Want some money? Application deadline May 15!

April 27, 2015


Local governments, non-profits and First Nations that want funding for community projects this summer must submit their applications to Northern Development by May 15. The Trust has approximately $3.7 million remaining available to support community projects via its four regional development accounts this year:

• $1,467,791 remains available for potential projects in the Trust’s Prince George region
• $1,529,389 is available to support projects in the Northeast region
• $623,669 remains available in the Cariboo Chilcotin Lillooet region, including Cache Creek’s allocation
• $157,173 remains available in the Northwest region, including the allocations for Port Edward and the Skeena Queen Charlotte Regional District

The Trust’s goal is to maximize its annual funding outflow each year. In 2014, Northern Development approved $10.4 million in grants for 315 economic development projects throughout central and northern B.C; representing a 69% increase in funding approvals and 42% increase in the number of projects when compared with 2013. Local governments, non-profits and First Nations must submit their funding by May 15th at 4:30 p.m. in order for the applications to be reviewed and potentially approved at their next round of meetings. Applications can be submitted for the following programs:

• Economic Diversification Infrastructure (up to $250,000 in funding available per project)
• Community Halls and Recreation Facilities (up to $30,000 in funding available per project)
• Capital Investment Analysis (up to $10,000 in funding available per project)•
• Marketing Initiatives (up to $20,000 in funding available per project)
• Community Foundations Matching Grants (up to $50,000 in funding available per project)

Not sure if your project qualifies?

Interested applicants can download program guides, application forms and self-assessment tools from each program page on the Trust’s website. The self-assessment tools help applicants determine whether they qualify for funding, while the guide and application forms help them write and submit projects for approval. More than 90% of the applications the Trust receives are approved for funding. Have questions? Call us! Northern Development staff are happy to discuss your project. You can reach us at 250-561-2525 or info@northerndevelopment.bc.ca

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