HomeNewsMedia Releases

RDNO Opens up Second Round of Applications for Rural Economic Development Program Grants

Posted Thursday, June 4, 2020

After a successful launch to the new Rural Economic Development Grant Program, electoral area directors have opened a second intake period for applications. The Program provides grants for projects and initiatives that generate economic growth in the rural areas of the North Okanagan.

“Within only a few months of launching this grant program, we were able to support a variety of organizations from different sectors,” said Rick Fairbairn, Chair of the Electoral Area Advisory Committee. “We look forward to reviewing more applications to further support rural economic development.”

The successful applicants so far include the Lumby Historical Society, Larch Hills Nordic Society, North Okanagan Land to Table Network, and the Okanagan Film Commission.

All projects and initiatives that benefit rural economic development will be considered for grants; however, additional points will be awarded to applications that support:

  • Agriculture,
  • Forestry;
  • Tourism;
  • Technology/Manufacturing, and;
  • Creative Industry.

How to Apply
The application period is now open, so organizations and groups are encouraged to review the fund criteria and eligibility requirements and submit a grant application by September 30, 2020.