Energize learning in your community with a Commonwell L.E.A.F. grant!
L.E.A.F. is back this fall with $300,000 in grants available for community projects that support learning and capacity improvements for our communities to thrive in the long-term. Since 2021, the Commonwell L.E.A.F. Initiative has provided funds for upgrades, programming and retrofits to places where communities learn, grow and build together.
HOW THE COMMONWELL L.E.A.F INITIATIVE WORKS
Submit a Project
Submitting a project isn’t complicated, but does require some thought up front. Get started and we’ll guide you through each step to help ensure you include everything required in order to have your project considered for a L.E.A.F. grant. The Commonwell will award L.E.A.F. grants based on the assessment of the impact the project will have on learning and engagement in the community, the demonstration of project of viability, the demonstrated need for funding and community support. Submissions close November 10, 2022.
Support a Project
Eligible project submissions are strengthened when they’re backed by community supporters. That’s you! Add support to a project by spreading the word on social media, uploading a photo, leaving an encouraging comment or writing a short story about why this project matters to your community. Find a project in your community using the map search tool below and start supporting! Community Support closes November 15, 2022.
What facilities, community centres or education spaces could use programming or space improvements to accelerate learning and engagement in your community? Where do you need more room, more capacity, better environments? And how will you put the grant to work to grow the community resiliency that comes from learning, working and connecting together? Here are some ideas to help you get started.
2021 COMMONWELL L.E.A.F. GRANT RECIPIENTS
These 21 inspiring, community lead projects across the province earned L.E.A.F. Grants in 2021. Explore each one to learn more about how learning and engagement will be reenergized in these communities and to get ideas.
- Build Back Better with Kingston Gets Active
- Troy Scott Community Fridge Expansion
- Launchpad 2.0
- Orangeville Public Library Creation Lab (makerspace)
- Killaloe Pathways Park
- Bridging the Digital Divide in Rural Cramahe Township
- The TRACKS tipi – A space where Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth build relationships
- The South Lanark Community Garden Off Grid Greenhouse, Solar, Water Reservoir Project
- ‘ The Completion of the Tatlock Hall “Field of Dreams” ‘
- Richmond Legacy Pavilion
- The Library: A Place for YOUth
- The Sharing Place Meals 4 Change Community Kitchen
- Kars Community Rink Improvement
- PSPL Kids’ Portal: Escape into Knowledge
- Refreshing the Technology Centre at the Whitestone Public Library
- The Drop
- Glen Walter Regional Park Tennis Court Resurfacing
- A Community Hub/Young Adult Centre and Affordable Housing for Gravenhurst
- Revitalization of Woodville/Eldon Community Centre
- Avonmore Community Park Concrete Pad
- Alexandria Skate Park Expansion