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Media Release: Council approves 2017 Community Grant recipients

Wednesday, Feb 22 2017
​BRAMPTON, ON: Today Brampton City Council approved more than $916,858 through the 2017 Community Grant Program. This includes $509,780 in cash awards and $407,078 of in-kind grants provided to community groups and volunteer-based organizations, as a result of applications submitted to the program. 61 applications in total were approved for grants this year.

These figures do not include the Minor Community Donations Grant, the process for applications that opened in January and will remain open until funds are depleted.

2017 Community Grant Program background:
Municipal funding for the Community Grant program was open to Brampton’s not-for-profit arts and culture organizations, community groups and associations, sports clubs and leagues, and volunteer based organizations or groups, under four funding streams: Arts and Culture; Sports; Parks and Recreation; and Festivals and Celebration Events.

The Community Grant Program supports Council’s commitment to increase transparency and accountability in all City operations. It is in line with the strategic goals of the City and recognizes that through this grant program, the City is supporting projects that create a positive energy and increase cultural vibrancy. This vibrancy helps define the city, builds civic pride and community attachment, and fosters a unique identity for Brampton.

For more information about the 2017 Community Grant Program, please visit www.brampton.ca

About Brampton: The ninth-largest city in Canada, Brampton celebrates a diverse population that represents people from 209 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak 89 different languages. Brampton residents and visitors have access to state-of-the-art recreation facilities and one of the fastest-growing transit systems in Canada. Opened in 2007, Brampton Civic Hospital is part of the William Osler Health System, which is one of the largest community hospitals in Canada. For more information, visit www.brampton.ca or follow @CityBrampton on Twitter.

Natalie Stogdill
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
905.874.3654 |  natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca