Every year the city supports local nonprofits which run programs and events that make Brampton a more awesome place to live. Applications are now being accepted for grants that can help those nonprofits keep doing what they do.

The Community Grants Program gives Brampton-based non-profits and registered charities financial support to create programming that enriches local arts and culture, creates relevant festivals and events, or other community initiatives.

The application process is officially open and offers funding in four different streams: arts and culture, festivals and events, neighbourhood initiatives, and recreation and active living

The city is hosting information sessions for anyone who is interested in applying for the program. Sessions will be held at local recreation centres throughout Brampton from December 17, 2018, to January 24, 2019.

The city is also hosting workshops to help local nonprofit groups enhance their grant-writing skills and build a successful application. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019 at 4:30 p.m., and you can get more information at www.brampton.ca/communitygrants.