First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund


The First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) promotes increased Aboriginal community participation in the clean energy sector within their asserted traditional territories and treaty areas.

Funding categories:

  • Capacity funding
  • Equity funding 
  • Revenue sharing

Special Requirements

Fund eligibility criteria restricts applicants to Aboriginal communities in British Columbia falling into one of the following categories:

  • A First Nation “band” as defined by the Indian Act (Canada)
  • A person, other than a natural person, that is determined by the Government of B.C. for the purposes of the FNCEBF Program to represent the collective interests of a community that is comprised of Aboriginal individuals or
  • A corporation that is wholly owned by one or more Aboriginal communities 
  • The proposed project must be located in B.C.

Last updated: April 10, 2017