Northern Development Grant Writing Support


The Grant Writing Support program provides up to $8,000 in rebate funding each year to support the employment of a locally-based grant writer. The funding is provided to local governments and First Nations bands in the Trust’s service region.

The rebate covers up to 76% of a grant writer’s wages for a minimum of 400 hours of employment for a grant writer position based in the local community each year.

The Trust provides a total of $432,000 in annual rebate funding to support grant writing positions across central and northern B.C. each year. 

Funding applications are accepted for this program on an annual intake cycle. Applicants should apply for the following year’s funding starting November 1st of each year and no later than January 31st of the year applied for. Please note that there are a limited number of spots available each year

Special Requirements 

  • Available for First Nations and Municipalities/Regional Districts located within Northern Development’s service region

  • Eligible grant writers must prepare funding applications to agencies, foundations and government programs, and must be under the direct supervision of a local or band government employee or designate.

Last updated: May 17, 2018