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Grants and Loans to Northern and Central British Columbia
Nonprofits and Agencies to Develop Community Facilities

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Foundation / Corporation

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Northern Development Initiative Trust

Deadline Date:

10/31/19 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants and loans to Central and Northern British Columbia nonprofit organizations, local governments, and First Nations bands to expand, develop and improve recreational facilities and community halls. Applicants should contact funding source staff to discuss their project. The goal of this program is to increase the number of events held annually in the community, contributing to hospitality, tourism and service sector revenues in the local economy.

The program supports the sustainability and expansion of local community infrastructure to host events which increase tourism revenues and community quality of life for residents. The program also helps rural areas access funding for community assets that would not usually have an opportunity to apply for a larger economic development infrastructure project.

Eligible Costs:
- Capital expenditures
- Direct third party project labour costs
- Incremental third-party project management
- Contractor fees
- Rental of tools and equipment for construction work
- Wages for direct project labour
- In-kind (volunteer) labor contributions and/or monetized donations (donated materials, equipment, or services from third-parties) may be considered.

For additional information regarding in-kind and monetized donations, please see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172522

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants provide up to $30,000 in grant funding to a maximum of 70% of the eligible project budget.

- Additional funding may be available in the form of a loan.
- Prior to applying for additional funding for the same facility, previous projects must be completed and funding disbursed by Northern Development. In the Northwest and Cariboo-Chilcotin/Lillooet regions, applications seeking additional funding for a previously funded facility are limited to a maximum $15,000 grant.

Northeast Region:

Grants provide up to $50,000 in grant funding to a maximum of 70% of the eligible project budget (additional funding may be available in the form of a loan).

- Applicants must submit projects with a point score of at least 60 on the assessment tool in order to be considered for the increased funding allotment.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
- Local Governments
- Registered First Nations bands
- Registered nonprofit organizations

Ineligible Costs:
- Costs incurred (work started and/or deposits paid) prior to signing an agreement with Northern Development
- Purchases of construction equipment or tools
- MERCs (CPP, EI, vacation pay, WCB) and other benefits
- Operational costs and administrative staff wages
- Purchases of construction equipment or tools
- Renovations to spaces that are not available for public use in social infrastructure facilities (for example, daycare facilities, seniors’ centers, child development centers, friendship centers, etc.)

Pre-Application Information:

Northern Development approves Economic Diversification Infrastructure projects on a quarterly basis.

- Summer 2019 Quarterly Intake Deadline: August 9 2019 @ 4:30 pm
- Fall 2019 Quarterly Intake Deadline: October 31 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Please contact Northern Development staff to discuss your project in further detail.

Completed application forms with all supplementary materials should be provided electronically to Northern Development by email.

Community Funding Intake Deadlines:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications by email:

Northern Development Initiative Trust
301-1268 Fifth Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 3L2


Grant Coverage Areas:

Central and Northern British Columbia

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia