Grant Writing Support

Program Overview

The Grant Writing Support program provides annual grant funding to support a grant writing position in a local government or First Nation band within the Trust’s service region. The grant writer supports communities by preparing funding applications to agencies, foundations and government programs in order to access more funding dollars to support crucial economic development projects and initiatives throughout the region. Additionally, the grant writer provides additional capacity to support local non-profits with grant application research and writing in order to pursue community funding priorities.

Funding Terms

Up to $8,000 in grant funding to a maximum of 76% of eligible grant writer wages each calendar year.
Northern Development provides a total of $432,000 in annual funding to support 54 grant writing positions across central and northern B.C. each year. Please note that there are a limited number of spots available each year.

Apply for Funding

Applications are accepted starting November 1, but must be received prior to midnight on January 31 to be eligible for consideration in that funding year.

Please review all program documents in detail as incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Complete application forms with all required attachments should be provided electronically to Northern Development by email. Email:


Reporting Deadline

Local governments or First Nations bands who have been approved for grant writing support funding for the previous year must submit complete reporting to Northern Development prior to February 28.

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

Phone : (250) 561-2525