Funding Opportunities

The following is a list of funding sources that band members can access.

National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund – The NIB Trust Fund accepts applications for funding for programs aimed at education, healing and reconciliation, and cultural knowledge building. The goal of the NIB Trust Fund is to help First Nations, Métis people and communities address the impacts of the Indian residential school’s system, and to provide resourcing to create meaningful opportunities that improve the quality of life for First Nations and Métis people.

Applications for individuals open in April and close in early June

Applications for groups and organizations open in November and close in early January

Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards – Since 1996, Indspire has provided over $217 million in financial support through more than 66,000 bursaries, scholarships and awards to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. All Building Brighter Futures donations are matched by the Government of Canada allowing us to be double the impact for students.

There is one application for all of Indspire’s bursaries, scholarships, and awards. You only need to complete the application once to be considered for all applicable bursaries, scholarships, and awards.

Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST.