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The NWT On the Land Collaborative Fund brings together government, charitable, and other partners in a combined effort to improve the efficiency of accessing money and other resources (such as tools and equipment) for on the land projects. When grantees apply to the fund, applications go to a group of funders who will work together to support projects.

Current Collaborative Fund partners include the Government of the Northwest Territories and Tides Canada, who jointly led the development of the Fund, along with Dominion Diamond Corporation, the NWT Recreation and Parks Association, TNC Canada, the PEW Indigenous Leadership Initiative, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, and Community Advisors from across the NWT. Community Advisors were nominated by regional indigenous governments to provide local context and expertise to the development and implementation of the Fund. GNWT Health and Social Services, GNWT Environment, Natural Resources, and Tides Canada all provide significant in-kind administration with coordination staff support to the Collaborative Fund.

The fund approved 35 applications for a total of $391,850 to support on the land projects in 2016.