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United Way youth-led project grants available
Grants are now available for up to $1,500 to support community youth-led projects supported by a partnership between United Way, Telus and Interior Savings Credit Union.
Applications are available to youth 25 and under in age from the Central and South Okanagan Similkameen region until the Jan. 17, 2014 deadline. Youth working in partnership with registered charities can apply for grants to address important social issues like poverty, diversity, and health.
Interested youth are invited to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application package, or visit the United Way of the Central and South Okanagan website to download the application.
According to Kathy Conway, Interior Savings chief executive officer: “A large part of Interior Savings’ community support is focused on providing youth with opportunities to build confidence while learning leadership and life skills. Encouraging personal development and providing a little financial support can help youth achieve remarkable change in their communities.”
“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," said Steve Jenkins, Telus general manager for the B.C. Interior South region.
"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 strong communities.