July 5, 2019, Iqaluit, NU – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) now has a year-round open application process for the Ilagiiktunut Fund for funding proposals as part of the funding cycle 2019-20.
The Ilaigiiktunut Fund is an element of the Mary River Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA). It has been established by the joint contributions of Baffinland Iron Mine Corporation (BIMC) and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. The fund itself is administered by QIA.
The Fund has been established because QIA and Inuit have recognized the need to make important improvements in community capacity, particularly in this period of growth and change brought on by natural resource developments, within the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut. The five communities are eligible under this Fund are; Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Hall Beach, Igloolik and Pond Inlet.
How to Apply:
Please review Illagiiktunut Funding Guidelines on QIA’s website at www.qia.ca before preparing a proposal, and to be sure to download the Ilagiiktunut Fund Application Package (Level 1 up to $30,000 and $30,000 and up) from the QIA’s website or request one in writing or by phone from QIA or your Community Liaison Officer.
Prospective applicants are also encouraged to contact the QIA Community Development Coordinator, Nala Sagiatook, email at email@example.com or call 867- 975-8440 when developing proposals to ensure completeness accuracy and funding eligibility.
It is recommended to submit funding proposal at least four weeks prior to planned project start date, to give adequate time for review and screening by Committee.
Proposals can be submitted using any one of the following methods:
• By email at firstname.lastname@example.org
• By fax to (867) 979-3238
• In person at QIA or to a QIA Community Liaison Officer or
• By regular mail to:
Ilagiiktunut- Community Development Coordinator
Qikiqtani Inuit Association
P.O. Box 1340 Iqaluit, NU
For more information, please contact:
Sima Sahar Zerehi, Director of Communications, Qikiqtani Inuit Association