Children, Seniors and Social Development
October 10, 2019 

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.

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.

Support for the Inclusion Grants Funding Program continued in Budget 2019 with an allocation of $75,000. Since the program began, the Provincial Government has helped more than 74 organizations improve accessibility and inclusion. The program will remain open until funding is expended.

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

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“Inclusion must be an integral part of our planning and decision-making so that everyone can have equitable access to programs, services and opportunities. The Provincial Government is pleased to support initiatives that remove and prevent barriers to community participation. I encourage community organizations to consider applying to the Inclusion Grants Funding Program for assistance to help make their events and facilities accessible to all who wish to participate.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development
Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities

"Full inclusion is only possible when everyone has access. The Inclusion Grants Program assists non-profits as they strive toward better access to facilities and events. This program continues to be an important resource toward inclusion of persons with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador."
Nancy Reid
Acting Executive Director, Coalition of Persons with Disabilities - Newfoundland and Labrador

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

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

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