Applying for the Anti-Poverty Fund

Who can apply for the Anti-Poverty Fund?

  • Indigenous governments in the NWT;
  • Community governing authorities (Band Council, Metis Local, Charter Community or municipal council); and
  • Non-government organizations that can demonstrate partnership or support from an Indigenous or community governing authority.

Note: GNWT entities, including schools and health centres, are not eligible to apply. They may be included as partners in projects led by eligible applicant organizations.

How to apply for the Anti-Poverty Fund?


Eligible projects must be located in the NWT. They may be new initiatives or enhancements of existing projects.

Eligible projects should:

  • provide a tangible service or support at the community level;
  • demonstrate the potential to improve social outcomes for residents in a tangible and measurable fashion;
  • propose to develop or implement a new approach to program or service delivery at the community level;
  • demonstrate the ability to develop meaningful partnerships with other organizations and support an integrated approach in responding to multiple social issues.

Note: For previous recipients of the Anti-Poverty Fund, proposals to continue the existing project are considered to be eligible. The project does not need to change each year. However, the proposal should clearly show how the project will build on learnings, successes, and outcomes from previous years.


Note: Prior to completing the form, please review the Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.

Available Fund Amount

  • Total available funds annually: $1,750,000
  • Minimum available per project: None
  • Maximum funding available per project: None
  • Available for Multi-Year Projects: Yes

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