Capacity Building

Northern Development offers a range of capacity building 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.

BC Hydro GO Fund

Capacity Building

Economic Development Capacity Building

Capacity Building

Northern Development provides economic development capacity building funding annually to boost economic development capacity in municipalities and regional districts throughout central and northern British Columbia.

Fabulous Festivals and Events

Capacity Building

Northern Development Initiative Trust provides funding annually to support festival and event hosting capacity across Northern B.C. each year. The program is designed to support the sustainability and expansion of unique festivals and events that generate revenue, attract tourism and contribute to the quality of life throughout the region.

Grant Writing Support

Capacity Building

The Grant Writing Support program provides up to $8,000 in rebate funding each year to support the employment of a locally based grant writer. The funding is provided to local governments and First Nations bands in the Trust’s service region.

Governance Essentials Scholarship

Capacity Building

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.