Non-profits gain grants from Northern Development

November 5, 2019

Thank you to all the non-profits that work tirelessly to make their community better. To date, Northern Development has invested nearly $28 million for projects led by 477 non-profits throughout Northern B.C.

The three funding programs that receive the most applications from non-profit organizations are Community Halls and Recreation Facilities (CHRF) with 369 approved projects representing an investment of $8,989,894 to date, Fabulous Festivals and Events (FFE) with 216 approved projects representing an investment of $639,398 to date and Economic Diversification Infrastructure (EDI) 93 approved projects representing an investment of $12,358,345 to date.

Northern Development has divided its service region, which covers more than 70 per cent of the province, into four sub-regions: Cariboo-Chilcotin/Lillooet, Northeast, Northwest and Prince George. Non-profit organizations in the Northeast Region have received the most amount of funding from Northern Development’s funding programs, nearly $6.9 million for 158 projects. Next, non-profits in the Prince George Region, which includes Mackenzie, Fraser Lake and Valemount, been approved for more than $6.2 million for 237 projects. In the Cariboo-Chilcotin/Lillooet and Northwest Regions, non-profits have received more than $5.5 million per region for 245 and 236 projects respectively.

The Trust also administers third-party funding on behalf of other organizations to non-profits. Combined, Northern Development has approved and administered 1,025 projects totaling $34.5 million in funding. BC Hydro GO Fund is one such third-party fund. To date, the Trust has administered 45 projects on behalf of this fund.