Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Grant Programs

Discretionary Grants-In-Aid

The Grant-in-Aid program was established to provide Regional Council a means to provide financial assistance to individuals, groups, and organizations planning programs and events for the Community.

Grant-in-Aid Policy has been prepared that outlines funding eligibility.

Application Process:

In order to facilitate the fair and timely processing of requests for a Grant-in-Aid all applications must be submitted in writing to the Corporate Services Department using the Grant-in-Aid Application Form and providing a clear, detailed budget showing anticipated revenues and expenses.

Please note, that as of 2016, GIA requests can now be submitted at any time but will only be considered quarterly.

Quarterly intakes:  Deadline for applications is 60 days prior to the Quarter the event is scheduled to be held:

      • 1st Quarter (Jan-Mar) Oct 31
      • 2nd Quarter (Apr-Jun) Jan 31
      • 3rd Quarter (Jul-Sep) Apr 30
      • 4th Quarter (Oct-Dec) Jul 31

As funding permits, assistance will be considered based on the following priorities:

      1. Youth Programs/events
      2. Seniors programs/events
      3. Programs/events with a clear benefit to disadvantaged members of the community
      4. Programs/events designed to improve economic, social and/or environmental well-being of the community

There must be a demonstrated financial need to justify the request. Individual Grant-in-Aid allocations will be to a maximum amount of $1,000 and shall be for no more than one third of the anticipated total cost of the event/program. Please Note: Applications will NOT be considered for commitments or expenses incurred prior to approval of the grant.

Applications will be considered only for non-profit organizations operating within the community or contributing to the general interest, health and/or welfare of the community in its entirety.

For more information or assistance with the application process, please see the Grant-in-Aid Policy or contact the Corporate Services Department at 250-774-2541.

Business Façade Improvement Program Grant

Canceled for 2020 to create the new COVID-19 funding program below. 

COVID-19 Business Reopening Funding Program

This funding program is to assist businesses in reopening under WorkSafeBC guidelines and Provincial Orders.  Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until funding is distributed starting on June 15th, 2020. All applications must be complete to hold their place in the queue. Please read the program guidelines prior to submitting an application. 

Download the program guidelines and application here [PDF - 779 KB]

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