John G. Abbott
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development
Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities


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2022-2023 Inclusion and Capacity Grant Projects

Inclusion Grant Recipients

Applicant Region Project Description
Kinsmen Club of Gros Morne Humber – Gros Morne Accessible outdoor features – purchase beach wheelchairs, accessible picnic tables and beach mobility mats
Flat Bay Band Inc. St. George’s – Humber Accessible entranceway and community kitchen – improve space in entranceway/ kitchen area and upgraded lighting for wayfinding and navigation
Botwood Seventh Day Adventist Church Exploits Accessible entranceways – upgrade doors width
Corner Brook Stream Development Corporation Corner Brook Part 1: Accessible pathway and accessible play equipment – construct pathway parking lot and playground area; purchase 1 buddy bus for accessibility

Part 2: Accessible benches, direction signs

Little Bay Heritage Centre Baie Verte -Green Bay Accessible ramp, switches, washroom
Perchance Theatre/New World Theatre Inc. Quidi Vidi – St. John’s East Disability supports – sign language interpretation services for plays/events
Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Mount Pearl – Southlands Disability support – ASL interpreting services for events in Nov 2022 and March 2023
St. John’s Rowing Club St. John’s East – Quidi Vidi Accessible dock area – dock renovations to support access to accessible sail boating and rowing
YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador Placentia West – Bellevue Accessible wall mount change bench for washroom for Marystown YMCA
Harbour Main Recreation Committee Harbour Main Accessible entrance and accessible community garden area – install ramp and pathways, accessible seating
St. John’s Elks Lodge #245 St. John’s East – Quidi Vidi Accessible entrance and washrooms – accessibility upgrades to washroom and ramp build
MacMorran Community Centre Windsor Lake Accessible entranceway, lighting, ramp build with lighting for emergency exit

Capacity Grant Recipients

Applicant Region Project Description
Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre Inc. Mount Scio Improving accommodation services in program to ensure access and supports
Saltwater Community Association Bonavista Gift it Custom Gifts – Host craft workshop to hire people with disabilities with meaningful employment in Trinity and Bonavista
Town of St. Lawrence Burin Grand Bank A Playground for All – Laurentian Grounds 2023 – Install accessible playground equipment
Community Action Group for Adults with Developmental Disabilities Inc.

(Broadening Horizons)

Gander Improving Communication – Increasing Awareness and Communications in adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism
Town of North West River Lake Melville Specialized Mats for Beach Accessibility – to create an accessible beach environment by incorporating accessible beach mats, water accessible wheelchairs and signage indicating the change in location
CNIB Newfoundland and Labrador Virginia Waters CNIB Mobile Hub – outreach and education programs to communities across province
Town of Torbay Cape St. Francis Pine Ridge Neighborhood For All – upgrade playground accessibility in subdivision
Harbour Breton Lions Club Fortune Bay – Cape La Hune Harbour Breton Community Inclusion Playground – upgrade lions club playground for accessibility (landscape, equipment)


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