New GNWT Funding Portal Makes It Easy to Find Government Funding

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Yellowknife — February 27, 2023

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is pleased to announce the launch of a new comprehensive online funding program information portal. Available on the main GNWT website, the new portal will make it easy for residents to find and apply for government funding opportunities.

With over 120 unique funding programs offered by departments and agencies, finding the right funding can be challenging for residents. This user-friendly directory brings all funding programs into one convenient location, allowing residents to quickly find the support they need by filtering through available programs based on who they are and what kind of funding they are looking for.

The program information available through the portal has been standardized and streamlined to provide clear and consistent information on each program’s eligibility criteria, funding amount, application deadline, and application process. This ensures that residents can quickly see what support is available and determine if they are eligible to apply.


“As a government, we are proud to offer numerous funding opportunities that support NWT residents. With this one-stop shop, residents can quickly and easily access information about all of our funding programs in one place. This will make it simpler for residents, including those less comfortable with technology, to find and apply for the funding they need to succeed.”-

- Caroline Cochrane, Premier of the Northwest Territories

Quick facts

  • The GNWT has over 120 unique funding programs that can be accessed by Indigenous governments, community governments, individuals, families, seniors, businesses, groups and non-government organizations.
  • This interactive funding directory replaces the previous funding page, which was a static list of a limited number of GNWT funding opportunities.
  • The new funding portal allows users to narrow down funding opportunities based on who they are (eligibility) and what kind of funding they are looking for (category).

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For media requests, please contact:

Matthew Mallon

Senior Communications Officer

Department of Executive and Indigenous Affairs

Government of the Northwest Territories