Northern Development at a glance


3,707

number of approved projects since 2005

$222.7 million

in funding approved since 2005

$5.24

leveraged for every $1 of Northern Development funding invested

Program spotlight: strategic initiatives fund

Northern Development’s Strategic Initiatives Fund is a unique program that puts communities in the driver’s seat to propose strategic projects that support economic transformation. This funding program is intentionally broad, allowing local governments and First Nations to submit proposals for large projects that produce a positive regional impact and enhance a community’s ability to overcome economic challenges.

In 2019, the Trust had $600,000 available through the Strategic Initiatives Fund. Applicants can apply for 100 per cent of the funds available, as long as the Trust’s investment does not exceed 80 per cent of the eligible project budget. Northern Development’s board of directors met on October 23 to review applications to the Strategic Initiatives Fund. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for funding announcements through this grant program in the coming months.

Learn more about the Strategic Initiatives Fund.