Youth Grants

The Youth Grant program provides funding opportunities to youth groups in First Nation communities in British Columbia to support inclusiveness, belonging, physical and mental well-being, cultural, traditional, creative, and entrepreneurial activities all geared toward giving First Nation youth the tools, experiences, confidence, motivation, and teachings to be secure in their First Nation identity.

Who Can Apply

  • B.C. First Nations
  • B.C. First Nation organizations that support Indigenous youth
  • B.C. First Nation Youth Groups 

If you have any questions on eligibility, please contact us by email at:

Intake Frequency

  • The annual intake and approval process will open each calendar year in May and close, the earlier of December or when the annual funding available has been exhausted.

Funding Amount

  • Up to $8,000 per year  

Eligible Funding Activities (examples of past projects)

  • Youth cooking classes 
  • Youth connections 
  • Arts and mentorship 
  • Hunting and cutting wood 
  • Youth cedar workshop 
  • Urban knowledge transfer ceremony 
  • Land-based cultural camps 
  • On the land excursions 
  • Food security workshops 
  • Gathering strength canoe journey 
  • Drum making workshop 
  • Cultural teachings 
  • Traditional medicines workshops 
  • Reclaiming our voice 
  • Lost art of storytelling 
  • Leadership and culture camp 
  • Summer sports day 

How to Apply

  • Download, review and complete the Youth Grant Application.
  • If you have questions or want to discuss a potential project, please contact us at and we will arrange a time to connect with you.


Application submissions
Open: May 17, 2024
Close: May 21, 2024, as funds are exhausted.

Final Report Template

If you have completed your project, please download and complete the brief final report template and then send it to the contact listed on the form.