At the first Board meeting of the new funding cycle, NKDF Board of Directors approved $55,000 in grants for four new projects.
The District of Vanderhoof received a grant of $15,000 to upgrade the emergency lighting at the airport. The Vanderhoof airport plays a critical role in connecting the region to the rest of the province including serving as an access point for medical transport and firefighting services. Upgrades to the emergency lighting will ensure there are no interruptions to services.
The first two projects of the new NKDF funding cycle have been approved through the under $5,000 Program. The Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce and the Burns Lake Youth Soccer Association will both receive grants.
The Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society board of Directors approved funding for five new projects.
$50,000 was approved for the Village of Fraser Lake to upgrade the docks at the White Swan public boat launch on the shores of Fraser Lake. The upgrade includes replacing the current wood piling and top rail system with a new steel piling system. The new system will allow the docks to be installed up to twelve weeks earlier in the season. Additionally, lighting will be installed on top of the pilings.
Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society announced today that the Board of Directors approved $20,000 for the Lakes District Film Appreciation Society Beacon Façade project.
The Beacon Theatre has the distinction of being one of only a handful of community-owned theatres in BC.
Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society announced today that the Board of Directors approved $40,066 in funding for four new projects as follows:
Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society (NKDF) is recruiting volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors.
Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society announced today that the Board of Directors approved $57,811 in funding for three new projects in Burns Lake.
Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society announced today that the Board of Directors approved $48,194 in funding for a new project in Kitamaat Village.
Haisla Nation Council was awarded the grant to construct an outdoor Bandshell.
To adapt the arts to COVID-19, The Bandshell will be built on the waterfront, in conjunction with a new Youth Center, supporting safe delivery of the arts in outdoor spaces.
Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society announced today that it will provide $28,000 to go toward COVID-19 Recovery Response initiatives in the Nechako, Lakes, and Kitamaat regions. One organization in each of the nine First Nation Communities, three Municipalities and two rural regions in the NKDF service area will receive $2,000 to assist with local economic recovery and help businesses restart and transition to the new normal.
At the May 12, 2020 Board meeting of the Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society, Directors approved $139,702 funding for seven new projects.
The following grants were awarded to new projects:
The Government of B.C. and Alcan Inc. (Rio Tinto) each contributed $7.5 million to establish the Northern Development Fund in 1999. The investment income generated from this fund supports the NKDF grants program. Each partner has one representative serving on the board of directors. The NKDF is part of the portfolio of the Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation.
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