Provincial grants available for youth-led projects

Telus, Interior Savings and the United Way team for grants for youth 25 and under for community projects...

Youth 25 and under have the chance to receive a grant of up to $1,500 for their own youth-led community project thanks to a partnership between Telus, Interior Savings and the United Way.

Youth Initiative Grant applications are available to youth in the North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap regions until Nov. 30.

Youth working in partnership with registered charities can apply for grants to address important social issues like poverty, diversity, and health and well-being.

Interested youth are invited to contact for an application package.

“A large part of Interior Savings’ community support is focused on providing youth with opportunities to build confidence while learning leadership and life skills,” said Kathy Conway, Interior Savings CEO. “Encouraging personal development and providing a little financial support can help youth achieve remarkable change in their communities.”

Added Steve Jenkins, Telus general manager for B.C. Interior South: “At Telus, we have a philosophy to ‘give where we live’ and it’s encouraging to hear from youth who share this commitment to creating positive and lasting change in their own communities. Youth Initiative grants promote youth involvement and leadership to make a difference – something Telus and our team members truly appreciate and want to support.”

The United Way works to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

United Way affects change in three focus areas: All that kids can be; Poverty to possibility; and Healthy people, strong communities.