Local non-profits and charities can get $25,000 funding boost through Advance Brampton Fund
Published October 3, 2023 at 11:44 am
Local non-profit organizations and charities in Brampton can get up to $25,000 in funding from the city to help take their projects to the next level.
Applications opened on Monday (Oct. 2) for the 2024 Advance Brampton Fund, the city’s annual community grant program that supports new and established charities and non-profits.
There are three funding streams available for different types of organizations, ranging from a $5,000 grant for new and small projects up to $25,000 for those with “well-developed projects and a successful operation history.”
The fund has been around since 2020, but the city has made changes to the application process this year by removing the requirements for organizations to match grant funding, making the program “more accessible for new and small organizations,” the city said in a release.
Here is a breakdown of the three different funding streams available through the 2024 Advance Brampton Fund:
- New and Small Project Stream: Previously called the “Emerging” category, this stream offers support for new projects and smaller initiatives, providing essential grants up to $5,000 in funding.
- Developing Project Stream: This stream supports projects that have demonstrated early success in Brampton, matching project funds of up to $12,500 to help grow a project’s reach, audience engagement and overall impact.
- Amplifying Project Stream: This fund supports organizations with well-developed projects and a successful operation history in Brampton and offers matching project funds of up to $25,000 to elevate the project’s reach, audience engagement, and overall impact.
The Advance Brampton Fund has provided some $3 million in grants to Brampton’s non-profit and charitable sector, supporting over 282 projects including arts presentations and performances, youth summer camps, recreational programming, job and skills-based training, and programs designed to improve mental health.