In response to COVID-19, the New Relationship Trust has extended its closing dates until December 31, 2020

This means that submissions will be reviewed and assessed as they’re submitted until December 31, 2020. Once approved, final reporting deadlines will also be assessed on an individual basis.
Initiatives with amended closing dates are:

  • Direct Support
  • Elders Grant
  • Youth Grant
  • Youth Language Grant
  • Equity Matching
  • Nation Governance

Below is the revised list of program initiatives and corresponding closing dates:

  • Direct Support opened June 15th & closes December 31, 2020
  • Elders opened June 15th & closes December 31, 2020
  • Equity Matching Initiative open now & closes December 31, 2020
  • K-12 opens September 8, 2020
  • Nation Governance opened June 15th & closes December 31, 2020
  • Tribal Council opened June 15th until funds exhausted
  • Youth opened June 15th & closes December 31, 2020
  • Youth Language opened June 15th & closes December 31, 2020
  • Bursaries opened June 15th & closes August 6th at noon
  • Scholarships opened June 15th & closes August 6th at noon

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.
Applications are available on our website –
For information on:
Direct Support & Scholarships:malaimo@nrtf.caElders, K-12 & Bursaries:lplante@nrtf.caYouth & Youth Language:adehart@nrtf.caNation Governance & Tribal Council:mattcookcontois@nrtf.caEquity Matching:wschneider@nrtf.caGeneral
Website: www.newrelationshiptrust.caFacebook:,
The New Relationship Trust Team