Northern Development offers a range of funding programs suited to a diverse set of economic development priorities in central and northern British Columbia. Please review our programs and get in touch with us if you have any questions or need any assistance in determining which program is best suited to your needs.
For a summary of all Northern Development programs, please click on the funding program matrix below. This matrix shows all of Northern Development’s programs, eligible applicants, funding levels, leveraging and intake cycles in a single page, at-a-glance format.
Northern Development can guarantee 25% up to $1 million of approved supply chain financing .Supply chain financing includes both financing of purchase orders (accounts payables) and of invoices to customers (accounts receivables) to retain more working capital in the company.
Northern Development can guarantee up to $1 million or 25% of an approved loan, significantly increasing the amount of capital available to manufacturing related businesses wishing to pursue growth projects in central and northern B.C.
Northern Development provides the manufacturing and resource sector supply chain with 50% rebates for management consulting expertise to expand operations and improve profitability.
Northern Development offers an incentive program that can be offered by municipalities to encourage new development and redevelopment within central and northern B.C. communities.
Northern Development provides grant and loan funding for municipalities, regional districts, First Nations bands, and registered non-profit organizations to support the construction of infrastructure throughout the region that directly diversifies the economy.
Northern Development provides grant and loan funding to improve the sustainability and event hosting capacity of facilities that generate revenues for non-profits and the tourism sector.
Northern Development provides grant funding for feasibility studies that inform major infrastructure projects and capital investment in the region to increase revenues generated from outside central and northern B.C.
The Business Façade Improvement program provides annual funding to municipalities and regional districts to enhance economic development by encouraging private sector investment in businesses façade improvements.
Northern Development provides annual incremental funding to municipalities and regional districts to increase economic development capacity in rural communities.
Northern Development provides grant funding for up to fifty-four communities each year to support the hiring of a grant writer to respond to community priorities and non-profit requests, and dramatically increase the success communities have in applying for grants from community funding sources.
Northern Development provides grant funding to support development of marketing assets that will attract new investment and increase revenues to the region from outside of central and northern B.C.
The Community Foundation Matching Grants program provides all municipalities or regional district electoral areas with up to $50,000 from a regional development account in matched funding to assist with establishment of a dedicated endowment within a registered community foundation over a two year period.
Northern Development provides a scholarship for directors of non-profit organizations to support the participation of board members and executive directors who would not be able to participate in the Institute of Corporate Directors' Governance Essentials program due to financial considerations.