Island Coastal Economic Trust

The Island Coastal Economic Trust was created by the  government of British Columbia on February 27, 2006 under Bill 7 - North Island-Coast Development Initiative Trust - to help grow and diversify the economy of the North Island-Coast area by leveraging new investment and partnerships for economic opportunities.

The Trust provides funding to create new and sustainable regional economic growth through strategic investments in targeted “sectors” with the north Island, coastal and Sunshine Coast regional economy.

The Strategic Plan and the Application Guidelines explain in more detail what types of projects the Trust can support and how to apply for funding.

The purpose of Trust funds is to support investment within the following defined “sectors” in the Trust area:

  • Forestry
  • Transportation
  • Tourism
  • Mining
  • Olympic Opportunities
  • Small Business
  • Economic Development
  • Energy
  • Agriculture (includes Aquaculture)

More information: http://www.islandcoastaltrust.ca/