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.