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Recreation Infrastructure Program

Program Category: Clean Energy
Program Sub-Category: Economic Development
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Status: Open


Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT)

Deadline Details

Dates of NDIT's new intake structure will remain consistent on an annual basis and will be January 31, April 30 and July 31 at 11:59 pm.

Funder Organization Type

  • Trust

[This is a regional program and only supports communities in its service area. Details can be found in the program summary and on the program’s website.]
The Recreation Infrastructure program supports community efforts to create and support recreational infrastructure, such as arenas, gymnasiums, golf courses, fields, boat launches and others, to encourage resident attraction and retention while also increasing opportunities for sport tourism. This program is set up to support new construction projects or upgrades and repairs to existing facilities.
Although the focus of NDIT programs is economic development, programs can also support community goals related to clean energy and adaptation. 

Eligible Community

All applicants must be located within Northern Development’s service region.
  • Local Governments
  • Registered First Nations Bands 

Regional Limitations

Yes (See the Map)

Other Eligible Applicants

Non-governmental Organizations / Not-for-Profits

  • Registered Not-for-Profits 

Type of Funding

  • Grant

Range of Funding Available per Project

  • Under $100 000
  • From $100 000 to $1 000 000

Description of Funding

Up to $100,000 to a maximum of 70 % for upgrades or repairs to an existing facility.
Up to $300,000 to a maximum of 50 % for new construction and/or substantial upgrades to existing facilities.
The types of project that may be eligible include, but are not limited to:
• Arenas, gymnasiums, fitness facilities
• Indoor/outdoor pools
• Sports fields
• Curling rinks
• Stadiums
• Golf courses
• Exhibition/rodeo grounds
• Campgrounds
• Marinas, boat launches
• Backcountry trail networks, ski facilities and backcountry cabins/shelters