Who is Eligible for a Sponsored Crown Grant or Nominal Rent Tenure?

In accordance with the Land Act and operational policies, eligibility for SCGs and NRTs is limited to specified types of organizations, including:

Eligible For Sponsored Crown Grants

  • government corporations (non-commercial)
  • government agencies
  • municipalities
  • regional districts
  • health authority
  • University, college, school board
  • francophone education authorities as defined in the School Act
  • the South Coast BC Transportation Authority (Translink) or subsidiaries
  • Sechelt Indian Government District

Eligible For Nominal Rent Tenures

  • registered charities
  • non-profit community organizations*
  • government corporations (non-commercial)
  • government agencies
  • municipalities
  • regional districts
  • First Nation bands, band corporations and Tribal Councils
  • health boards
  • school boards
  • francophone education authorities as defined in the School Act
  • the South Coast BC Transportation Authority (Translink) or subsidiaries

Non-profit Community Organizations

  • Aboriginal Tribal and Band societies
  • Airport societies
  • Community Agricultural and Fair societies
  • Community Amateur Radio and TV societies
  • Community Service organizations – Lion’s Club, Kinsmen Club, Rotary Club
  • Fisheries Enhancement societies
  • Habitat Enhancement societies
  • Health, Care and Treatment societies
  • Historical, Museum and Arts societies
  • Local Indoor and outdoor Recreation organizations – athletic & sport societies, hiking & cross-country ski clubs, recreation commissions, nature societies, boating and marina societies, etc.
  • Senior Citizen societies
  • Rifle, Gun and Archery Range societies
  • Rod and Gun clubs
  • School Outdoor Education societies
  • University and College Alma Mater societies
  • Volunteer Firefighters associations
  • Water User societies
  • Women’s and Youth Shelter societies
  • Youth Camp organizations – Boy Scouts, Girl Guides
  • Youth Groups – Boys and Girls Clubs, Army/Air/Navy Cadets, YMCA