Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program - British Columbia - Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure

The Community, Culture, and Recreation (CCR) Program supports cost-sharing of infrastructure projects in communities across the province.

On September 12, 2018 the Canadian and British Columbian governments committed up to $134 million towards an initial intake of the Community, Culture, and Recreation (CCR) Program.

To apply for this funding follow these steps:

  1. Before submitting an application, refer to:
  2. Determine if your project meets requirements for funding
  3. Determine if your organization is eligible to submit an application
  4. Ensure you have a business BCeID
  5. Complete the online application
  6. Upload your completed mandatory documents with your application which include:
    • Council/Board/Band Council Resolution
    • Detailed Cost Estimate
    • Site Plan/Map
    • Project Plan
    • List and status of required licenses, permits and approvals (or indicate if not applicable)
    • Evidence of secured funds

Project Eligibility

Eligible projects will support public infrastructure, defined as a tangible capital assets primarily for public use and benefit. To be eligible, projects must meet the following outcome.

  • Improved access to and/or increased quality of cultural, recreational and/or community infrastructure for Canadians, including Indigenous peoples and vulnerable populations.

Cost Sharing

Applicants must be able to cost-share the project and cover any cost over-runs. The federal and provincial contributions depend on the type of applicant.  The Program is claims based.  Applicants will need to be able to incur and pay costs prior to submitting claims for reimbursement.

Projects from Local Government

Funding is available up to 73.33% of the eligible project costs (40% Government of Canada, 33.33% Province of British Columbia).

  • Municipalities may submit one application.
  • Regional Districts may submit one application for each community in their area.
    A community is defined as a settlement area within a regional district electoral area or an established or proposed service area.

Indigenous Ultimate Recipient Projects - On-Reserve

Funding is available up to 75% of the eligible project costs (75% Government of Canada)

  • Indigenous Ultimate Recipients may submit one application.

Indigenous Ultimate Recipient Projects - Off-Reserve

Funding is available up to 90% of the eligible project costs (75% Government of Canada, 15% Province of British Columbia).

  • Indigenous Ultimate Recipients may submit one application.

Not-For-Profit Projects

Funding is available up to 65% of the eligible project costs (40% Government of Canada, 25% Province of British Columbia).

  • Not-For-Profit organizations may submit one application.