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Advance Brampton Fund - Amplifying Projects Stream

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits and Registered Charities to
Enhance Community Benefit 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 $25,000 to Ontario nonprofit organizations and registered charities to enhance existing programs, projects, and events that benefit the community in eligible regions. The Funding Source seeks to fund projects that have already taken place at least twice, have been well managed, and are ready to grow to a new level of complexity or size. It is ideal for organizations who have completed many projects, have stable project teams, have consistent project outcomes and can clearly articulate what the next step will be to amplify their project. Projects, programs and events must be publicly accessible and may involve more than one neighborhood or engage people city-wide. All granted projects must take place within Brampton.

This stream is designed to support non-profit organizations with a project undergoing significant growth. Your organization can apply even if it has never received funding before, as long as the project you are applying with has occurred at least twice in Brampton in the last five (5) years and aligns with and advances 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_Amplifying%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#: 187522

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Up to 50% of Eligible Project Expenses
- Minimum request of $12,500
- Maximum request of $25,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This stream is open to Brampton-based organizations with a permanent office address in
Brampton which are:
- Registered charities
- Incorporated non-profit organizations

This fund supports projects that have occurred at least twice before in Brampton within the past five (5) years.

Ineligible Organizations:
- Unincorporated non-profit organizations, including resident-led and volunteer-led groups
- 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 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
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_Amplifying%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 31, 2020 11:59pm EST
- Last Day to Ask Questions of Staff by Email or Phone - Friday, January 17, 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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