Beginning July 12, Northern Development will be accepting applications to its Fabulous Festivals and Events funding program. Registered non-profits can apply for up to $5,000 in grant funding to assist with the costs of hosting unique festivals and events in Northern B.C. This funding program helps promote the region as a destination for tourism while improving the sustainability and/or expanding existing events.
Applicants can take advantage of the Trust’s new online application system to easily submit their grant application and to conveniently check the status as Northern Development staff process the application.
Launched in 2015, Northern Development has invested over $728,000 into 247 events throughout the region. From Bralorne’s annual Winterfest in the Bridge River Valley to the Edge of the World Music Festival in Queen Charlotte, grant funding from the Trust has helped event organizers host engaging events that contribute to a better quality of life for residents while building the economy by attracting tourists.