Community Halls and Recreation Facilities

Program Overview

The Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program provides grant funding to improve, expand, or develop facilities in order to increase the number of events held annually in the community, contributing to hospitality, tourism and service sector revenues in the local economy. The program supports the sustainability and expansion of local community infrastructure to host events which increase tourism revenues and community quality of life for residents. The program also helps rural areas access funding for community assets that would not usually have an opportunity to apply for a larger economic development infrastructure project.

Funding Terms

Up to $30,000 in grant funding to a maximum of 70% of the eligible project budget.

  • Additional funding may be available in the form of a loan.
  • Prior to applying for additional funding for the same facility, previous projects must be completed and funding disbursed by Northern Development. In the Northwest and Cariboo-Chilcotin/Lillooet regions, applications seeking additional funding for a previously funded facility are limited to a maximum $15,000 grant.

Non-profit organizations in the Northeast Region (2017 pilot initiative):

Up to $50,000 in grant funding to a maximum of 70% of the eligible project budget (additional funding may be available in the form of a loan).

  • Applicants must be a registered non-profit organization based in Northeast B.C.
  • Applicants must submit projects with a point score of at

Apply for funding

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: info@northerndevelopment.bc.ca

Self-assessment tool

In an effort to assist you in determining if your application is qualified for funding, we have provided a self-assessment tool.  The self-assessment tool has been created using Microsoft Excel.  Please contact Northern Development staff to discuss your project in further detail.

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

Phone : (250) 561-2525
Email:  info@northerndevelopment.bc.ca