Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society announced today that the Board of Directors approved $57,811 in funding for three new projects in Burns Lake.
Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation says, “The pandemic has been tough on everyone, impacting people, businesses and communities. But we’re all working together to put this behind us and to build a more sustainable, inclusive and innovative economy for all British Columbians. I want to congratulate the NKDF and the people of Burns Lake and area who are bringing these important community-building projects to life.”
NKDF Chair Cindy Shelford says, “Projects that support and enhance the quality of life and provide social opportunities are critical for the region right now as we begin the task of recovering from the social and economic impacts of COVID-19.”
The next application deadline is July 30, 2021. For more information please visit http://www.nkdf.org/ For requests under $5,000 applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
The Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society was jointly established in 1997 with a combined contribution of $15 million by the government of British Columbia and the former Alcan Inc., now Rio Tinto. The Fund’s investment area includes lands impacted by the original Kemano project and focuses on the communities in the Ootsa, Lakes, Nechako and Haisla regions of the north.
The Society encourages applications from local governments, local First Nations governments and legally incorporated non-profit organizations. NKDF invests in projects that create sustainable employment, diversify the economy, and improve the basic infrastructure needed for community stability, quality of life and growth.
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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