Photo Credit: Jill Hayward

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.

Grant applications may be submitted at any time although grants decision making is only once a year in January. To apply for a grant, download the form below, and return your completed form to us by mail or fax.

** 2019 Grant Application & Guidelines **

Click the link above for grant application forms and guidelines. All applications received by December 31, 2019 will be reviewed by the LNTCFS board members who will award the money to successful applicants.

2018 Grants Summary

The LNTCFS is proud to grant $80,000 to  various associations in the Lower North Thompson. A few of these associations include the Chu Chua Volunteer Fire Department, the NT Activity Centre Society, and the Barriere Secondary School.

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2017 Grants Summary

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The LNTCFS is pleased to announce that $80,000 was disbursed to many associations. These include but are not limited to the Barriere Community Gardens, the Simpcw Youth Program, and the Barriere Recreation Society.

2016 Grants Summary

The LNTCFS is proud to contribute over $125,000 to support many projects and initiatives throughout the communities in the Lower North Thompson.

Splash Pad

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!!

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Photo Credit: Jill Hayward

Provincial Winter Fair Society Grant

The LNTCFS is pleased 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!


2015 Grants Summary

The LNTCFS is proud to disburse $29,000 in 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 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!


2014 Grants Summary

$63,000 was proudly granted to many associations this year, including but not limited to Simpcw First Nation, Barriere 1st Responders, and the Squam Bay Community Club.

2013 Grants Summary

The LNTCFS is pleased to grant $17,000 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.

2012 Grants Summary

The LNTCFS is proud to grant $10,000 to associations such as North Thompson Volunteer & Information, the Barriere & District Heritage Society, and the Barriere Crimestoppers Association.

2011 Grants Summary

$5000 was proudly granted to organizations such as the Barriere Lions Club, the Little Fort Recreation Society, and the Barriere Curling Club.