Youth Contributions Program

What is it?

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs encourages and supports community governments and organizations involved in the development and delivery of activities directed to youth.  The Youth Contribution Program is geared to people under 25 years of age and is intended for community governments or registered non-profit territorial, regional and community based organizations providing specific programs or services to youth. 

What is the purpose?

It supports initiatives that promote positive lifestyles to improve the quality of life and well-being of youth in their communities.

Eligibility Requirements

Approved projects held within the Northwest Territories may receive up to 75% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $5,000.  Approved projects held outside the Northwest Territories may receive up to 50% of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $4,000.

Eligible Projects

  • Developmental activities of youth-serving organizations, including annual general meetings and conferences, and the development of plans for those organizations;
  • Traditional Aboriginal cultural events;
  • School-related extra-curricular activities and trips or youth trips sponsored by other organizations; and
  • New and innovative projects to improve lifestyle choices for youth.


  • The following criteria must be met:

  • Focus on activities and initiatives that create a long-term commitment to positive lifestyle choices for youth;
  • Provide positive benefits to five (5) or more youth.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted 6 weeks in advance of the project start date. Interested organizations can contact us by email at: for additional information.

Youth Contributions Funding Guidelines: Youth Contributions Funding Guidelines.pdf

Youth Contributions Application Form: Youth Contributions Application_Fillable.pdf