Hometown highlights: community buildings get upgraded

August 6, 2015

We’re celebrating the regions community buildings this month!

Revitalization is underway in four rural areas this summer as Northern Development provides support to upgrade community buildings across the region. The Trust’s regional advisors recently supported $101,476 in grants that will upgrade community buildings in Burns Lake, Francois Lake, Fort St. John, Dunster and Valemount. The upgrades include:

Each of the grants was approved under the Trust’s Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program, which provides municipalities, regional districts, First Nations bands and registered non-profit organizations with up to 70% of a project’s budget to a maximum of $30,000 in funding to improve, expand, or develop facilities in order to increase the number of events held annually in the community, contributing to service sector revenues in the local economy.