Status of Women Council of the NWT
Status of Women Council of the NWT

The Status of Women Council of the NWT is not a funding source. However, we can help direct you to possible funding for your projects.  

Family Violence Awareness Week Community Events

The Status of Women Council administered funding for Family Violence Awareness Week community events. October 21 - 27, 2018 was Family Violence Awareness Week; Standing Together to End Family Violence was the 2018 theme. We have now allocated all of the funding for 2018.

The GNWT has a grant program that was created to provide one-time-only funding for special projects that supports the cultural, economic, political and social participation of women in the Northwest Territories. Special Projects may include, but are not limited to, the following: workshops, conferences, publications, life skills development and support to organisations involved in these activities.

New Horizons for Seniors

New Horizons for Seniors: Organizations that want to help seniors make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities are eligible to receive federal grants and contributions funding. Projects must be led or inspired by seniors and address one or more of the following five program objectives:

  • promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;

  • engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;

  • expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;

  • supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and

  • providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

Community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 per year, per organization, in grant funding.

TakingITGlobal: Rising Youth Grant Program

Groups of youth, age 15 to 30, that want to implement projects in their community are eligible for microgrants of $250, $750, or $1500. Please see below for additional information:

  • Projects must be community service/volunteer related

  • You will need to recruit and involve peers to implement your project

  • Activities cannot include making a donation to a charity or purchases benefitting a single individual

  • Materials and supplies purchased through the project that are left over must be given to community organizations upon completion (e.g., schools, community centers)

Click here for more information about this program and feel free to contact Anusa Sivalingam,, with your questions or for more information.

If you know of any funding that is available for women and would like to share that information, please let us know and we can post it on this page.