Within Halton, there is economic diversity from community to community. Some school communities and parent councils have a harder time than others raising funds to assist with additional purchases above and beyond core education funding.
Engagement Funds available through the Halton Learning Foundation enable HDSB schools to purchase needed resources and fund educational programs and experiences. This ensures all students have equitable opportunities to develop critical 21st century skills. In 2021, HLF will provide grants in the following areas:
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Equity and Inclusion
Arts and Music
Several of these priority areas mirror the HDSB's Multi-Year Plan which can be found at https://www.hdsb.ca/our-board/Pages/Multi-Year-Plan-2020-2024.aspx
Submissions are due on November 19, 2021.
Grant applications are reviewed by a committee comprised of principals from both elementary and secondary schools.
Important: If a school has received funds from the Eliminating Barriers Fund or other funding areas during the school year this DOES NOT exclude the school from applying for or receiving a grant from this grant process.