MTS Launches $100K Community Grant Program

Pierre Blouin - Robb Nash
MTS Allstream CEO Pierre Blouin (left) and musician Robb Nash at MTS’ launch of its new community investment program focused on youth, Monday, December 9, 2013. (HANDOUT)

MTSMTS has launched a community investment program to provide Manitoba youth with opportunities and promote positive social change.

Future First will award $100,000 in grants each year to youth-servicing organizations who make an impact in the community to assist youth.

The program will also encourage and support MTS employee and retiree volunteerism and fundraising at other community-building events throughout the province. Proceeds from the MTS cell phone recycling program will also be channeled towards Future First.

“Future First grants will put funds in the hands of organizations that are truly making the province a vibrant place for young people to pursue their goals,” said Pierre Blouin, MTS Allstream CEO. “It will be a privilege to support these organizations and help them continue their important work.”

Ten community organizations will receive $10,000 each to further their work. Details on the application process will be announced early next year. Grants will be awarded annually on Manitoba Day, May 12.