Community Works Fund

The Community Works Fund (CWF) is delivered to all local governments in British Columbia through a direct annual allocation to support local priorities.

Photo Credit: Queen Charlotte Sea Walk Project

CWF is based on a per capita formula with a funding floor, and delivered twice annually. Local governments make local choices about which eligible projects to fund and report annually on these projects and their outcomes.

The CWF program will deliver an estimated $519 million over the first five years to local governments.

The estimated CWF allocations for 2019-2024 can be found here:

Community Works Fund Allocation 2019-2024 [PDF - 306 KB]

View a complete list of CWF projects as reported by Local Governments between January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2017:

2017 Gas Tax Annual Project List [PDF - 249 KB]
2017 Gas Tax Annual Project List [XLSX - 72 KB]

The following resources are available as guidance materials to support local government decision-making with regard to the expenditure of allocated Federal Gas Tax Funds, deliverd through the CWF program:

Renewed Federal Guidelines for Reporting Gas Tax Projects [PDF - 112 KB]
Determining Eligibility for Community Works Fund Projects [PDF - 435 KB]

Eligible Project Categories After April 1, 2014

As of April 1, 2014, any unspent CWF funding can be used towards eligible costs of the following eligible investment categories:

  1. Local roads, bridges
  2. Highways
  3. Short-sea shipping
  4. Short-line rail
  5. Regional and local airports
  6. Broadband connectivity
  7. Public transit
  8. Drinking water
  9. Wastewater
  10. Solid waste
  11. Community energy systems
  12. Brownfield redevelopment
  13. Sport infrastructure
  14. Recreational infrastructure
  15. Cultural infrastructure
  16. Tourism infrastructure
  17. Disaster mitigation
  18. Capacity building

Click here to view a list of examples of eligible projects.

Unspent funds are any CWF funding a local government has received under the first agreement, including interest earned, that has not been spent on eligible costs of an eligible project prior to April 1, 2014.

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