Support Fort St John News

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City of Fort St. John Council has approved an updated policy for Base Budget Grants, which would see grants being administered by a community foundation.

Prior to the policy change, non-profits requesting relief from property taxes would apply for a permissive property tax exemption and it would be distributed by Council.

In June, Council approved a Permissive Property Tax Grant-in-Aid Policy which reflected the process identified in the Financial Policy Framework which would see grants administered by a community foundation, instead of Council.

A community foundation invests funds and uses the proceeds to support local community groups and local community priorities.

Now that Council has approved the updated policy, this will be the process used starting in the fall of 2021.

Report an error

Read our guiding principles

Thanks for reading! is the voice of the Peace, bringing issues that matter to the forefront with independent journalism. Our job is to share the unique values of the Peace region with the rest of B.C. and make sure those in power hear us. From your kids’ lemonade stand to natural resource projects, we cover it – but we need your support. Give $10 a month to today and be the reason we can cover the next story. 

More stories you might like