Get $275 for recreation programs through ActiveAssist program in Brampton

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Published April 4, 2024 at 4:43 pm

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Residents struggling to make ends meet can still enjoy all the activities and programs Brampton Recreation has to offer through the city’s financial assistance program.

Grants of $275 are being offered to Brampton residents to make recreation programs more accessible by reducing financial barriers.

The money comes from the city’s ActiveAssist program, designed to help low-income individuals and families participate in recreation programs.

And now Brampton residents have even more options on how to spend their ActiveAssist credits now that the city has opened the subsidy up for drop-in programs – credits which can also now be shared by approved family members.

The grant is only open to Brampton residents or families a total combined family income below the Low Income Cut Off. Applications can be made either online through the Brampton Recreation website, in person at any Brampton Recreation Centre or by mail.

Mayor Patrick Brown says changes to the ActiveAssist program will help make sure all residents of Brampton can access recreation activities.

“By expanding ActiveAssist to cover drop-in programs, we are breaking down financial barriers and empowering individuals and families to lead active and healthy lifestyles,” Brown said in a statement, adding a “thank you” to 407 ETR and Capital Power for sponsoring the program.

ActiveAssist launched in 2013 and has helped more than 55,000 individuals and families in Brampton access recreation programs, the city says.

For more information or to apply for ActiveAssist visit www.Brampton.ca.

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