NL Government: Capacity Grant Program Now Open for Applications
March 11, 2020
The Provincial Government is inviting applications for the Capacity Grant Program, which helps non-profit community-based organizations and incorporated municipalities including Indigenous Governments and Organizations prevent and remove barriers to inclusion. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 17.
The Capacity Grants Program is designed to support actions that enable persons with disabilities to become fully engaged in their community and increase independence.
Applications are invited for grants of up to $50,000 for projects that will:
- Build a positive image of disability;
- Engage persons with disabilities in decision-making;
- Increase access to disability-related supports;
- Deliver services with dignity, fairness and support, and/or
- Increase accessibility in the built environment.
Funds will be awarded based on merit and availability. Priority will be given to applications that support the work of the Provincial Government in the development of new accessibility legislation.
More information on the Capacity Grant Program, including the application form, can be found here. Information is also available by calling toll-free 1-888-729-6279, or texting 709-725-4463. Video Relay Service is also available. Information and applications are available in alternate formats.
“The enduring legacy of these grants will be removing barriers for people with disabilities. I look forward to receiving the applications as I know they will include innovative and creative ideas for improving accessibility in our province.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities
“The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities Newfoundland and Labrador has used the Capacity Grants Program to fund project specific work. For example, in 2019, it enabled us to work with Elections NL toward inclusive service training to support persons with disabilities. This program provides important funding that helps our organization address social issues and navigate toward positive change.”
Acting Executive Director, Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador
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Capacity Grants Program
Children, Seniors and Social Development
Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador