Shelter Funding

What is the Small Community Homelessness Fund (SCHF)?

The goal of the Small Community Homelessness Fund (SCHF) is to provide NWT communities (excluding Yellowknife) with funding for projects that address shelter and support needs for individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

The GNWT recognizes that the most effective way to address homelessness in communities is to support locally developed initiatives to provide effective solutions to complicated issues; for example, community planning to reduce homelessness, food programs, community kitchens and food banks, supplies to support individuals, clothing or furniture banks, rent banks & vouchers, accommodation costs and partial operation costs, and projects identified by communities that address their specific needs for adults and/or youth.

Who is eligible for the Small Community Homelessness Fund (SCHF)?

Funding from the Small Community Homelessness Fund is available to community organizations such as: Non-government organizations* (NGOs), Community governments, and Indigenous Governments and partnerships of these groups will also be considered.

*Non-Government Organizations must be up to date with Corporate Registries.

What funding is available?

Community organizations can apply for and receive multi-year funding of up to three years with a possibility of renewal at the end of the three year period.

Organizations that have been approved for multi-year funding do not need to reapply every year but do need to report the projects outcomes annually.

How do I apply?

All eligible applications from small communities will be considered by the NWTHC through year round (rolling) applications. If you have questions about any of this program, please contact the NWTHC at 1-844-698-4663.