BC Rural Dividend funding available

Outdoor Recreation Council

Applications for funding in the fifth intake of the BC Rural Dividend program will be accepted June 1 to July 31, 2018. This is the only application window for 2018-19.

The BC Rural Dividend assists rural communities with a population of 25,000 or less to reinvigorate and diversify their local economies. It was developed to recognize both the contribution rural communities have made to BC’s economy, and the unique challenges they face to diversify beyond natural resources.

The fifth intake program guide and detailed instructions on how to apply are available now on the BC Rural Dividend website: www.gov.bc.ca/ruraldividend.

A number of trail projects have been funded in the past, click here to view all funded projects: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/economic-development/support-organizations-community-partners/rural-economic-development/rural-dividend/funded-projects.

ORC can provide letters of support to member organizations submitting project applications. Should you require a letter of support, please contact our office with details about your project.

Good luck to all applicants,


Natalia Pisarek

Communications Coordinator

Outdoor Recreation Council                   

1101 – 207 West Hastings Street

Vancouver BC  V6B 1H7


[email protected]


“Promoting access to and responsible use of BC’s public lands and waters for public outdoor recreation”