Program & Application Guide
APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED - CLOSING DEC 31, 2023
The First Nations Well Being Fund supports First Nations in their efforts to promote well being, increase quality of life for all community members (both on and off-reserve) and reduce poverty at the community and/or Nation level.
The First Nations Well Being Fund offers funding to First Nations and Tribal Councils to support projects related to community well being and poverty reduction. Areas of particular focus for funding will include, but are not limited to, food security, social and cultural supports, employment, education and training, families, children and youth, mental health, and transportation.
Stream 1 – Community Projects Overview
The intent of this funding stream is to support First Nations to undertake local projects in order to promote wellness and to reduce poverty at the community level. This stream may include projects that will assist First Nation members, such as:
A maximum of $100,000 per project will be available.
Stream 2 – Planning Projects Overview
The intent of this funding stream is to support First Nations to undertake planning and community engagement activities to develop a plan (or begin discussions on a plan) that will assist in promoting well being and reducing poverty at the community level. A key component of this funding stream is to provide resources to support dialogue within First Nation communities and Nations about how they wish to measure wellness within their community.
A maximum of $50,000 will be available.
Applications are now BEING ACCEPTED
- Read the Program & Application Guide. It outlines applicant and project eligibility, project types, funding stream definitions, eligible costs and activities, provides application requirements and details the review process.
- Complete the Application form and submit the Application in full by the deadline.
Access the Stream 1 – Community Projects Application
Access the Stream 2 – Planning Projects Application
Have questions? Check out the First Nations Well Being Fund Frequently Asked Questions document, below.
Stream 1 – Final Report Template
Stream 2 – Final Report Template
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The Province of British Columbia has provided funding for this initiative as part of its actions to reduce poverty in British Columbia. For more information about the BC Government’s poverty reduction strategy, see: TogetherBC: British Columbia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.