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For Immediate Release:
April 12, 2010

Community Investment Funding Applications Now Accepted Until June 1

BRAMPTON, ON. (Apr. 9, 2010) – Non-profit, charitable organizations in Peel that provide social programs and services can now apply to the Region of Peel for 2011 Renewable Project Fund and 2011-2013 Multi-year Operating Fund under the Community Investment Fund. A request for submissions is now open until June 1, 2010 at 12:00 noon.

The 2011 Renewable Project Funding is geared towards helping agencies and organizations with specific, short-term projects or with a new program or model of service delivery that responds to emergent, high priority community needs in Peel. Awarded on an annual basis, specific programs may be funded for a second and third year, subject to a successful year-end program evaluation, risk assessment and clear demonstration of program enhancement during the previous year of funding. Priority will be given to year one applications before renewing year two and three applications.

The 2011-2013 Multi-year Operating Funding is intended to support established Peel agencies and organizations that have been incorporated as a not-for-profit and have successfully provided services in Peel for a minimum of five years. Program delivery must support the communities’ priority of resilient people, strong families and vibrant neighbourhoods as outlined in the Community Investment Strategy. Funding is available to assist with general operating expenses including administrative costs or core program expenses.

For more information or to download an application, visit www.peelregion.ca/social-services/comm-progs-find.htm.

The Human Services department administers the Region’s Community Investment Fund. This funding has been available to many non-profit social service agencies and agricultural organizations throughout Peel since 1974.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit www.peelregion.ca.



Sandra Solonik
Acting Manager Community Services & Special Projects
Human Services
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4935

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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