New Relationship Trust (NRT) has amalgamated Direct Support, Nation Governance, and Tribal Council Policy into a new Nation Building initiative.
The purpose of the Nation Building Program is to provide 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.
Successful applicants (i.e., BC First Nation Community/Organization/Tribal Council) can apply for up to $50,000 for their project(s). Applicants may apply and be approved for multiple projects – so long as the overall total does not exceed $50,000 per applicant per fiscal year. Approved funding amounts will be determined by project complexity, demonstrated need, and available funding.
The Nation Building Initative was open from June to December 7th 2021, and is now closed. Please come back in April 2021 for fiscal 2022-23’s opening dates.
If you’re looking to close a file, please complete the final report template, available below and send it to the appropriate contact listed on the form.
For more information contact:
Marie Alaimo and Matt Cook-Contois at [email protected]