Community Works Fund Grant

The Regional District North Okanagan has access to a funding through the Canada Community-Building Fund (formerly titled the Federal Gas Tax Fund). This program has been made available by the Government of Canada and can be used for infrastructure projects that support productivity and economic growth, a clean environment, and strong cities and communities. 

The project must be for public infrastructure which provides a public use and benefits component. The applicant must demonstrate that the proposed project meets this requirement and other listed criteria. Here are some examples of eligible projects.

Eligible projects include investments in infrastructure for its construction, renewal, or material enhancement in each of the following project categories:


Local roads/bridges Cycling lanes and paths, hiking trails, road infrastructure
Highways Infrastructure
Short-sea shipping Infrastructure related to the movement of cargo and passengers
Short-line rail Related infrastructure for carriage of passengers or freight
Broadband connectivity Infrastructure that provides internet access to residents, businesses or institutions
Public transit Infrastructure that supports a shared passenger system for public use
Drinking water  Infrastructure that supports drinking water conservation, collection, treatment and distribution systems
Solid waste Infrastructure that supports solid waste management systems including the collection, diversion and disposal of recyclables, compostable materials and garbage
Community energy systems Infrastructure that generates or increases the efficient use of energy
Brownfield Redevelopment  Where the redevelopment includes the construction of public infrastructure from any eligible project category or the construction of public parks and publicly-owned social housing
Sports infrastructure Amateur sport infrastructure
Recreational infrastructure Recreational facilities or networks
Cultural infrastructure Infrastructure that supports arts, humanities, and heritage
Tourism infrastructure

Infrastructure that attract travelers for recreation, leisure, business, or other purposes. 

Disaster mitigation Infrastructure that reduces or eliminates long-term impacts and risks associated with natural disasters
Capacity building  Investments related to strengthening the ability of Local Governments to develop long-term planning practices.
Fire Halls and Fire Stations New build or retro-fits/modernization of existing fire halls and attached building space.
The RDNO Electoral Area Directors will consider funding applications from registered non-profit societies operating within our Regional District boundaries for projects meeting the criteria.



Please submit an electronic application form and provide all requested information and documents. 

  1. The RDNO Rural Services Manager will review the project and work with the organization to determine eligibility (including status as a non-profit society, ownership of the property, if the criteria have been met, project category and eligibility of expenditures, etc.)
  2. Discuss the project with the Electoral Area Director. All eligible project grant applications will be forwarded to the respective Electoral Area Director for consideration.
  3. If approved, the applicant will be required to sign a funding contract with the RDNO and submit further required documentation prior to receiving funding for the project.


For more information please contact us at 250-550-3700, or