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Advance Brampton Fund - Developing Projects Stream

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11/29/21 11:59 PM EST


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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 these funding streams, applicants select which Term of Council Priority their project aligns with. For 2022, The Advance Brampton Fund is accepting applications from eligible non-profit and charitable organizations for projects that take place in Brampton and align with the following priorities:

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

For more information on these priorities, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187521

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $12,500 in matching project funds to a maximum of 50% of eligible expenses.

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022

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

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

To see a list of ineligible expenses, see

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 4, 2021
- Last Day to Ask Questions of Staff by Email or Phone: November 29, 2021
- Deadline for Applications: November 29, 2021
- Evaluation Period: December 2021
- Notice to Applicants: January 2022

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.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Inside city limits: 311
Outside city limits: 905.874.2000

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