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September 2015 - Newsletter

Northern Development launches new Festival and Event funding program

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Northern Development announced today the launch of its Fabulous Festivals and Events program, which provides non-profit organizations with up to $2,500 in annual grant funding to support unique events and festivals throughout the region that contribute to service sector revenues in the local economy.

The grants provide a source of reliable annual event hosting capacity funding, and supports the sustainability and expansion of local festivals and events that improve community quality of life.

The funding can be used to promote or market a festival or event, purchase materials or equipment to support the festival or event or offset administrative and operational expenses.

Applications are open now, and submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with the first funding approvals announced early 2016.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Northern B.C.'s Fabulous Festivals and Events

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Northern B.C. is home to more than 200 unique festivals and events. Click here for an infographic with stats and facts about just a few of the outstanding events in our region.

Northern Development and the Big Pig Mountain Bike Festival

The Big Pig Mountain Bike Festival in Burns Lake has quickly become one of the premier trail-riding events in Northern B.C. each year, supporting local businesses and diversifying the economy in Burns Lake. Northern Development provided grant support to help make the festival a success. Watch to learn how we helped make a difference in Burns Lake!

Fabulous Festivals: Fraser Heritage Festival

In September 2015, Northern Development provided a $2,500 grant to support the Fraser Heritage Festival in McBride, B.C. The grant was a pilot project for a new festivals and events program. Here's how it made a difference...