Children, Seniors and Social Development
May 24, 2018

Inclusion Grants Funding Program Now Open for Applications

The Provincial Government is inviting applications for the Inclusion Grants Funding Program, which helps community organizations create more accessible and inclusive facilities and events. Budget 2018 included $75,000 for these grants.

The Inclusion Grants Funding Program provides funding to eligible, non-profit, community-based organizations towards the cost of improving accessibility of their facilities such as the installation of ramps, automatic doors or visual alarms. It also provides funding to improve inclusion for events and meetings through disability-related accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or captioning.

Since the program began, the Provincial Government has helped more than 71 organizations improve accessibility and inclusion. The program will remain open until funding is expended.

For For more information on the Inclusion Grants Funding Program, visit www.cssd.gov.nl.ca/disabilities/index.html or phone 709-729-6048, text 709-725-4463, toll-free 1-888-729-6279, TTY 1-709-729-5000 or toll-free TTY 1-888-729-5440. Information and applications are available in alternate formats.

This initiative delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

Quotes
“The Provincial Government supports the full inclusion of all individuals in our society. The Inclusion Grants Funding Program provides community organizations throughout the province with the ability to ensure everyone has equitable access to participate in community events and engagement opportunities. Our society truly benefits when all residents are able to contribute to their communities.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities

"The Inclusion Grants Program has been a very important initiative for the province. It supports access to the built environment and provides disability-related supports that enable increased citizenship of people with disabilities."
Emily Christy
Executive Director, Coalition of Persons with Disabilities - Newfoundland and Labrador

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Inclusion Grants Funding Program

The Way Forward

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Media contacts
Gina MacArthur
Children, Seniors and Social Development
709-729-3768, 730-2977
GinaMacArthur@gov.nl.ca

Emily Christy
Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador
709-722-7011
ed@codnl.ca

2018 05 24                              2:30 p.m.