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Get funding for your community

All connected for good means connecting for good in communities worldwide, especially when it comes to empowering vulnerable populations through technology. With our help, you can make a difference.

How does it work?

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Read the guidelines and deadlines below

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Go through the online application process

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Receive funds for your organization

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Help us build stronger communities

Guidelines

TELUS Community Grants

At TELUS, we give where we live. That’s why we put community funding in the hands of local leaders. TELUS has eight regional community action teams in Canada, as well as five community boards internationally. With each unique community come unique needs. We fund programs that best meet our vision and clearly demonstrate the criteria outlined below:

  • Focus on enabling youth to succeed

  • Aligns with our interest in health and education

  • Demonstrates technological innovation in program delivery

  • Defines and measures social outcomes

Canadian Community Boards

Our 13 Community Boards across Canada help allocate TELUS Friendly Future Foundation funds, ensuring that projects, places and people that need the Foundation’s support the most receive funding. Visit the Foundation to find your community board.

TELUS Community Action Teams

Community Action teams serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards, contributing thousands of dollars to hundreds of Canadian registered charities and non-profit organizations. TELUS Community Action Teams will consider requests for funding up to $5,000.

TELUS International Community Boards

Each year, TELUS International invests hundreds of thousands of dollars in the Philippines, Central America and Eastern Europe to registered charities through our five TELUS International Community Boards. The maximum investment our international Community Boards will consider is $5,000, with a maximum of two per year funded at $10,000.

A few things you should know:

  • Charities can apply once a year in each city and we only consider single-year requests

  • Charities can apply for a second consecutive year of funding if:

  • The evaluation report received by TELUS, shows exemplary results of how previous funding was used

  • There is a new component to the program that will enhance or expand its scope and the charity agrees to seek other funding to make the program sustainable

  • The request is to support an entirely different program than what was funded previously

  • Funding for capital investments must directly support youth and involve technology and/or social innovation

  • Operating costs directly associated with program delivery are eligible for support, including salaries or space dedicated to a program. Ineligible operating costs are those which support the charity as a whole, including utilities and overhead salaries

  • Community foundations are eligible for funding only if a specific program managed by the foundation fits within existing funding guidelines. Support for a capital campaign or general donation is outside of funding guidelines and therefore ineligible.

Organizations and programs that would be considered ineligible:

  • Religious or sectarian organizations (except where they represent non-denominational community and social support services), advocacy and special interest groups

  • In-kind donations such as local or long-distance telephone services, or requests for reduced rates on telecommunication rates or services

  • Retroactive requests or events and activities that take place outside of Canada

  • Funding for individuals or competitive sports teams, goodwill advertising, travel expenses, field trips, tours, ticket purchases, funding to attend conferences or seminars, workshops, beauty pageants

TELUS Community Board: 2019 application deadlines

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

International

Philippines Community Board

  • February 28
  • June 15
  • September 30

El Salvador Community Board

  • March 31
  • July 31

Guatemala Community Board

  • March 31
  • August 30

Bulgaria Community Board

  • January 3
  • May 24
  • September 27

Romania Community Board

  • February 22
  • June 14
  • September 6

Ready to get started?

We want your application to be successful and this process to be effortless. To help you prepare, a list of questions and instructions are available for you to download and read. You’ll be directed to this helpful link once you click on “Apply now.” As you complete the application, you’ll be asked to provide detailed information about your organization. In most cases the online application can be completed in about 30 minutes.

Apply now

Please note: The TELUS Community Boards only grant funds to registered Canadian charities that support youth programming. The TELUS Community Boards are unable to support requests for sponsorships. If your organization has a sponsorship opportunity you would like TELUS to consider, please apply using our online sponsorship submission process.

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