$10,000 Funding for Indigenous communities on Self-Governance & Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

First Peoples Worldwide is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to promoting Indigenous economic determination and strengthening Indigenous communities globally.


What is the ‘Self-Governance and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Fund about?

The purpose of this fund is to create or strengthen existing dialogue between Indigenous communities and corporations with respect to Indigenous rights and resources. For more information on FPIC First Peoples provides the “Indigenous Peoples Guidebook on FPIC and Corporation Standards.” Which can be found HERE

First Peoples Worldwide seeks to fund:

  • Self-governance projects: Examples include traditional and contemporary governing structures, election codes, policy formulation, communications and transparency, participation and inclusive representation.
  • FPIC Projects: Examples include formulating and implementing FPIC policies, shareholder advocacy, corporate engagement, technical capacity, negotiations and community organizing.

Grants will range from $5,000 to $10,000 with an average of $7,000 for a project covering 12 months. Communities with corporate operations on their lands will be given priority for FPIC projects.


What Projects are eligible for funding?

To qualify, your project must…

  • be an Indigenous-led and community-based organization;
  • have an organizational bank account or a fiscal sponsor.


How to Apply

Annual funding cycle is January 1st to October 31st. Send your paper or video applications to:

Grants Coordinator

First Peoples Worldwide

877 Leeland Road,

Fredericksburg, VA 22405



Application forms and guidelines are available online at Application forms and guidelines are available online at http://www.firstpeoples.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant


Need help with your application or project design? Let’s collaborate!

Shared Value Solutions Ltd. works with Indigenous nations across Canada, and regularly supports clients in successfully applying for funding opportunities and enhancing environmental capacity.

If your community is interested in participating in the Self-Governance and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Fund program and wants assistance you can contact Rachel or Joy at SVS: 226-706-8888 or info@sharedvaluesolutions.com



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