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Economic Support & Resources

District of Hudson's Hope
Community Development

Northern Healthy Communities Fund

Northern Development Initiative Trust

To fund initiatives that support healthy, sustainable and resilient communities facing significant economic growth related to LNG development in Northern B.C.


Up to $100,000 grant to a maximum of 90% of the eligible project budget 

The remainder is required to be funded through other contributions that are directly related to the activities in the application (see Eligible Contributions from Applicants) 

Applicant Contributions: 

Recipients are required to provide a minimum of 10% of the eligible project budget from other contributions that can come from a number of sources including: cash contribution from applicant (including line of credit or loan) cash contribution from third-party contributions from other grants, except from Provincially funded grant programs all other grant contributions must be declared in-kind (volunteer) labour contributions (see Other Eligible Costs) monetized donations (donated materials, equipment, or services from third parties)

Application Period

August 9, 2024

Eligible Applicants
  • Local Governments

  • Indigenous Nations

  • Registered Not-For-Profits

Eligible Projects
  • Housing and wraparound services (e.g., services that are included as part of a housing project to support residents) 

  • Health support services and addiction counselling 

  • Emergency services 

  • Victim services, violence against women prevention or support services, 

  • Indigenous peoples support services for on and off-reserve members 

  • Childcare 

  • Small business recruitment, retention and resiliency 

  • Local and Indigenous Nation government capacity and support 

Eligible Project Types
  • Hiring of additional staff and/or program delivery, or other incremental services 

  • Expansion of service delivery areas 

  • Expansion of service hours/days 

Eligible Costs
  • Staff or contract wages for incremental position 

  • Mandatory employment related costs: CPP, EI, vacation pay (if days not provided) 

  • External printing costs 

  • Materials (required for an incremental program) 

  • Meeting room/AV rental 

  • Incremental third-party project management Incremental office space 

  • Cost of travel which is deemed necessary to the performance of the project. 

  • Travel expenses, at economy rates, shall be charged at actual costs. 

  • To be eligible, travel costs must clearly document the purpose of each trip and be considered reasonable by the Program PST

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