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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

Applications are Open!

Individual Applications

The call for Individual Applications is now open. We are accepting applications for programs aimed at education, healing and reconciliation. 

The deadline to apply is June 4, 2021, at 5:00 pm (EDT) Late Applications will not be accepted.

All scholarships, bursaries, and awards will be awarded through a competitive application process. Funds are not guaranteed. 

All applications can be completed through the online application system.

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


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

Group Applications

The Group/Organization Call for Applications is currently closed
The NIB Trust Fund is not currently accepting applications for funding for Groups/Organizations.

The deadline to apply was January 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time).

The next call for applications for Groups/Organizations will be available in November 2021.

Please note: Late applications will not be accepted.

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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