Brampton donates nearly $600,000 to support local non-profit organizations

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Published May 6, 2022 at 3:44 pm

The City of Brampton has donated more than half a million dollars to local non-profit organizations and charities so far this year.

With grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, the Advance Brampton Fund has given nearly $600,000 to 64 non-profits in 2022 to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

With Brampton seniors impacted by isolation and a lack of available resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, the city says funds to programs like Indus Community Services have helped support seniors by showcasing their skills through arts, conversation, exercise, education and healthy eating.

Brampton’s Lady Ballers Camp, a not-for-profit that develops girl-centred programs, said the grant funding was instrumental in delivering its programs last year.

The group says funding from the 2022 program will help Lady Ballers Camp deliver an 8-week summer camp and 14-week back-to-school programming to give Black female children and youth living in or at-risk of poverty an opportunity to receive physical exercise, emotional wellness, socialization, and academic support.

The fund has also partnered with Toronto Metropolitan University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education for workshops focused on helping non-profit organizations expand their capacity.

The next round of grant applications will open in fall 2022.

For a full list of 2022 Advance Brampton Fund grantees and to learn more about the program, visit brampton.ca/abf.

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