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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 Applications is now closed.

The NIB Trust Fund is no longer accepting applications for funding from individuals for the 2022-2023 year. We aim to provide funding decisions mid to late September 2022.

The application deadline was June 3, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). 

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.

The application deadline is January 13, 2023, at 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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