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First Nations Home EnergySave Learning Grant Program

Learning grants 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 Coordinator for the First Nations Home EnergySave Program:
Alwyn Rutherford  |  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.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

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

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

FBC Program Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

Contact Us

FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

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

T: 604 488-5350