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Media Release

Thursday, Nov 30 2017
​BRAMPTON, ON – The application process for municipal funding through the 2018 Community Grant Program is now open. Brampton-based not-for-profit organizations and registered charities who fall under the program’s funding streams are invited to apply.

The priority of the Community Grant Program is to support community activities that focus on celebrating Brampton’s diverse communities while encouraging engagement and connections with an end goal of heightening civic pride.

Funding streams and amounts
Festivals & Sporting Events
o New Festivals - 50% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $12,500
o Established Festivals - 50% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $65,000
o Sporting Events - 50% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $65,000
Arts & Culture Capacity Building
o 50% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $12,500
Recreation Capacity Building
o 50% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $12,500
Neighbourhood Initiatives*
o Up to $1,000 in matching funds

New this year
2018 will have two intake (application) periods to apply for this funding. The second intake is dependent on remaining available funding following intake period one. Budget-approved annual funds available through this program are $967,300.

Key dates
• November 2017 – application phase one opens
• January 15, 2018 – application phase one closes
• Late February 2018 – recommendations for funding to Council
• March 5, 2018 – application phase two opens (dependent on available funding)
• March 30, 2018 – application phase two closes
• Late April 2018 – recommendations for funding to Council

*The Neighbourhood Initiatives Stream application window opens January 2, 2018. Applications will be reviewed at the end of each month to the end of the calendar year or until all funds have been awarded.

Applicants are encouraged meet with the Community Grant Advisor through an appointment process, to insure full understanding of criteria and the opportunity. Appointments may be arranged via email to

Documentation is available on the City’s website

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Natalie Stogdill
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
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