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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.

How to Apply

Individual Applications

The Individual Call for Application is now closed.

We are no longer accepting applications as the deadline was June 5, 2020, 5:00PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

The next call for Individual Applications will be available in April 2021.

Please note:  We will not accept handwritten applications or applications sent by fax.

Individual Applications are Closed

Applications for individuals opens in April and closes in early June.

Group Applications

The Call for Groups/Organizations Applications is currently closed.

We are no longer accepting Group/Organization Applications as the deadline was November 20, 2019, 5:00PM EST (Eastern Standard Time). The next call for Groups/Organization Applications will be available in November 2020.

Please contact the NIB Trust Fund to find out if your program is eligible.

Group Applications are Closed

Applications for groups open in November and close in early January.
Only complete applications will move forward to the Selection Committee for consideration. The NIB Trust Fund application is a competition-based application. The funds from the NIB Trust Fund are not guaranteed upon application, the process is highly competitive and not all applicants will receive funding.