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Grants to Ontario Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations for Existing Projects that Benefit Local Residents

Advance Brampton Fund - Developing Projects Stream


GrantWatch ID# 187521
Agency:

Funding Source
City of Brampton
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Geographic Focus
Canada:Ontario: City of Brampton;

Important Dates
Conference Date: 10/27/22
Deadline: 11/25/22 11:59 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $12,500 to Ontario nonprofit and charitable organizations to support existing projects that benefit local residents in eligible regions. Focus areas include arts and culture, community inclusion, health and recreation, community safety and well-being, and the environment. Eligible programs are those that benefit residents in the City of Brampton.

The Advance Brampton Fund is structured to support non-profit organizations starting up, developing, and amplifying projects. The goal is to encourage grantees 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 Advance Brampton Fund includes the following funding streams:

  • Emerging Projects Stream
  • Developing Projects Stream - To support existing projects taking place in Brampton that align with and advance one of the outlined Term of Council Priorities and has the potential to develop further. These projects must have been executed successfully at least once before in Brampton. 
  • Amplifying Projects Stream 

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 

For more information on these priorities, see: https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/grants/Documents/ABF_Guidelines%202023%20V.2%20FINAL.pdf#page=9



Recipient

Eligibility
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The City considers the following organization types eligible for funding through the Developing Projects Stream:
- A Brampton-based Registered Charity: an organization or foundation that has a valid and subsisting registration as a charitable organization under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and has a registered permanent office address in Brampton as evidenced by the Charity’s Canada Revenue Agency Charity Detail Page and, where applicable, Corporate Information Page or Corporation Profile Report.
- A Brampton-based Incorporated Non-Profit Organization: an organization that is incorporated under the laws of Canada or Ontario as a not-for-profit corporation without share capital, and has a registered permanent office address in Brampton as evidenced by the organization’s Corporate Information Page or Corporation Profile Report.
- An Unincorporated Non-Profit Organization: an unincorporated organization consisting of two or more Brampton residents formed to pursue a purpose that is not for profit. The organization must be governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, provide evidence of their non-profit purpose and activity (i.e. the organization’s by-laws, constitution, terms of reference or charter), and must identify two authorized Board Members over the age of 19 with permanent residential addresses in Brampton, who must execute grant application and the City’s grant agreement both personally and on behalf of the organization.

An additional eligibility requirement is that an applicant organization must carry Commercial General Liability Insurance. See https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/grants/Documents/ABF_Guidelines%202023%20V.2%20FINAL.pdf#page=6

The City considers the following organizations ineligible for funding through the Advance Brampton Fund:
- Resident groups and collectives that do not meet the definition and application requirements for Unincorporated Non-Profit Organizations
- For-profit corporations, organizations, or sole proprietorships
- Individuals
- School boards, schools, classroom projects and extra-curricular activities
- Public libraries
- Organizations that receive their core funding from the City of Brampton
- Organizations with proposed projects that are duplicate of City of Brampton programs and services
- Political organizations and organizations with political affiliations
- Religious groups and faith organizations whose services and activities include the promotion of and/or required adherence to a faith
- Hospitals, clinic-based services or medical treatment programs
- Fundraising associations
- Provincial and national organizations, except where the application is made by a local chapter with a permanent office in Brampton that is listed on the organization’s Corporation Profile Report or Registered Charity Detail Page on the Canada Revenue Agency’s website.
- Organizations that discriminate or seek to limit the legal rights and activities of people
- Organizations that do not have presence, purpose and reputation for delivering activities with community benefit in Brampton

Note: Employees of the City of Brampton, and publicly elected officials and members of their offices, are ineligible to act as an application contact or signing authority for any organization for any grant application.

To see a list of ineligible expenses, see https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/grants/Documents/ABF_Guidelines%202023%20V.2%20FINAL.pdf#page=14

Pre-Proposal Conference
The City of Brampton is pleased to offer Grant Information Sessions to help applicants to the 2023 Advance Brampton Fund learn more about eligibility requirements for their organizations, projects and programs. In these sessions you will also learn more about funding priority areas and receive some helpful hints and tips to completing the Advance Brampton Fund Application. Please click the links below to register for one of the two sessions available. The two sessions will provide the same content so attendance to only one is necessary.

2023 Advance Brampton Fund Grant Information Session 1:
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2023-advance-brampton-fund-grant-information-session-tickets-421432414697
Registration for this session will close at 10:00am on October 12. Those who have registered before the deadline will receive a link to the online meeting no later than 2:00pm on the day of the session. This link will be delivered to the email address provided when registering. Attendance is limited to the first 100 registrants.

2023 Advance Brampton Fund Grant Information Session 2:
Thursday October 27, 2022 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm​: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2023-advance-brampton-grant-information-session-tickets-421473527667
Registration for this session will close at 9:00am on October 27. Those who have registered before the deadline will receive a link to the online meeting no later than 11:00am on the day of the session. This link will be delivered to the email address provided when registering. Attendance is limited to the first 100 registrants.

Pre-Application Information
Applications must be submitted in the online grants portal by 11:59 pm EST on the deadline for applications.

- Annual Call for Applications Open Date: October 3, 2022
- Last Day to Ask Questions of Staff by Email or Phone: November 23, 2022
- Deadline for Applications: November 25, 2022
- Evaluation Period: December 2022 – January 2023
- Notice to Applicants: February 2023

The Developing Projects Stream provides up to $12,500 in matching project funds to a maximum of 50% of eligible expenses.

90% of the total grant awarded will be paid following contract execution. The remaining 10% of approved funding will be released upon receipt of the mandatory Project Close-Out Report to the satisfaction of the Grants Administration Officer.

There is a limit of two (2) applications per organization annually to the Advance Brampton Fund:
Maximum of one (1) application to either the Amplifying or Developing Projects Stream.
Maximum of one (1) application to the Emerging Projects Stream.

The Advance Brampton Fund will only fund a project once in a calendar year. If submitting more than one application as outlined above, both applications must be for unique projects.

For additional relevant links, see URL for Full Text (RFP), below.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$300,000

Estimated Size of Grant
Between $5,000 and $12,500 in matching project funds to a maximum of 50% of project expenses.

Term of Contract
Projects must take place between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.
The Fund is not intended to provide multi-year or long-term funding.

Contact Information
Apply: https://cityofbramptongrants.smapply.ca/

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

Contact:
311
905.874.2000 (outside City limits)
905.874.2130 (Teletypewriter or Text Telephone)

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