Valentine’s Day Special for schools that LOVE reading

indigo love reading logoHappy Valentine’s Day, Funds Fans!  Here’s a lovely rose of a fund 🙂

For those who wish to encourage reading, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is now accepting grant applications.  If your school identifies as high-needs, if you are passionate about literacy and if you believe your students and the greater community would benefit from a Love of Reading grant, then you are encouraged to apply.  Deadline to apply: Friday, February 28th, 2014.

Qualifying schools are those that are challenged by socio-economic factors that put their children at higher risk. These factors may include a higher than average number of children from single-parent families, families with lower education levels or lower income levels. The children may face cultural, language or other barriers to learning. Any high-needs school that is working hard to foster a culture of literacy despite the challenges has the potential to be a Love of Reading school.

Love of Reading schools receive funding over a three-year period. For each of the three years, the school receives 10 per cent of the funds in the form of cash to spend on any special projects they believe will promote literacy: after-school activity groups; visits by special guest speakers and artists; anything that promotes a love of reading. They receive the remaining 90 per cent of the grant in the form of a credit redeemable for new books and learning materials at Indigo, Chapters and Coles book stores.

There it is, folks! Go get it!

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