Northern Development’s grant writing program helps communities “shake the money tree”

April 4, 2014

Northern Development’s 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 helps support grant writers that can help shake the money tree for crucial projects that support community development and economic diversification. Since 2010, community grant writers that have received financial support from the Trust have gone on to raise more than $81 million in additional funding for important community projects throughout the region. The funding is provided to municipalities, regional districts and First Nations bands. Grant writers prepare funding applications to agencies, foundations and government programs, and are supervised by community or band administrators. The Trust provides $432,000 in annual rebate funding to support grant writing positions across central and northern B.C. each year.