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Recreation Programming Supports Families and Communities

 

November 14, 2013

 

Recreation Programming Supports Families and Communities

 

Applications for Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program Available Online

 

The Provincial Government is encouraging committees and organizations throughout the province to apply to the Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program. Applications are now available online.

 

“Since 2009, this program has been supporting community organizations in their effort to provide a variety of engaging recreational programming to our senior residents. The main goal of this program is to provide opportunities for older residents to become more physically active and, just as importantly, to become more involved in community recreational activities, ultimately improving their overall well-being.”

– The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation

 

The deadline to submit an application is December 23, 2013. The Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program is delivered in collaboration with the Department of Health and Community Services.

 

It is our government’s vision to build age-friendly communities where residents of all ages can live energetic and healthy lives. This initiative supports that vision by providing community organizations with an important opportunity to engage older adults and encourage them to participate in social and recreational activities in their communities.”

– The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services and Minister Responsible for Aging and Seniors

 

For more information and to receive an application, visit:www.tcr.gov.nl.ca/tcr/sports/seniors_community_recreation_grant_program_2013_2014.pdf

 

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to supporting important social programs, strong communities and the health and well-being of children, families and seniors.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • The Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program is application-based and provides up to $2,000 to assist in the delivery of new or existing recreational programming and services.
  • Since 2009, over $755,000 has been invested in the Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program.
  • Since the launch of Active, Healthy Newfoundland and Labrador: A Recreation and Sport Strategy for Newfoundland and Labrador, approximately $172 million has been committed to recreational and sport infrastructure, programming, and athlete development throughout the province.