Photo Credit: Dustin Doherty
Part of the LNTCFS’ mission is to “provide to the Lower North Thompson through sustainable forestry”. Therefore, surplus revenue is disbursed annually to local non-profit organizations. Grant applications are discussed by the Board of Directors before a decision is made.
To apply for a grant, download the form below and return your completed form to us by email (LNTCFSociety@telus.net), hand (4648 Barriere Town Road), mail (Box 983, Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0) or fax (250-672-1942). The annual application deadline is December 31st.
Grant applications may be submitted at any time although grants decision-making is only once a year in January.
2021 Grants Summary
The LNTCFS is thrilled to announce that we have contributed $100,000 in 2021 to 14 local organizations.
The recipient organizations include but are not limited to the Yellowhead Pioneer Residence Society, 1st Barriere Scouts, North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo Association, Barriere Lions Club, Barriere Curling Club, Barriere District & Seniors’ Society, B-town Basketball, Barriere Youth Soccer Association, Barriere First Responders, B&D Heritage Society, BC Ag Expo Society, North Thompson Activity Centre Society, Barriere Secondary School Parent Advisory Council, and the North Thompson Stock Dog Association.
See below for the full list of 2021 Grant recipients and projects we supported.
Indigenous Initial Attack Crew (IIAC)
LNTCFS has contributed $100,000 in 2021 to Simpcw First Nation to assist with the purchasing of equipment and resources- a vehicle and fire impression equipment. This local IIA crew will be based out of Chu Chua and serve a 100km radius area, this will help “fill the gaps” in response times to fires between Kamloops and Clearwater (including the entirety of the LNTCF. We are proud to support a new initiative for wildfire management in British Columbia where BC Wildfire Services will be partnering with local indigenous communities to establish IIAC’s across the province.
2020 Grants Summary
The LNTCFS is pleased to have contributed a total of $50,000 in 2020 to a total of 12 organizations. An additional $5,343.20 in grant funding was also provided through TNRD Area ‘O’. The recipient organizations include but are not limited to the Barriere Fire Department, Chu Chua Volunteer Fire Department, Barriere Outdoor Club, and Barriere Secondary School Parent Advisory Council. Click the link below for the full list of 2020 Grant recipients and projects we supported.
The LNTCFS is proud to have contributed $90,000 in 2019 to support many projects and initiatives throughout the communities in the Lower North Thompson.
The LNTCFS is proud to have contributed $80,000 in 2018 to support many projects and initiatives throughout the communities in the Lower North Thompson.
The LNTCFS is proud to have contributed $80,000 in 2017 to many associations. These include but are not limited to the Barriere Community Gardens, the Simpcw Youth Program, and the Barriere Recreation Society.
The LNTCFS is proud to have contributed over $128,984 in 2016 to support many projects and initiatives throughout the communities in the Lower North Thompson.
The Splash Pad in Barriere has now been constructed and we are proud to have fulfilled our commitment of $150,000 in funding towards the project. Many thanks to the numerous organizations and individuals who contributed to the success of this grass-roots community-driven endeavor. Enjoy!!
Photo Credit: Jill Hayward
Provincial Winter Fair Society Grant
The LNTCFS is proud to have contributed $10,000 to support the Provincial Winter Fair in Barriere. Despite challenges, the 2016 event was a success and we wish them all the best in future events!
The LNTCFS is proud to have contributed $29,375 in 2015 grants to various associations throughout the Lower North Thompson.
Barriere Search & Rescue Grant
The LNTCFS is also pleased to have contributed $55,000 to Barriere Search & Rescue (BSAR) towards the construction of their new building, located next to the fire hall in Barriere. The new building provides a home base and well-needed location for equipment storage, training, and communication. On behalf of the LNTCFS Board of Directors, thank you for your valuable contributions to the Lower North Thompson Valley!
The LNTCFS is proud to have contributed $63,700 in 2014 to many associations this year, including but not limited to Simpcw First Nation, Barriere 1st Responders, and the Squam Bay Community Club.
The LNTCFS is proud to have contributed $17,250 in 2013 to the communities in the Lower North Thompson, supporting organizations such as the McLure Volunteer Firefighters & Recreation Association, the Yellowhead 4H Club, and the Little Fort Recreation Society.
The LNTCFS is proud to have contributed $10,000 in 2012 to associations such as North Thompson Volunteer & Information, the Barriere & District Heritage Society, and the Barriere Crimestoppers Association.
The LNTCFS is proud to have contributed $5,750 in 2011 to organizations such as the Barriere Lions Club, the Little Fort Recreation Society, and the Barriere Curling Club.