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For Immediate Release:
August 29, 2011

Community Investment Fund Accepting Applications
2012 applications for one year Renewable Project Funding now available

BRAMPTON, ON. (August 29, 2011) –The Region of Peel is now accepting applications for 2012 Renewable Project Funding for programs or new models of service delivery that respond to emergent needs and Regional priorities. This funding is geared to human service non-profit organizations for specific, short term projects that will assist Peel in addressing at least one of the priorities outlined below. 
The Community Investment Strategy priorities are:

Resilient people

  • Supporting seniors to be healthy and live independently
  • Supporting individuals with disabilities
  • Supporting people who are vulnerable and susceptible to abuse, especially women and children
  • Supporting people affected by mental health issues

Strong families

  • Supporting newcomers and immigrants to fully integrate into community life
  • Assisting families and children to have a high quality of life
  • Empowering children and youth to reach their full potential

Vibrant neighbourhoods and communities

  • Reducing poverty, eliminating hunger, and ensuring people have access to affordable housing
  • Strengthening neighbourhood development efforts so that people can become involved and engaged in their community

The deadline for applications is Monday, September 12, 2011 at noon (12:00 p.m. EST).
Community groups and agencies already sponsored by an established social service agency may be considered. Proposed programs should assist in the shift of community trends around the priorities outlined in the joint Community Investment Strategy shared with United Way of Peel Region. 
Additional information is available at www.peelregion.ca/social-services/comm-progs-find.htm#fundcat  or by contacting Sandra Solonik, Advisor, Community Investment at 905-791-7800, ext. 4935 or e-mail



Sandra Solonik
Community Investment Advisor
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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