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Community Places

Program Category: Clean Energy, Climate Adaptation
Program Sub-Category: Economic Development
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Status: Open

Funder

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 Community Places program supports the creation, restoration or enhancement of community spaces that will improve amenities and enhance the overall quality of life. Eligible projects must be community oriented and accessible to all members of the community (not limited to a private membership).
 
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)

Specific Eligibility Requirements

Eligible projects are community oriented and promotes opportunities for community gathering, is accessible to all members of the community and is not limited to a private membership. Individual project eligibility is determined by the Trust at its sole discretion. The types of projects that may be eligible include, but are not limited to:
• Community hall/event space renovations
• Clubhouse building improvements
• Public washrooms
• Outdoor multi-use plaza/pavilion
• Community gardens
• Parks/playgrounds/pavilions
• Dog parks
• Local government managed trails and walkways
• Free of charge outdoor recreation facilities ex. skating rinks, tennis courts, basketball courts, skate parks 

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

Description of Funding

Up to $30,000 available to a maximum of 70% of the eligible project budget. 

Percentage of Project Funded

Up to 70%. 

Eligible Costs

Capital expenditures considered to be direct and necessary for the successful implementation of an eligible project• Contractor fees• Incremental third-party project management• Rental of tools and equipment for construction work• Wages for direct project labour• PSTIn-kind (volunteer) labour contributions, internal equipment use (heavy equipment or machinery owned by the applicant to be used during the project), and/or monetized donations (donated materials, equipment, or services from third-parties) may be considered - see application guideline for more information. 

Ineligible Costs

• GST
• Subsequent applications that are determined to be phasing of, or, an incremental improvement
of a previously approved project that achieves a similar purpose. (e.g. applying for swing set after
receiving funds to put rubber surface at the same playground)
• Costs incurred (work started and/or deposits paid) prior to signing an agreement with Northern
Development
• Regular or routine repair and maintenance
• Administration costs related to the project
• Costs related to planning, design, engineering and environmental reviews
• Purchases of construction equipment or tools
• Real estate and other fees related to purchasing or leasing land, buildings, or facilities
• MERCs (CPP, EI, vacation pay, WCB) and other benefits
• Renovations to spaces that are not available for public use
• Costs associated with programming
• Projects and/or project activities that may displace any level of government from its core obligations are not be eligible for funding (including infrastructure costs such as paving, sidewalks, sewer/water)