Youth Grants

The Youth Grant program provides funding opportunities to youth groups in First Nation communities in British Columbia to support inclusiveness, belonging, physical and mental well-being, cultural, traditional, creative, and entrepreneurial activities all geared toward giving First Nation youth the tools, experiences, confidence, motivation, and teachings to be secure in their First Nation identity.


Who Can Apply

  • B.C. First Nations  
  • B.C. First Nation Youth Groups 

If you have any questions on eligibility, please contact the Program Specialist Lana Plante at [email protected] to discuss. 

Intake Frequency

  • Continuous until funds are exhausted and are now closed. Next intake will be spring 2023.

Funding Amount

  • Up to $5,000 per year  
  • A First Nation applicant can apply and be funded for all 3 initiatives for a maximum of $15,000 per year. Only one project per initiative can be funded at a time – for example: One Elder, one Language, and one Youth project per year.

How To Apply

  • Download, review and complete the Youth, Elder, Language Guidelines and Application 
  • If you have questions or want to discuss a potential project, please contact Lana Plante at [email protected] and we will arrange a time with you.  

Guidelines & Application (word)

The Youth, Elder, Language grant cycle for 2022-23 is now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for the next opening 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.