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The NWT On The Land Collaborative is accepting applications from communities, organizations, and individuals in the NWT with great ideas for on the land programs.

DEADLINE: Friday, November 9, 2018

The Collaborative is committed to respecting local expertise and supporting projects that meet local priorities and goals. To this end, we have deliberately kept our criteria broad, placing few limitations on eligible projects or the application process. We want you to be able to create and implement projects that make sense for you.

The Collaborative supports projects that:

  1. Get people out on the land;
  2. Connect community members to their land, culture, languages, and traditions;
  3. Build or strengthen partnerships;
  4. Enhance community capacity; and
  5. Are sustainable, as it relates to the environment and the continuation of the program.

The Collaborative accepts applications from individuals, organizations, and communities based in the NWT. 

We do NOT accept applications from:

  • For-profit initiatives or projects that are for personal gain;
  • Individuals, communities, or organizations from outside the NWT;
  • Political or partisan initiatives; or
  • Federal or territorial governments.

Other Important Information

  • Funding requests must be at least $1,000. There is no maximum amount, although the fund itself has a finite amount of money to allocate.
  • You can submit multiple applications for different projects.​
  • If you have received funding from the Collaborative in the past, you can re-apply, as long as you have fulfilled your earlier reporting requirements.
  • Projects must take place in the NWT. We do not fund NWT-based organizations to travel outside of the territory.
  • Applications received from individuals should have a letter of support from an organization that can serve as the administrative host for the grant.
  • We do not fund programs that are exclusively for hunting or trapping, such as community hunts or trapper training, though hunting and trapping activities may be incorporated into broader programs as important elements of living on the land.
  • We strongly encourage applicants to use in-territory service providers. We are happy to supply applicants with contact information for everything from counsellors to film makers to wilderness first aid instructors.

Eligible Expenses

  • Administrative fees and pay for participants are not eligible expenses and should not be included in application budgets.
  • Internal staff salaries (ie. the wages of existing organizational staff) are not an eligible expense. If you have to hire people on a contract or part-time basis (e.g. Elders, cultural instructors, camp attendants) for your program, this is an eligible expense.
  • Capital costs such as infrastructure (e.g. cabins) and assets (e.g. snowmobiles, boats) are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please note that should your application be approved, any ineligible expenses will be deducted from the grant amount.

Click here for more information and to apply.