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
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.
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.
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.
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 the manufacturing and resource sector supply chain with 50% rebates for management consulting expertise to expand operations and improve profitability.
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 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 grant funding for feasibility studies that will produce a study that provides the ability to make a capital commitment to a major infrastructure project.
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.
The Forest Innovation Fund provides up to 50% to a maximum of $50,000 in grant funding for small and medium companies to support research and development, innovative technologies, and new or improved products to optimize the fibre supply in Mountain Pine Beetle affected areas.
Please contact Northern Development staff to discuss your project in further detail.
Phone: (250) 561-2525