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 $1.19 billion over ten years to local governments.

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

Community Works Fund Allocation 2019-2024 [PDF - 264 KB]

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

2017 Gas Tax Annual Project List [PDF - 239 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, delivered 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

CWF funding can be used towards eligible costs of the following eligible investment categories:

  • Local roads, bridges
  • Short-sea shipping
  • Short-line rail
  • Regional and local airports
  • Broadband connectivity
  • Public transit
  • Drinking water
  • Wastewater
  • Solid waste
  • Community energy systems
  • Brownfield redevelopment
  • Sport infrastructure
  • Recreational infrastructure
  • Cultural infrastructure
  • Tourism infrastructure
  • Disaster mitigation
  • Capacity building

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

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