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City of Brampton opens grant applications to help support tourism and local events


​BRAMPTON, ON (November 25, 2021) – Starting today, the City of Brampton is accepting applications for two community grant opportunities, one to support local festivals and events and the other for sport tourism initiatives. These investments will help support the local community and economy in its recovery from COVID-19.

Sport Tourism Hosting Program
Sport tourism events play an important role in city building, generating a positive impact on the local economy, community development and civic pride. The Sport Tourism Hosting Program (STHP) provides financial support of up to $50,000 per event to local sport tourism events hosted in Brampton that increase tourist visitation and economic prosperity.

To be eligible to apply, events organizations must be incorporated not-for-profit organizations, events must be hosted in Brampton during the 2022 calendar year, and organizations can apply for a maximum of two sport tourism events per year. Applications are being accepted until January 7, 2022.

Marquee Festivals and Events Fund
The Marquee Festivals and Events Fund (MFE) provides financial support to Brampton’s well-established festivals and events that prioritize collaboration, the goals and actions of the Culture Master Plan and contribute to building Brampton’s identity by aligning with Council priorities.

Eligible applicants may receive funding of up to a maximum of $60,000 only once during the calendar year. Applications for events taking place in 2022 are being accepted until January 7, 2022.

Interested in applying?
For eligibility and application information for both the Sport Tourism Hosting Program and Marquee Festivals and Events Fund, visit brampton.ca/communitygrants

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“As we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important that we support the events that celebrate Brampton’s Mosaic and bring us together. Brampton is a City of Opportunities, and I look forward to these in-person events taking place again next year to celebrate our community and what makes it so special.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“I’m pleased to see another round of applications open for the Sport Tourism Hosting Program and Marquee Festivals and Events Fund. Brampton is proud to support events through these funding streams as they help to strengthen our community, celebrate our culture and provide economic prosperity to the city.”
- Harkirat Singh, City Councillor, Wards 9 & 10; Chair, Corporate Services, City of Brampton

“The City of Brampton is dedicated to the ongoing support and promotion of events that support tourism, economic growth and social vibrancy. Brampton is a City of Opportunities and these funding streams illustrate our commitment to the community and our collective COVID-19 recovery.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton





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