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Advance Brampton Fund

The City of Brampton recognizes the unique and valuable role that the non-profit sector plays in delivering projects that meet community needs and complement City services. The Advance Brampton Fund is a community granting program that supports non-profit sector development and provides municipal funding to eligible Brampton-based non-profit or charitable organizations for strong project proposals that align with the following priority areas:

  • Brampton is a Mosaic
  • Brampton is a Healthy and Safe City
  • Brampton is a Green City

Brampton Non-Profit & Charitable Sector Development Learning Series

The Advance Brampton Fund in partnership with The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Toronto Metropolitan University is presenting a limited online seminar series to support the development and growth of the non-profit and charitable sectors in Brampton.
The 2023 program year will offer 8 seminars covering topics that range from fundraising to governance to strategic planning. All of these sessions will be delivered virtually. Links to sessions will be emailed to participants the morning of the session. Sessions are offered only once. Register now because attendance is limited to 30 participants and spaces will fill up fast. 

Available Funding Streams 

The 2023 Advance Brampton Fund offers three funding streams:

Developing - CLOSED

Funding to be allocated:  $300,000

Eligible Organizations:  Registered Charities and Incorporated Non-Profits

Maximum Available Grant:  Between $5,001 and $12,500 in matching project funds to a maximum of 50% of project expenses.

Application Intake:  Annually; Open: October 3rd, 2022 | Deadline: November 25th, 2022 | Announcements: January 2023

Project Types:  This stream of funding is designed to support a program that has been run successfully at least once in Brampton. Funding is provided to help develop the project’s work, audience, impact and/or reach.

Amplifying - CLOSED​

Funding to be allocated:  $300,000

Eligible Organizations:  Registered Charities, Incorporated Non-Profits

Maximum Available Grant:  Between $12,501 and $25,000 in matching project funds to a maximum of 50% of project expenses

Application Intake:  Annually; Open: October 3rd, 2022 | Close: November 25th, 2022 | Announcements: January 2023

Project Types:  This stream of funding is designed to support a program that has been run at least twice before in Brampton. Funding is provided to help amplify the project’s work, audience, impact and/or reach.

Emerging: Opens Spring 2023*

*Pending Council Approval of the 2023 City of Brampton Municipal Operating Budget

All Streams 

  • Only one application is accepted to either the Developing or Amplifying stream. Applicants can not apply to both Developing and Amplifying or submit multiple applications to either stream of funding.

  • All applicant organizations must carry $2,000,000 in Commercial General Liability Insurance from the time the application is submitted until the end of the project duration as outlined within the application.

  • All projects must take place between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023

  • Please consult the 2023 Advance Brampton Fund Guidelines before submitting an application to the Advance Brampton Fund

2023 Advance Brampton Fund Guidelines  

Before starting or submitting an application to the Advance Brampton Fund please consult the 2023 Advance Brampton Fund Guidelines which outline all of the eligibility criteria and necessary supporting documentation. Applicants are responsible for ensuring they have provided all of the documentation needed to support their application at the time of submission.

Applications

​How to Access Applications:

  1. Click on the 'APPLY NOW' button above.
  2. Use your Advance Brampton Fund Grants Portal login information or create a user account using the 'Login' and 'Register' buttons in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Once logged your "My Applications" screen will show.​ This screen shows previously submitted applications and any open or unfinished applications returning users have to complete. It will also include any 2021 Close Out Reports that are still pending.
  4. Click 'Programs' in the top right corner of the screen.
  5. This screen shows all of the open granting streams. Select the one you wish to apply to (2023 Developing or 2023 Amplifying) and click 'Start'. At this time the application will launch.

Term of Council Priorities 

Within each of the above funding streams applicants must select a Term of Council Priority Area with which their project aligns. In 2023 the Term of Council Priority Areas the Advance Brampton Fund seeks to impact are:

  • Brampton is a Mosaic

  • Brampton is a Healthy and Safe City

  • Brampton is a Green City

Administration of the Advance Brampton Fund further supports the Term of Council Priorities of: 

  • Brampton is a Well-Run City: Through the transparent and accountable management of municipal funding; and

  • ​Brampton is a City of Opportunities: Through the provision of non-profit sector support, training and capacity building opportunities offered throughout the year.

Other Important Links and Information

​City of Brampton Culture Master Plan

City of Brampton Age Friendly Strategy and Action Plan

City of Brampton Grow Green Environmental Master Plan

City of Brampton Active Transportation Master Plan

Region of Peel Neighbourhood Information Tool

Region of Peel Community Safety and Well-Being Plan​

Access to the 2022 ABF Guidelines is provided, below, in order to aid organization's in completing close out reports. In order to understand 2023 granting criteria, eligibility and applications please view the 2023 Advance Brampton Fund Guidelines, available above.

Training and Development Resources

Click here to view and save the 2023 Advance Brampton Fund Information Sessions Slides on eligibility for the Developing and Amplifying Streams​

Click here to view and save the 2023 Advance Brampton Fund Information Session slides on grant writing strategy and answering application questions for the Developing and Amplifying Streams

Have a question about the Advance Brampton Fund or need support? Email program staff at abf@brampton.ca

Current Advance Brampton Fund Recipients

Past Advance Brampton Fund Recipients

2020 Advance Brampton Fund Recipients​

2021 Advance Brampton Fund Recipients​