NYA Micro Grants

Northern Youth Abroad (NYA) is releasing a number of small funding grants available to support northern-based activities, projects, and ideas that engage youth. The deadline to apply for and use funds is March 31, 2021.

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Who can apply?

  • Anyone from Nunavut and the NWT
  • Youth, educators, and community supports are all welcome to apply
  • The intent of these grants are to engage youth and their communities. While we welcome everyone with an idea to apply, applications that benefit the community as a whole will be prioritized.

What grants are available?

  • Grants are available for $100, $250, and $500
  • Grants are available for the following areas:
    • Leadership
    • Sports and Recreation
    • Culture and Art
    • Health and Wellness
    • Education and Learning
    • Community Service

What can the micro-grants cover?

  • Materials and supplies
  • Activity costs
  • Startup costs or supplemental costs for existing or growing projects and programs

What kinds of activities are covered?

  • Activities, projects, or events that engage northern youth and their communities.
  • Examples of what you could use these grants for:
    • Materials for a sewing or art project,
    • Sports equipment for a class or group,
    • Supplies to bring a youth group on the land,
    • Bring tea and fruit to elders,
    • Any other ideas for short or long term activities!

When is the deadline?

  • Applications need to be submitted and funds used by March 31, 2021
  • There are a limited number of grants so we encourage you to apply early

How do I apply?

  • Fill out this short online form as soon as possible APPLICATION FORM
  • It will ask you:
    • What your idea is
    • Who it will benefit
    • How much you are applying for
    • What you will be using the funds on
  • If approved, after the activity you will have to send us a short form about how it went