Seniors Community Meal Grant Pilot Program

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PEI organizations may be eligible for provincial funding to assist with the costs to provide meals to seniors. The Seniors Community Meal Grant Pilot Program helps offset food costs to create new community meal programs or increase capacity in existing community meal programs. Meals can be provided at a one-time event or at re-occurring events at no cost to the seniors.   

Successful applicants can receive up to $5,000. The grant can be used to cover of the cost of food, delivery (fuel) expenses, honorarium for cooking/preparation staff and other miscellaneous equipment supplies (i.e. Hairnets, napkins, gloves, disposable cookware). Additionally, other direct expenses related to the project will be considered.

Applications must be submitted by March 22, 2024. All approved projects must complete the event(s) and submit a final report by June 30, 2024. They may be asked to submit records of expenditures during or after the project.

How do I find out where community meals are being held?

A list of community meal locations has been created to make it easier for seniors to find a community meal in their area. 
For any questions or to register, seniors are encouraged to contact the organization hosting the meal directly. 

Who is eligible?

Registered charities and incorporated organizations or unregistered charities that partner with an organization/business may be eligible. Meals must be prepared in a food premises with a valid food permit.  

What do I need to complete my online application?

You will be asked to provide:

  • Organization name and contact details
  • Partner organization name and contact details (if applicable). You must have an official agreement in place prior to applying.
  • Business number or charity registration number
  • Project information including:
    • Title
    • Start and end date
    • Description of the project (including meals being offered)
    • Food Premise name and license number of the facility preparing and hosting meals
    • Plan to promote the event
  • Budget information
    • The amount of funding being requested
    • Supports from other sources/organizations
    • How much the project will cost
    • A breakdown on how you expect to spend the money for this project 

How do I apply?

Click the blue button below to apply. If you would prefer to complete a written application please reach out to seniors@gov.pe.ca or 902-218-7468 for a written application. 

How long will it take for my application to be processed?

It will take 2-4 weeks to process applications after the closing date.

Who can I contact for more information?

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact seniors@gov.pe.ca or 902-218-7468 if they have any further questions about this funding opportunity. 
 

Développement social et Aînés

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Ministère du Développement social et des Aînés
Immeuble Jones, 2e étage
11, rue Kent
C.P. 2000
Charlottetown (Î.-P.-É.) C1A 7N8

Téléphone : 902-620-3777
Sans frais : 1-866-594-3777
Télécopieur : 902-894-0242

DeptSDS@gov.pe.ca