LDSB to Award $45,000 to Innovation Projects

Published on: 2011/04/12 - in Releases

The Limestone Learning Foundation (LLF) will award close to $45,000 in grants to learning projects promoting healthy living, solar energy, character education, publishing, and artistic performance, to name a few at the Spring Grant Presentations today, April 12th, at 4:30pm in Cataraqui Woods Elementary School [map].

The Limestone Learning Foundation makes learning come alive.  LLF projects are special programs that enrich a child’s learning experience, and have a spark of inspiration or excitement about them — a little twist that makes the learning enticing and fun.

The LLF will also honour and recognize some significant community partnerships including: the Taylor Allan Memorial Fund; the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association, along with a presentation from the LLF sponsored “Kayaks for Kids” project.

The Limestone Learning Foundation was created in 1999 and separately incorporated as the charitable arm of the Limestone District School Board under the stewardship of a community-based, volunteer Board of Directors. The objective of the Limestone Learning Foundation is to raise funds for special educational projects in the areas of Literacy & Numeracy, Science & Technology, the Arts, and Innovative Practices.

Funds raised by the Limestone Learning Foundation are only used to provide our students with exciting, enhanced learning opportunities and cannot be used for regular Board expenses, which remain the responsibility of the provincial government. To date, more than $1.1 million has been granted to over 460 projects in schools and education centres throughout the Limestone District.