BC Hydro GO Fund

Site C Project Supporting Peace Region Community Non-Profits to Generate Opportunities.

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Program Overview

The BC Hydro GO Fund is providing support to Peace Region Community Non-Profits to Generate Opportunities. The BC Hydro GO Fund is a program administered by Northern Development Initiative Trust (Northern Development) on behalf of BC Hydro. The Fund will provide $800,000 over eight years to community non-profit organizations in the Peace Region during construction of the Site C Clean Energy Project. Non-profit organizations supporting children, families and seniors will be eligible to apply for individual grants up to $10,000 per year.

Program Purpose

The BC Hydro GO Fund will provide funding of $100,000 per year for the eight years of Site C project construction. The purpose of the program is to support vulnerable populations through financial grants to local non-profit organizations that provide services to children, families and seniors. The GO Fund is targeted to support non-profit organizations serving the communities of Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope, Taylor, Chetwynd, and residents of Peace River Regional District (Electoral Areas B, C and E). Funding decisions will be made by a regional committee with appointees from the communities and rural areas that the Fund is serving.

Features and Benefits of the Program

  • Supports non-profit organizations providing important community services and programs
  • Provides a source of funding to assist in organizational capacity and program implementation
  • An efficient approval process for complete and well documented applications

Funding Eligibility

The BC Hydro GO Fund will provide grants to eligible non-profit applicants that best meet the program criteria including:

  • Provide support to vulnerable populations, specifically children, families, and seniors
  • Provide programming to residents in the designated local communities and rural areas in the Peace Region including Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope, Taylor, Chetwynd, Peace River Regional District (Electoral Areas B, C and E).

Application Timing

  • The BC Hydro GO Fund is an eight year program.
  • For 2016 – 2017, the Fund has $200,000 in grants to distribute to eligible non-profit organizations.
  • Grant applications will be continuously accepted to this program, with applications reviewed quarterly by the regional decision-making committee in November, February, May, and August.
  • Grant decisions will be made by a regional decision-making committee with appointees from communities and rural areas that the Fund is serving. The application intake deadlines are publicly posted on the Northern Development website.
  • Non-profit organizations who have successfully received grants are eligible for future application intakes, if all grant conditions are fulfilled.

Contact Information

For program enquiries contact:

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

Email: brenda@northerndevelopment.bc.ca