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City of Brampton announces grants to charities and non-profit organizations through Advance Brampton Fund


​BRAMPTON, ON (April 6, 2021) – As part of the 2021 Advance Brampton Fund (ABF), the City of Brampton is allocating grants to support 42 Brampton based, non-profit and charitable organizations.

A list of recipients can found on the City's website.

Council approved the program framework for the ABF in October 2020 for projects in three streams – Emerging, Developing and Amplifying. The deadline for the Developing and Amplifying Project streams was February 3, 2021.

New this year is the Emerging Projects stream, which supports new and emerging projects in Brampton and accepts applications on a quarterly basis. The second call for applications is now open. The Emerging Projects stream provides matching funding to Brampton based charities and non-profit organizations up to $5,000. The deadline to apply for this grant is April 30, 2021. For program guidelines, visit www.brampton.ca/ABF.

One of the City of Brampton’s Term of Council Priorities is contributing towards a Healthy and Safe City. As community safety and well-being was identified as an emerging need within the ABF program, the City of Brampton has funded organizations that support community safety and well-being projects in the community.

One of the 2021 grants provided through the ABF Amplifying stream for community safety was to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel for its mentoring programs. Mentoring programs foster positive youth development, community engagement, recreation opportunities and leadership development with Brampton youth.

The organization received $25,000 to fund four Brampton group mentoring programs; two teen mentoring group programs; one ‘Bigs on Campus’ Group Mentoring Program at Sheridan College; and, launch of a Black Youth Mentoring Program, also at Sheridan College.

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“The City of Brampton recognizes the unique and valuable role charities and non-profit organizations can play in offering programs that meet community needs, complement City services and contribute to advancing the 2018-2022 Term of Council Priorities. We’re proud to continue this investment in Brampton through the Advance Brampton Fund.”

- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“From supporting festivals and events, to local non-profit organizations delivering health and wellness programs to our youth and seniors, the City of Brampton is committed to support initiatives that build our city and drive us towards our 2040 Vision. We are grateful to our ABF recipients and the meaningful work they do to support our community.”

- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Vice-Chair, Corporate Services, City of Brampton

“With the opportunity for emerging stream projects to apply quarterly, I encourage all charitable and non-profit organizations to apply this month in April. Your organizations provide programs that build the Brampton community and make a positive difference in residents’ quality life.”

- Harkirat Singh, City Councillor, Wards 9 & 10; Chair, Corporate Services, City of Brampton

“The Advance Brampton Fund enables the City of Brampton to partner with charitable and non-profit organizations in the community to deliver programs that benefit residents and align with Term of Council Priorities and support the Brampton 2040 Vision Plan. Our team is committed to supporting the important work these groups do to enhance the lives of so many in our community.”

- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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