City of Brantford Grants 

The City of Brantford Grants Program was established to improve the well-being of the community and its residents, through its support of arts, culture, heritage, recreation, environment, health and human services by providing financial assistance to non-profit community organizations. The funds for the grant program come from the monies received as part of the City's revenue sharing agreement with OLG Casino Brantford. 

The City Grants Program is administered by the BRANT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (BCF). The grants are distributed based on a set of criteria developed by the City in consultation with the BCF. Grant applicants must provide financial statements and demonstrate accountability. Applicants must also show that the money will benefit the community and that most of clientele served are from Brantford. Brantford residents can apply for funds to defray travel costs when they are attending an event as a result of success at the municipal, provincial or federal level.

Grants Available

General Operating Grants

  • General operating grants for charities and non-profit groups
  • maximum $5,000 request
  • application deadlines - end of March, June, September, and December

Travel Grants

  • Travel expense grants for teams and individuals representing the City of Brantford
  • maximum depends on distance
  • application deadlines - end of March, June, September, and December

Start-up and Capital Funding Grants

  • Grants for start-up funding for new organizations/programs and new capital items
  • maximum $10,000 request
  • application deadlines - end of March and September

Emergency Funding Grants

  • Emergency funds for charities and non-profit groups (one time)
  • maximum $20,000 request
  • application deadlines - end of March, June, September, and December, or as needed

Organizational Capacity Building Grants 

  • To assist not-for-profit organizations in the development of an efficient and self-sustainable infrastructure.
  • One-time maximum funding up to $50,000 over 3 consecutive years with a maximum limit of $20,000 per year.
  • Applications for 2017 must be submitted no later than August 31, 2017.

 

BRANT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Grant requests are reviewed by a committee from the Brant Community Foundation (opens in a new window).

Grant application forms with grant criteria are available below and also online (opens in a new window) or by contacting Joanne Lewis at the Brant Community Foundation.

Brant Community Foundation
30 Brant Avenue
Brantford, ON N3T 3G6
Phone: 519-756-2499
Fax: 519-756-2490
Email: info@brantcommunityfoundation.ca

GRANT APPLICATION FORMS

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City Grant - Application Form ($5,000 & $10,000 categories)

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City Grant - Emergency Funding Application Form

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City Grant - Organizational Capacity Building Application Form 

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