Seniors Community Grant Program Applications Now Open

Community organizations can apply for funding to benefit Ontarians aged 55+

MISSISSAUGA — Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga—Lakeshore, is pleased to inform you that applications are now being accepted for the 2024-25 Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program. This program supports local, not-for-profit community groups and organizations to deliver programs and learning opportunities for Ontarians aged 55+.

Every year, the Ontario government provides hundreds of Seniors Community Grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 – funding that allows community groups across the province to offer a wide variety of activities to live independently, ensure their safety and security, connect them to their community, avoid isolation and help them achieve greater financial security and social connections.

“Our government is keeping seniors safe, active and socially connected,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “That’s why we’re proud to support the Seniors Community Grant Program, which gives so many people the opportunity to learn new skills, socialize and take part in community life.”

“Seniors Community Grants are a great way for seniors to stay active and connected to our community” said Cuzzetto. “I strongly encourage all local, not-for-profit organizations that are interested in seniors programming to apply!”

Activities and services supported by the program include:

  • fitness and nutrition classes to keep adults aged 55+ active, healthy, and socially connected to their communities
  • opportunities for community engagement to reduce social isolation and increase volunteerism
  • increasing access to information and supports for health prevention and promotion

In 2023-24, approximately $6.0M in funding was distributed across over 280 Seniors Community Grants.  


  • The Seniors Community Grant Program is dedicated to promoting health, community engagement and wellbeing for Ontarians aged 55+
  • Applications are open now and will be accepted until 5:00 pm on March 28, 2024
  • Seniors are Ontario’s fastest growing demographic
  • Eligible organizations must apply for a Seniors Community Grant through Transfer Payment Ontario