Community Development

Northern Development offers a range of community infrastructure 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.

Strategic Initiatives Fund

Community Development

The Strategic Initiatives Fund is a proposal-based program that provides grant funding for strategic projects that are large in scale, regional in impact, enhance a community or multiple communities’ ability to overcome economic challenges and will result in incremental capacity or strategic economic infrastructure within a local government or First Nation. The goal of the program is to support community-based projects that focus on long-term economic transformation and sustainability.

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.

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.

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.

Fabulous Festivals and Events

Community Development

Northern Development Initiative Trust provides funding annually to support festival and event hosting capacity across Northern B.C. each year. The program is designed to support the sustainability and expansion of unique festivals and events that generate revenue, attract tourism and contribute to the quality of life throughout the region.

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.