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Advance Brampton Fund - Developing Projects Stream

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits to Improve
Existing Projects in Eligible Regions

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Brampton

Conf. Date:

12/19/19

Deadline Date:

02/03/20 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of up to $12,500 to Ontario nonprofit organizations and registered charities for improving existing projects in eligible regions. The purpose of funding is for projects to become more standard and consistent. The Funding Source seeks to fund projects that have occurred at least once in Brampton. Projects, programs and events must be publicly accessible and may involve more than one neighborhood or engage people throughout the city of Brampton.

When applying, consider how accessing a grant will improve processes, community access, or the quality of your offering as it begins to grow. This stream is designed to transition your project, program, or event from testing ideas to delivering a well-managed project. It is ideal for organizations who have completed at least one or two projects, and have a consistent team in place to complete this project.

The Developing Projects Stream supports projects that align with and advance one (1) of the following Council Priorities:

  • Brampton is a Mosaic - Celebrating Brampton’s diversity by more effectively engaging and communicating with diverse groups, supporting arts, culture and creative expression, and developing a holistic framework to embed diversity across the city.
  • Brampton is a Healthy and Safe City - Encouraging active and healthy lifestyles, focusing on community safety, improving social wellness and connectedness.
  • Brampton is a Green City - Environmental stewardship (naturalization, tree planting, invasive species removal, litter reduction), and environmental education and outreach.
  • Brampton is a City of Opportunities - Improving livability and prosperity by focusing on local education and employment opportunities, neighborhood services and programs, and job investment strategies.

For more about these priorities, see: https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/grants/Documents/Launch%20of%202020%20Program/2019-11-27_ABF_Developing%20Guidelines_V2.pdf#page=10.

You can learn more about the Council Priorities in general by visiting https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/Council-Priorities/Pages/Welcome.aspx.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187521

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding range: 50% of eligible expenses with a minimum request of $5,000 to a maximum request of $12,500

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between January 20, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This stream is open to Brampton-based organizations with a permanent office address in Brampton who are:
- Registered charities
- Incorporated non-profit organizations
- Unincorporated non-profit organizations, including resident-led and volunteer-led groups

This fund supports projects that have occurred at least once before in Brampton. All granted projects must take place within Brampton.

Ineligible Organizations
- School boards
- Public libraries funded by governments
- Organizations that receive their core funding from the City of Brampton
- Individuals
- For profit business and organizations
- Political organizations and organizations with political affiliations
- Religious groups and faith organizations whose services and activities include the promotion 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
Please note: Employees of the City of Brampton, as well as publicly elected officials and members of their offices, are ineligible to act as a signing authority for any organization for any grant application.

For a list of Ineligible Expenses, see: https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/grants/Documents/Launch%20of%202020%20Program/2019-11-27_ABF_Developing%20Guidelines_V2.pdf#page=7.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Information Sessions:
- Dec 04, 2019 - Drop-in Grant Information Session: Get your Advance Brampton Fund grant questions answered. Drop in from 4pm to 7pm at Cassie Campbell CC.
- Dec 10, 2019 - Drop-in Grant Information Session: Get your Advance Brampton Fund grant questions answered. Drop in from 4pm to 7pm at Chris Gibson Rec Centre.
- Dec 16, 2019 - Drop-in Grant Information Session: Get your Advance Brampton Fund grant questions answered. Drop in from 4pm to 7pm at Gore Meadows CC.
- Dec 19, 2019 - Drop-in Grant Information Session: Get your Advance Brampton Fund grant questions answered. Drop in from 4pm to 7pm at Central Public School.

For a full list of Information Sessions and Workshops, see: https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/grants/Documents/Launch%20of%202020%20Program/2019-11-27_ABF_Handbook_V2.pdf#page=4 or https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/grants/Pages/Welcome.aspx.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline to apply: February 3rd, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST

Important Dates for the 2020 call for applications are as follows:
- Annual call for applications open date - Thursday, November 28, 2019
- Deadline for Applications - Sunday, January 19, 2020 11:59pm EST
- Last Day to Ask Questions of Staff by Email or Phone - Friday, January 31, 2020 12:00pm EST
- Evaluation Period - January - February 2020
- Funding Recommendations Presented to City Council - March 2020
- Notice to Applicants - March 2020

Applications must be submitted using the City’s official online grants portal. If you have an accessibility request, please let the Coordinator, Advance Brampton Fund know as soon as possible.

If you need help applying, visit the contact page at https://www.brampton.ca/EN/Online-Services/Contact-The-City/Pages/Welcome.aspx, or attend one of the information sessions or workshops.

For more information, see: http://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/grants/Pages/Get-Started.aspx.

For Frequently Asked Questions about applying, see: https://help.smapply.io/hc/en-us/articles/115001445354-Completing-an-Application-FAQ

https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/Council-Priorities/Pages/Welcome.aspx

City is a Mosaic: https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/Council-Priorities/Pages/Mosaic.aspx
Healthy & Safe City: https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/Council-Priorities/Pages/Healthy-and-Safe.aspx
Green City: https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/Council-Priorities/Pages/Green.aspx
City of Opportunities: https://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/Council-Priorities/Pages/Opportunities.aspx

Contact Information:

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

To access the Advance Brampton Fund online application platform: https://cityofbramptongrants.smapply.io/

Questions or comments regarding the Advance Brampton Fund may be directed to:
Coordinator, Strategic Projects
Advance Brampton Fund
abf@brampton.ca
905-274-2000 (or dial 311 within City limits)

City of Brampton:

Email: communitygrants@brampton.ca

Phone Numbers:
- 3-1-1 (Within city limits)
- 905.874.2000 (Outside city limits)
- 905.874.2130 (Teletypewriter or Text Telephone)

Hours of Operation: Open during regular business hours, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Mailing Address:
Corporation of the City of Brampton
2 Wellington Street West
Brampton, ON L6Y 4R2

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Brampton

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