Apply for funding

The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is an independent registered charity dedicated to funding health, education and technology focused charitable programs for at-risk youth in communities across Canada.


National, Territorial and Provincial Grants

Registered Canadian charities with a national, territorial or provincial scope are invited to apply for single-year funding of up to $200,000. These grants support education, health and technology initiatives for at-risk youth.

Community Grants

Registered Canadian charities in a TELUS Community Board region are invited to apply for single-year funding of up to $20,000 supporting local education, health or technology programs for at-risk youth.

How to get funding

To apply for a grant:

1

Review the criteria and deadlines below

2

Complete the online application process

3

Receive funds for your organization

4

Help us build stronger communities

 

How to get funding for a National, Territorial and Provincial Grant 

We fund national, territorial and provincial initiatives from $20,000 up to $200,000 that enable at-risk youth to reach their full potential through education, health and technology initiatives. Our goal is to support as many registered charities as possible; as such, please review all the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation funding channels available and apply to only one funding channel per calendar year.

Funding criteria

In order to receive funding, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Your organization must have charitable status (registered by the Canada Revenue Agency) and be directly involved in the delivery of the program

  • Eligible programs must be national, territorial or province-wide in scope, or be part of a coalition of organizations that will jointly undertake activities

  • Programs should offer innovative approaches to addressing the needs of those being served, preferably through the use of technology

  • Your organization has not applied to any TELUS Friendly Future Foundation funding channel more than once per calendar year and your organization has not received a grant from any TELUS Friendly Future Foundation funding channel within the past 24 months

Requests considered ineligible for National/Territorial/Provincial grants include:

  • Fiduciary intermediary relationships, where a non-profit organization leverages the charitable status of another registered charity

  • Community-based programs of religious organizations that are unable to show a history of non-denominational participation by the broader community

  • Programs with an active grant application to any other funding channel of the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation

  • Requests for TELUS products and services or laptops, tablets and mobile phones

  • Requests for sponsorships, advertising, retroactive funding and international programs

  • Requests for capital campaigns, endowments or debt reduction campaigns

Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed three times per year. Please allow 12 weeks following the application deadline to receive a response regarding your application status. Applications are due by midnight (your local time) on the following dates:  

  • February 28, 2021

  • May 1, 2021

  • September 1, 2021

 

How to get funding for a Community Grant

The TELUS Community Boards provide a collaborative and unique funding model enabling  local community leaders  to make recommendations on grants supporting at-risk youth across Canada. Canadian registered charities that offer community-based health, education or technology programs for at-risk youth are eligible to apply.

Our goal is to support as many registered charities as possible; as such, please review all the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation funding channels available and apply to only one funding channel per calendar year.

Funding criteria

To qualify for funding, your organization meets the following criteria:  

  • You are a Canada Revenue Agency registered charity located and operating within a TELUS Community Board region with a stated focus on serving at-risk youth

  • Your program will achieve success with a single-year grant of up to $20,000, with the exception of the TELUS Barrie & Simcoe County Community Board whose maximum grant is $10,000

  • Your programs create measurable community health and technology outcomes

  • Your organization has not applied to any TELUS Friendly Future Foundation funding channel more than once per calendar year and your organization has not received a grant from any TELUS Friendly Future Foundation funding channel within the past 24 months

Requests considered ineligible for TELUS Community Board grants include: 

  • Fiduciary intermediary relationships, where a non-profit organization leverages the charitable status of another registered charity

  • Community-based programs of religious organizations that are unable to show a history of non-denominational participation by the broader community

  • Programs with an active grant application to any other funding channel of the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation

  • Requests for TELUS products and services or laptops, tablets and mobile phones

  • Requests for sponsorships, advertising, retroactive funding and international programs

  • Requests for capital campaigns, endowments or debt reduction campaigns

Application deadlines

Please note: The application deadline time on the dates listed is midnight in the local time zone.

British Columbia

Vancouver Community Board

  • January 7

  • March 18

  • July 29

  • September 9

Vancouver Island Community Board

  • April 5

  • August 9

  • September 27

Thompson Okanagan Community Board

  • January 28

  • April 6

  • September 9

Alberta

Edmonton Community Board

  • March 9

  • July 7

  • September 7

Calgary Community Board

  • March 22

  • July 13

  • September 20

Manitoba

Manitoba Community Board

  • December 31

  • March 18

  • August 19

Ontario

Greater Toronto Area Community Board

  • January 27

  • March 30

  • August 4

  • September 14

Barrie and Simcoe County Community Board

  • April 7

  • September 22

Ottawa Community Board

  • January 28

  • March 11

  • August 26

Quebec

Montreal Community Board

  • January 10

  • March 21

  • July 15

  • September 19

Rimouski Community Board

  • January 21

  • April 29

  • September 30

Quebec City Community Board

  • January 28

  • April 22

  • October 7

Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada Community Board

  • January 15

  • June 1

  • October 1