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The New Relationship Trust and the First Nation communities realize the importance of our youth. Accordingly, the NRT Board of Directors identified youth as a strategic priority. Our youth provide the key to a healthy and vital future. The ongoing support and participation of this group is essential to strong, healthy nations.
The New Relationship Trust allocated $250,000 for 2011 to assist British Columbia First Nation youth in their communities.
Who Can Apply? The BC First Nations Youth Grant Initiative is available to all First Nation youth groups at the community level.
Initiative Objectives: The purpose of this initiative is to provide incentive for First Nation youth groups to implement projects that promote capacity development.
For the purpose of this initiative, capacity building is defined as enhancing knowledge, abilities, skills and processes in such areas as:
Language & Culture
Examples of Ineligible Expenses or Projects: 1. Projects currently funded under another NRT initiative
2. Projects that have occurred prior to approval of application
3. Tuition, fees and school related costs
4. Administration costs
Maximum Initiative Contributions: The maximum amount available is $2,500 per First Nation/community.
Deadline Date: Applications containing all required completed documents must be received at the New Relationship Trust office by 4:00 pm on Tuesday May 31, 2011. No exceptions.
Applications and proposals can be delivered by mail, fax, emailed or dropped off in person.
Applications mailed to:
New Relationship Trust – BC First Nation Youth Grant Initiative
1008-100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2
Only one application will be accepted per youth group/community.
Application Checklist (Please submit all documentation in application):
Completed Application Form
Short Description (attached/typed) how funding will build capacity, leadership and/or mentorship for British Columbia First Nation youth at the community level. Description should be no more than 2 pages.
Budget breakdown of all expenses
Provide description of project, information about BC First Nation youth group and how the project will benefit BC First Nations communities
Letter of support from the local BC First Nation government