Nation Building Grant

The Nation Building program provides funding opportunities to First Nations and Tribal Councils in British Columbia to support their nation building activities according to their self-determined priorities. A project or initiative meant to strengthen the institutional, governance, and community capacities in reclaiming and rebuilding resiliency, self-determination, and sovereignty, within each Nation’s own context is considered an eligible project.  


Who Can Apply

  • B.C. First Nations 
  • B.C. Tribal Councils 
  • B.C. Indigenous organizations that comes under the authority of a BC First Nation 

Prior to completing an application as an Indigenous organization, please contact the Program Specialist for the program at [email protected] to ensure the project meets eligibility. 

Intake Frequency

  • Continuous until funds are exhausted or December 6th, 2022

Funding Amount

  • Up to $50,000 per year  
  • One project per applicant per year 

How To Apply

  • Download, review and complete the Nation Building Guidelines and Application 
  • If you have questions or want to discuss a potential project, please contact us at [email protected] and we will arrange a time to connect with you.  

Guidelines & Application (word)

The Nation Building grant cycle for 2022-23 closed December 2nd, 22 as funds were exhausted. Check back in Spring 2023 for next intake dates.

Final Report Template (word)

If you have completed your project, please download and complete the brief final report template and then send it to the contact listed on the form.

To learn more about our funding opportunities, resources, or other information, contact us.