Ontario is Improving Community Supports for Seniors in Oxford: Program will help seniors stay active, healthy and safe

WOODSTOCK — For many Ontario seniors on a fixed income, it’s hard to access affordable programs and services that they depend on to stay connected to their community. That is why the government of Ontario is announcing funding for the Seniors Community Grant Program which will invest up to $3 million in grants to non-profit community organizations and municipalities in Oxford and across Ontario.

“We know that the number of seniors citizens in our community is growing steadily every year,” said Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman. “Seniors built this province and our government is committed to helping them live independently in the communities they love.”

Community groups are invited to apply for funding ranging from $1,000 up to $25,000. Larger incorporated organizations can also now access a “one-window” application service through Grants Ontario. This website will be the one-stop-shop for organization seeking a grant from application to approval. The application period starts on May 17 and is open until June 27, 2019.

“This year’s program is also designed to better support the unique needs of seniors living in rural communities,” said Hardeman. “That is why this program will make a positive difference to organizations in Oxford who want to improve services for the seniors in our communities.”

Media inquiries please contact:

Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford
(519) 537-5222