Grants

MainRegional GrantsElectoral Area Grants

Approved by the Regional Board, Regional grants create an opportunity to provide grant-in-aid to assist eligible organizations with projects, programs, services or initiatives that are regional in scope and benefit residents throughout the PRRD or in multiple electoral areas and municipalities.

Funding for regional grants is provided through taxation and is awarded in accordance with the guidelines set out in each grant policy.

Approved by the Rural Budgets Administration Committee, Electoral Area grants offer a way to financially support the emerging needs and unique opportunities in the rural communities of Electoral Area B, C, D and E.

Available to eligible organizations to assist with community led capital projects, programs, services and/or initiatives that directly serve or benefit the rural communities of the PRRD.

Funding is provided through Electoral Area funding reserves or taxation and is awarded in accordance with the guidelines set out in each grant policy.

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Regional Grants


Health Related Services Grant-in-Aid

Funding is available for eligible not-for-profit societies which support and/or provide services, programs or projects that enhance the quality and availability of various health-related services in the region.

Categories include:

  • Air Ambulance Services – must have an agreement with BC Ambulance
  • Accommodation Services intended for patients and family members who are receiving health care services.
  • Recruitment and Retention Services intended to attract and retain health care professionals to work and remain in the PRRD.
  • Other Health-Related Services that demonstratively and directly enhance the quality and availability of health care in the PRRD.

Application Deadline: December 31
Please submit applications to prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca
Late applications will not be accepted.

Health-Related Services Grant-in-Aid Application
Health Related Services Grant-In-Aid Policy 0340-64
Acknowledging the PRRD

Recreational Trails Grant-in-Aid

Regional grant funding intended to provide eligible not-for-profit organizations with supplemental financial assistance to promote the development, maintenance and improvement of recreational trails within the region for public use.

Application Deadline: November 15
Please submit applications to prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca
Late applications will not be accepted.

Recreational Trails Grant-in-Aid Policy 0340-28
Schedule A – Trails Grant Application
Schedule B – Trails Claim Form
Schedule C – Trails Annual Report
Schedule E – Trails Funding Amendment Form
Acknowledging the PRRD

Search and Rescue Grants

Search and Rescue grant funding is now incorporated as part of the Health Related Service Grant-in-Aid policy. Financial assistance is available to eligible not-for-profit organizations that support and provide search and rescue services within the boundaries of the Peace River Regional District.

Applicants may apply for financial assistance to assist with operation and minor capital requirements only.

Application Deadline: May 31
Please submit application to prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca
Late applications will not be accepted.

Health Related Services Grant-In-Aid Policy 0340-64
Search and Rescue Grant Application
Acknowledging the PRRD

Electoral Area Grants


Cemetery Grants

Rural grant funding intended to support the operation and maintenance of cemeteries that serve rural communities located in Electoral Area B, C, D and E of the Peace River Regional District. Funds may be issued to eligible community organizations and member municipalities to assist with capital projects and/or operational expenses.

Application Deadline: Continuous year-round intake
Please submit applications to prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca

Cemetery Grant Policy 0340-59
Grant Application Form
Acknowledging the PRRD

Community Works Gas Tax Grant

Financial assistance available to eligible organizations to support eligible investments with acquiring, planning, designing, constructing or renovating a tangible capital asset, or strengthening the ability of local governments to improve local and regional planning and asset management, and associated joint communications activities or federal signage. Projects must primarily support a significantly large segment of the public or community, and not limited to private membership.

Application Deadline: Continuous year-round intake
Please submit applications to prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca

Community Works Gas Tax Grant Policy 0340-68
Grant Application Form
Acknowledging the PRRD

COVID-19 Safe Start Restart Grant-in-Aid

Rural grant funding, up to a maximum of $5,000 per organization, intended to assist eligible not-for-profit organizations who provide core community services to rural communities, and have been impacted financially by COVID-19.

Core community services may be offered in the form of projects, programs or initiatives that are inclusive of all populations and are designed to improve, benefit and enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of rural communities.  Some examples are:

  • Availability of arts and culture services and amenities
  • Creating or enhancing economic opportunities
  • Improvement, protection and preservation of the environment
  • Foster and encourage the region’s heritage values
  • Support health, wellness and diversity of all individuals and communities
  • Support the provision of sports or recreation activities, tournaments or events.

Application Deadline: Continuous year-round intake
Please submit applications to prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca

COVID-19 Safe Restart GIA Policy 0340-66
COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant Application Form
Acknowledging the PRRD

Electoral Area Grant-in-Aid

Financial assistance available to assist eligible organizations to support community led projects, programs, services and/or initiatives that fall outside the regular service functions and serve or benefit the rural communities of the PRRD.  Funding may be used to assist with, but is not limited to, fire services, capital projects, feasibility studies, school PACs and some general operational costs.

Application Deadline: Continuous year-round intake
Please submit applications to prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca

Electoral Area Grant-in-Aid Policy 0340-69
Grant Application Form
Acknowledging the PRRD

Rural Loan Fund

Financial assistance to eligible organizations in the form of either a repayable loan or a non-repayable grant, to support infrastructure projects, initiatives for programs, or services that benefit the rural areas of the PRRD and the communities at large.

Loans: Funding provided in the form of a loan will be charged a fixed interest at the rate of prime plus 1% at the time the loan is grants; applicants will be required to submit a business case, financial statements/cashflow and information on how the loan will be paid back as set out in a formal loan agreement.

Grants: Funding may be provided as a non-repayable grant up to a maximum of $10,000 per applicant utilizing the interest earned by the Rural Loan Fund Reserve, on the condition that it does not exceed eighty percent (80%) of the total interest earned.

Application Deadline: Continuous year-round intake
Please submit applications to prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca

Rural Loan Fund Policy 0340-71
Grant Application Form
Acknowledging the PRRD

Rural Recreational and Cultural Grant-in-Aid

Rural grant funding intended to support recreational, social and cultural non-profit organizations operating within the Electoral Areas B, C, E and Sub-Regional (a defined portion of D and E) with financial assistance to supplement their general operations, capital funds and special events.

Application  Deadline: January 31
Please submit applications to prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca
Late applications will not be accepted.

Rural Recreational & Cultural GIA Policy 0340-61
Grant Application Form
Annual Report Form
Youth Travel Policy
Acknowledging the PRRD

Utility Extension Grants

Grant funding is intended to assist with the extension of public utility services for electrical and natural gas only. Grant funds are available only to offset the cost of the mainline extensions on publicly maintained roads to serve residential customers. Applicants must be registered owners of a rural property located in one of the four Electoral Areas B, C, D, or E of the PRRD.

Electrical Extension grants: Funding may be provided at a rate of 50% of the balance of the cost to extend the service to a maximum grant of $4,000 All property owners are responsible for the first $1,000 of the cost to extend the service. An example on how to calculate the grant is outlined on the grant application.

Natural Gas Extension grants: An Electoral Area may contribute up to 75% of the total cost to the property owner, less any other contribution, (Provincial grants, etc.) to a maximum amount of $5,000. An example on how to calculate the amount is outlined on the grant application.

Application Deadline: Continuous year-round intake
Please submit applications to prrd.dc@prrd.bc.ca

Utility Extension Grants Policy 0340-70
Electrical Ext Grant Application
Natural Gas Extension Application
Acknowledging the PRRD