Funding for festivals

Since 2015, Northern Development has invested more than $720,000 into 245 events in its service region through the Fabulous Festivals and Events funding program. Eligible events may receive up to $5,000 in grant funding to help build their event.

Music and art festivals are the most popular, with 72 events receiving funding since 2015. Seasonal events, like fall fairs and winter festivals, have also been successful in applying for funding, with 18 and 14 in each category, respectively, being approved. We can’t forget our canine friends! In 2019 and 2020, the Trust has approved funding for the Caledonia Classic Sled Dog Race in Fort St. James.