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Schools served by the Limestone District School Board are eligible to submit grant applications to the Limestone Learning Foundation in the focus areas of the Arts, Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Technology. 

The Foundation does not fund resources or programs that are normally provided by the Government of Ontario and Ministry of Education, or school budgets. It is not the intent of the Foundation to replace traditional funding for education.

Applications for grants are accepted twice a year, and awarded bi-annually in April and December.

Criteria for Foundation Support

To qualify for Foundation support, your application must:

  • Enhance educational opportunities for students in the Limestone District School Board
  • Support an initiative in the Arts, Literacy, Numeracy, Science & Technology
  • Have a signature indicating review by a Principal or Superintendent of the LDSB
  • Indicate a specific purpose and a specific period of time
  • Indicate how students will actually be involved in the project and what they will be doing
  • Lend itself to the completing of a Project Summary Report, to be submitted upon completion of the project
  • Lend itself to being publicly promoted and/or showcased by the Limestone Learning Foundation


We thank all participants for their interest and effort.



Grant Review Process

Following receipt of applications, volunteer grant review teams (comprised of educators, administrators, school council representatives, community volunteers, etc.) thoroughly review each application and make their recommendations to the Allocations Committee at a Summary Review Meeting. At this time, each application is discussed and debated from various perspectives and final recommendations are arrived at. These may include:

  • Recommended at full or partial funding (these are seen to be the strongest applications);
  • To be considered at full or partial funding (these are seen to be good applications, but not quite as strong - if there are sufficient funds available, they may be approved);
  • Not recommended at this time (these applications may be weak or incomplete with insufficient information, they may be requesting funds for something LLF does not fund, or they may simply need some "tweaking" for re-submission).

Each application is subsequently reviewed by a Superintendent of the Limestone District School Board to ensure all educational aspects are met, or or to add information of which the review teams might not be aware. The recommendations are then presented to the Learning Foundation's Board of Directors for final approval. 

Schools may submit as many applications as they wish in each granting period, and there is no limit as to how many projects a school may be funded for over time. 

It is expected that, upon completion of the project, a Project Summary Report will be submitted to the Foundation indicating how funds were ultimately spent and what the outcomes of the project were.

If you require further assistance, please contact us.

Grant Application Form


Deadline for current applications:
5 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2018

Application Form:
LLF_Grant Application_fillable.pdf

Summary Report
LLF Project Summary Report_fillable.pdf

Please forward applications and summary reports to:
Limestone Learning Foundation via email