Funding and Resources Update

Each month we feature a summary of UBCM funding programs and other resources of interest to BC local governments, First Nations and community organizations.

Renewed Gas Tax Agreement

Community Works Fund:  2014-2024 Community Works Fund Agreements have been sent out to all local governments this week.

Local Government Program Services

Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative:  Funding permitting, the next application deadline is October 3, 2014.

Other Funding Programs

2014 AgriSpirit Fund Program: Municipalities, First Nations and non-profit organizations raising money for capital projects in communities with less than 150,000 people may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000 to supplement other fundraising efforts. Apply by June 12, 2014.

New Horizons for Seniors Program: Projects which enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues are eligible for grants of up to $25,000. Application deadline is July 4, 2014.

For a comprehensive listing of grant programs available to local governments, visit CivicInfo BC.


Social Retrofit: Equipping Our Communities to Support Aging in Place: June 17, 1:30-3:30pm. Webinar presented by BC Healthy Communities and Northern Health.

Cariboo FireSmart Workshop: Unfortunately the June 18 & 19 in Williams Lake has been CANCELLED. We expect to reschedule the event in the Fall. This free, two-day workshop equips participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to protect communities from wildland-urban interface fires.

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