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First Nations Home EnergySave
Learning Grant Program


About the Program

The First Nations Home EnergySave (FNHES) Learning Grant Program is a Fraser Basin Council initiative aimed at building the capacity of Indigenous individuals to advance energy efficiency through training and skills development.

The initiative comes under the First Nations Home EnergySave Program, which supports peer learning and shared success stories among BC First Nations communities working to reduce home energy use and build local capacity.

About the Grants

FBC is making a limited number of small financial grants available to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students to assist them in advancing their education or career development. Each Indigenous student can receive up to $1,000 in funding to support energy efficiency-focused learning opportunities. Up to 25% of the grant ($250) can be used to purchase supplies such as books or tools which are required for the learning opportunity.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for a grant, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be an Indigenous individual (First Nations, Métis [Métis Nation of BC verified] or Inuit) residing in British Columbia
  • You must study courses or work in a sector related to energy efficiency, community energy management, or housing/housing maintenance. (Students may be studying at a college, university, skilled trade program, apprenticeship or technology training centre.)

Application Process

To apply for a grant, please complete the online application form and upload a copy of the course/workshop/conference/event information and cost.


Application form

Deadline to Apply

FBC will accept applications on a continuous basis until the funding for the current program year has been exhausted. Applications are currently open!

Application Review and Follow-up

FBC will review your application and aim to respond within two weeks.


Please contact the Program Lead of the First Nations Home EnergySave Program:

Erin Pedersen | E: 


Thanks to Real Estate Foundation of BC, Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation (EMLI), BC Hydro, FortisBC and CMHC for supporting the First Nations Home EnergySave initiative.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.