Dear Northlea teachers, staff, students, parents and caregivers,

Each year the Northlea Home and School Association (HSA) funds a variety of initiatives that enrich our children’s experience at Northlea. Funds raised by the School community last school year went to many projects that directly benefit the students of our School.

At this time, we are seeking proposals from teachers, staff, students, parents, and all members of the Northlea school community for funding from the monies raised during the 2017-2018 school year. As in past years, the Proposal procedure has evolved to have a direct link with the people and projects we fund, as well as to create a maximum degree of transparency with respect to how our monies-raised are spent.

Anyone connected with Northlea is eligible to apply for funding from the Northlea HSA. However, applications must meet policy and practices of the Toronto District School Board, which states fundraising money is not to be used “to provide resources necessary for the delivery of curriculum or a safe learning environment”. More about this can be found on the TDSB website, at; (P.021 BUS, noting section 3.9).

Proposals cannot be accepted for community-based initiatives as these do not directly benefit or enrich the learning environment of the students at our School. Northlea HSA traditionally passes a motion allocating a percentage of all funds raised for the year to community-based initiatives, once a year, at the Spring Funding Allocation meeting.

Please note that there is no minimum or maximum limit on individual grants. Any project that falls within the above-mentioned guidelines will be considered, no matter how big or small, so put your thinking caps on and start thinking of ways to improve life at Northlea!

Applicants who are awarded a grant are required to report back, in writing, to Northlea HSA within 30 days of receiving the funds detailing exactly how the funds were spent.

To apply, simply fill out the form following on from this letter and submit it via email to the addresses provided.

Please note: Proposals submitted in hard copy may NOT be considered. Proposals must be complete and fully researched: incomplete proposals may NOT be considered.

Proposals are due no later than May 11th, 2018

Proposals meeting the eligibility criteria will be available for review prior to the meeting in hard copy in the School Office and on the School website. Proposals will be voted on at the May 29th, 2018 Home and School Association meeting, and applicants will be notified shortly thereafter regarding the status of their proposal. Funding can be denied, allocated in part, or in full.

Please note: Applicants can be present at the initial stages of the meeting, as there is limited time in the agenda for any questions from the floor, but unless the applicant is a parent or caregiver of a student at Northlea School, they will be asked to leave once the voting starts.

Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the Co-Chairs of the Northlea Home and School Association:

Amy White
Arti Panday


Or the Co-Treasurers:

Sharon Krieger
Angie Kalentzis


We look forward to receiving your proposals, and, good luck!

Northlea Home & School Executive

Click Here to Download the 2018 Proposal Form (Word Document)