Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund Emergency COVID-19
Application
About the fund:
The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund (IPRF) is built upon the resiliency of, and
guided by, Indigenous Peoples to support Indigenous communities through this current public
health crisis.
This fund is different, guided by Indigenous Peoples from the East, South, West and North.
Our goal is to provide needed resources as you navigate this stage of the pandemic. We
trust and understand Indigenous ingenuity, our diversity and respect that you know
your communities better than anyone. The application process is simple and
straightforward.
Emergency Response for Long-term Resilience:
Resilience Fund Support:
Applicants who are seeking support are asked to reflect back to their customary way of life of
living off the land, using the resources provided by taking only what you need, ensuring
resources are left for those who follow you. It is this way of thinking that we are asking you to
use in your application.
In this period of COVID19, through this fund, support would be provided to assist as many
communities as possible. Support ranges from $5,000 to $30,000. More information can be
found at http://www.iprfund.ca
Area of support would be the following, but not limited to:
Operating funds to ensure the ongoing program sustainability of Indigenous-led
organizations, Indigenous community groups, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities
providing local support at a community level that have been affected by COVID-19;
Training and financial support to areas where gaps in funding are needed to strengthen
emergency health care efforts (ex: training of new cleaning procedures)
and health-
related transportation services (ex: purchasing PPE for medical drivers) and community
safety initiatives;
Sustainable access to food and strengthened local food systems (ex: purchasing food to
distribute or cook and distribute to vulnerable groups, and purchasing gardening needs);
Training and infrastructure to help communities overcome technological barriers and
connectivity challenges (ex: purchasing additional connectivity for community social-
distance use, connectivity for summer student support or assisting in training Elders who
would not otherwise use Zoom or social media to get connected);
Innovation in employment, internships and experiential learning, either virtually or through
safe, social-distancing programming;
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Ensuring access to counselling, mental wellness and health supports where there are
gaps in funding available from government programs (ex: provide mental health or
cultural classes virtually to those in need);
Innovative techniques and support for Elders and Healers who provide counselling,
traditional medicines and teachings to youth in their communities;
Request for funding to fulfill a gap where a shortage of funding for a specific program
has been received from another foundation or organization.
We recommend reading the Applicant Guide before starting your application.
We are accepting
applications using this form, please fill out and email to
(info@iprfund.ca) or fax 1-613-280-1553. To verbally apply please call 613-262-3089
to book a video/phone call.
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Contact Information:
1. Name of Group/Organization:
Name of Contact & Role:
Address:
Phone/Fax:
Email:
2. Where will your project take place (Nation territory, Province, City/Town, Postal Code)?
Application Information
Application: to support you in this process we do not expect you to write a 10-page document.
However, we do ask you to please answer the following questions in the best way for you. In the
spirit of our oral traditions a verbal application can be arranged. Please use these questions as
a guideline and please book a time to call (see end of document for contact information) if you
wish to do a verbal application.
3. Please describe the challenge that COVID-19 has brought to your community and your
response. (Please add in what, if anything, you have done so far and if you have partners.)
4. What type of group are you?
Youth Council
Community Group
Indigenous communities that
are qualified donees.
Incorporated/ Registered
Group
Collective
Collective
Grassroots OrganizationGrassroots Organization
Other
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A qualified donee is an organization that can issue official donation receipts for gifts it receives from individuals
and corporations.
5. Is your group/organization Indigenous-led (meaning are decisions and direction provided by
Indigenous peoples)? If yes, please share how decisions are made.
7. Is your community currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak or an increase?
Yes
No
8. Is this an urgent social-economical or medical need?
Yes
No
9. Do you have any current partners or have you been supported by other funders?
If yes, please share who they are and amount of support.
6. Do you have a charitable number or are partnering with someone who is a qualified donee
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. If
yes, please provide the charitable number and name of qualified donee here:
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Yes
No (if no, that's okay please continue)
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10. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about this challenge or your response?
11. Please provide the start and end date: (project must be complete before December 31, 2020)
Budget Template:
When filling this out please think about how the budget relates to the work you will be doing, for
example: what is the duration for the initiative, how are you going to use the funds, what do you need to
purchase, and are you paying people (example: salaries or honorariums).
Amount Need Description of expense Duration
Ex: $1000 Salaries Salaries for 2 people
2 weeks (mid to end of
June)
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1. How did you use the support that was provided?
2. Were you able to implement your response within budget you submitted for the
application? If you deviated from the budget, how and why were those deviations made?
3. Did you have any difficulty in implementing your response to COVID-19?
4. How has the support provided made a difference to your group/community?
5. Please share your successes, challenges and learnings.
6. If you had a partner or another funder, how did you use their support in your response?
7. Please provide us with any feedback on how we can improve. (Example: the application or
reporting process.)
Reporting Requirements:
Should your application be accepted the IPRF will ask you to report on the use of the funds
provided. Honouring our oral traditions, we invite you to answer the questions through video/phone
call or share a video (max 3-5 min). Please email: info@iprfund.ca to schedule a time.
Or if you prefer writing, we will be looking for answers to these questions (maximum 400 words per
question.)
13. In the spirit of sharing how communities are responding to COVID-19 could we share
your story? If yes, we will let you know who it was shared with.
Yes
No
12. Would you be willing for us to share this application with other potential funders? If yes,
we will let you know who it was shared with.
Yes
No
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By email at info@iprfund.ca
By fax 1-613-280-1553
By mail, please send to: IPRF ℅ 1035 Bank St. #302, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5K3
By video. Not as comfortable with written communication? No problem, feel free to
send us a 3 min video, share your YouTube video link or email/call to set up a time to
orally provide your application (please note we will record for transcribing purposes.) Note
you will still need to send your budget.
Application Timelines:
The first call out will begin Tuesday, June 16th and will be ongoing. Adjudication will take
place bi-weekly and we will follow up with an email or letter to everyone with results.
As the curve of the pandemic changes, so will the response of the fund – moving from
emergency funding to sustainability funding towards planning for the future. Please return to the
website for updates.
Contact:
Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund, ℅ 1035 Bank Street #302, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5K3
Email: info@iprfund.ca
Wanda Brascoupé cell: 1-613-262-3089
How to Apply:
We wish for y
ou to apply in the best and simplest way for you and your organization/group,
please choose one of the following:
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