Senior Safety Grant

Senior Safety Grant Program

The Senior Safety Grant aims to improve seniors' health and safety by supporting existing and new seniors’ safety programs throughout Nova Scotia.

This grant program is funded by the departments of Seniors and Justice. It provides up to $20,000 to non-profit, community-based safety programs that provide information, support and guidance to seniors.

Eligible programs promote education and awareness of senior abuse, including financial, emotional and physical, crime prevention, safety, and health. Programs must show financial or in-kind community support, and emphasize better communication between seniors and the police.

New and existing seniors' safety program groups are encouraged to apply.

Senior Safety Grant Recipients 2016-2017 linking to table


Nova Scotia seniors are safer and able to live more comfortably and independently, thanks to the Province's Senior Safety Grant. Fourteen groups across the province are receiving grants this year. Senior Safety Grants support non-profit groups that educate and raise awareness of senior abuse, prevent crime and encourage the overall health and safety of Nova Scotia Seniors.

About the Senior Safety Grant

The Senior Safety Grant is a grant of up to $20,000 a year to help fund a Seniors' Safety Program. Programs typically need more than this to run successfully. Therefore, you must demonstrate community in-cash or in-kind support in your application.

The grant contributes to the enhancement of existing programs and the expansion of programs to areas of Nova Scotia where programs do not currently exist.

Grant money is made available as a joint initiative of the Nova Scotia departments of Seniors and Justice. The grant demonstrates government's commitment to seniors' safety and provides a costeffective approach to crime prevention and community capacity building. The grant also supports the Nova Scotia Elder Abuse and Positive Aging strategies and actions to prevent and reduce crime. Non-profit organizations may reapply each year, when the funding call is open.

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