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:

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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 (see below)
  • 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