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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

Thank you for your interest in the NIB Trust Fund, the call for Individual Applications is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications as the deadline was June 4 2021 5:00 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). 

All 2021-2022 funding decisions have been released.  

The next call for Individual Applications will be available in the Spring of 2022.

All applications can be completed through the online application system.

Individual Applications are Closed

Applications for individuals opens in April and closes in early June.
Applications are Open!

Group Applications

The Group/Organization Call for Applications is now open.

We will be accepting funding applications for programs aimed at education, healing and reconciliation. These funds are available to First Nation and Metis governments and organizations.

The application deadline is January 14, 2022, 5:00 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time).

** Late applications will not be accepted


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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