Gender-Based Violence Community Initiatives Fund

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The Gender-Based Violence Community Initiatives Fund provides funding for community-based initiatives across the Northwest Territories that support the implementation of the National Action Plan to End Gender Based Violence.

Available Funding

The maximum amount of funding per community-based project is $125,000.


No deadline to apply. The program will remain open until all funds are used.


This funding program is application-based. 

Eligibility is restricted to:

  • Indigenous governments 
  • Non-government organizations
  • Community governments

Community-based and special projects eligible for funding must address one or more of the following objectives to:

  • Support anyone who is experiencing, or witnessing, gender-based violence (GBV) with prompt, dependable access to resources and protection that are both culturally appropriate and accessible;
  • Support direct services and programs that provide prevention and healing activities, advocacy and support to improve the outcomes of gender-based violence survivors’ health, social, economic, and legal situations;
  • Support and recognize that perpetrators of gender-based violence need healing and have the capacity to contribute meaningfully to their families and their relationships;
  • Endorse the development and capacity of organizations to effectively modify social attitudes, norms, and behaviours that lead to the elimination of GBV in the Northwest Territories;
  • Encourage greater public understanding, education, and community involvement in the effort to eliminate GBV and furthering gender equality;
  • Advance the National Action Plan to End GBV through research and policy development;
  • Promote complementary actions under Reclaiming the Capable Person -  the GNWT’s Family Violence Strategic Plan and “Changing the Relationship” – the GNWT’s Action Plan in Response to Calls for Justice on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.

How to apply

  1. Complete an application form.
  2. Send the application form to Applications will be reviewed by a committee and prioritized based on how well the proposed project meets the objectives and criteria.

Decisions on the funding applications will be made and communicated in writing to all applicants no later than sixty days after the application due date.