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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.


Applications are Open!

Individual Applications

Welcome to the NIB Trust Fund!

The Individual Call for Applications is now open.

The NIB Trust Fund is now accepting applications for funding from individuals for the 2023-2024 year. Individuals may apply for funding in the form of a scholarship, bursary, or award.

Application deadline is June 9, 2023, 5:00 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).

** Late applications will not be accepted

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 January 13, 2023, 5:00PM EST (Eastern Standard Time). The next call for Groups/Organization Applications will be available in November 2023.

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.

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