This fund can be accessed by communities outside of Yellowknife for projects to address shelter and support needs for homeless individuals. Our government recognizes that that the most effective way to address homelessness in communities is to support locally developed initiatives to provide effective solutions to complicated issues.

Homelessness is a serious issue that requires cooperation and creative strategies. It is hoped that the goals of the Small Community Homelessness Fund will encourage joint partnerships, mobilization of additional funds and innovative solutions to addressing homelessness locally. Please share this information with any groups or individuals in your community that may be interested in developing a proposal for these funds.

The Small Community Homelessness Fund can support projects for two purposes:

1.   Emergency and/or Transitional Shelter Options Projects
Shelter projects (to an approximate maximum of $40,000) for communities with appropriate vacant housing and local capacity to work in partnership to provide emergency or transitional shelter options for adults. The fund allocation will be flexible to support minor upgrades, a portion of the operating costs for the facility, or a combination of both.

2.   Homelessness Support Projects
Other projects (to a maximum of $10,000) related to addressing community homelessness issues including provision of services like food programs, community planning, transitional support for individuals, supplies to support individuals, fees for accommodation and other projects identified by communities that address their specific needs.

A copy of the application form can be found here.

The eligibility criteria for the Small Community Homelessness Fund can be found here.

If you have questions, would like support to develop a proposal or would like to receive a sample proposal, please contact the NWTHC at  867-873-7941 or

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