Funding Programs


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.

Our Funding Programs

Community Halls and Recreation Facilities

Community Development

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.

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.

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.

Economic Diversification Infrastructure

Community Development

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.

Competitiveness Consulting Rebate

Business Development

Northern Development provides the manufacturing and resource sector supply chain with 50% rebates for management consulting expertise to expand operations and improve profitability.

Marketing Initiatives

Community Development

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.

Business Facade Improvement

Community Development

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.

Capital Investment Analysis

Community Development

Northern Development provides grant funding for feasibility studies that will produce a study that provides the ability to make a capital commitment to a major infrastructure project.

Community Foundation Matching Grants

Community Development

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.

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

Phone: (250) 561-2525