Vancouver – The New Relationship Trust (NRT) is pleased to announce funding for fiscal year 2020 – 2021! This year, NRT will continue to support First Nations initiatives in five areas: Governance Capacity, Economic Development, Language & Culture, Education, and Youth & Elders. Each strategic area was identified by First Nations in British Columbia (BC) as critical areas where funding support is required.
The opening and closing dates for NRT initiatives is as follows:
|Initiative||Open Date||Close Date|
|Direct Support||June 15, 2020||July 27, 2020 at noon|
|Elders Grant||June 15, 2020||August 6th, 2020|
|Youth Grant||June 15, 2020||July 30th, 2020|
|Youth Language||June 15, 2020||Until funds are exhausted|
|Equity Matching||TBC||Until funds are exhausted|
|Bursaries||June 15, 2020||August 6th, 2020 at noon|
|Scholarships||June 15, 2020||August 6th, 2020 at noon|
|Nation Governance||June 15, 2020||July 27, 2020 at noon|
|Tribal Council Policy||June 15, 2020||Until funds are exhausted|
|K-12||September 8, 2020||Until funds are exhausted|
In 2006, NRT was created by the BC Government and First Nations leadership and launched as a $100 million fund. NRT is mandated to support BC First Nation communities to build capacity in order to become healthy, prosperous and self-sufficient. To date, 98% of the 203 First Nations in BC have accessed NRT funding.
The NRT Foundation was created in 2011 as a separate stand-alone charitable organization to seek additional funding for Scholarship and Bursary awards that are vital to Indigenous students in BC.
For more information:
Tel: 604-925-3338 or 1-877-922-3338