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City of Brampton commits $150,000 in grant funding to enhance community safety in 2021


BRAMPTON, ON (October 28, 2020) – Brampton City Council has approved the Advance Brampton Fund – 2021 Program Framework, which includes $150,000 in grant funding to support Community Safety and well-being projects led by non-profit and charitable organizations in our community.

Projects approved for Community Safety funding under the Advance Brampton Fund will be required to align with at least one of the four levels of intervention outlined in the Council adopted Community Safety and Well-Being framework. These include:

• Social development – promoting and maintaining community safety and well-being
• Prevention – proactively reducing identified risks
• Risk intervention – mitigating situations of elevated risk
• Incident response – critical and non-critical incident response

Community Safety and Well-being was identified as an emerging need within the Advance Brampton Fund program under the Term of Council priority that Brampton is a Healthy and Safe City.

The 2021 Advance Brampton Fund will open for applications in December 2020, pending Council approval of the 2021 annual operating budget.

Background

The Advance Brampton Fund supports Brampton-based non-profit and charitable organizations starting, developing, and amplifying projects that support Term of Council priorities. Grantees are encouraged, through matching funds, to move towards project sustainability and a strengthened ability to partner, collaborate and lead well-managed and meaningful work within the local non-profit sector and Brampton community.

The 2021 Advance Brampton Fund will include three funding streams: the Emerging Projects Stream, the Developing Projects Stream, and the Amplifying Projects Stream.

For more information on grants and funding opportunities, click here.

Quotes

“Community safety, and contributing to Brampton being a Healthy and Safe City, is paramount to this Council. We are collaborating with the non-profit sector to lead projects that will promote and maintain community safety and well-being through the 2021 Advance Brampton Fund. Our city is a change-maker in safety initiatives, setting a prime example for other municipalities with this new funding.”

- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The new community safety funding in the 2021 Advance Brampton Fund will help us in our work to ensure Brampton is a safe city. This is a call to action for those organizations in our community who can help reduce community safety risks, promote safety and well-being, and provide incident response, to step up and apply for funds to make their projects a reality and make our community an even better place to live.”

- Charmaine Williams, City Councillor, Wards 7 & 8, Chair, Community Safety Advisory Committee, City of Brampton

“The 2021 Advance Brampton Fund has a strong framework and a commitment to community safety. A need for community safety and well-being funding emerged and we have delivered. I encourage non-profit and charitable organization leaders to generate ideas for projects and apply. Together, we can keep our community healthy and safe.”

- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5, Vice-Chair, Economic Development and Culture, City of Brampton

“City staff are committed to providing funding for projects that enhance community safety and well-being, improving quality life for our residents, businesses and other local stakeholders. We are working together across departments to continue moving forward with our community’s safety top of mind.”

- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
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Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
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