Apply for an Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Grant

We are making an investment in the future of our children. Early literacy is the basis of self-esteem and a clear indicator of future success.

Heather Reisman,
CEO of Indigo Books & Music Inc.

Do you think your school could be an Indigo Love of Reading Foundation school? The only way to find out is to apply!

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, we encourage you to apply.

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.

Becoming a Love of Reading school can mean so much to a child and the community they live in. If you know of a school that would benefit from a Love of Reading grant, please send them a link to this page and encourage them to apply.

The 2016 Literacy Fund grant application is now available! Review the Tips & Suggestions document below to help you prepare your application. Read through the sample application from a previous grant recipient to help you and your literacy team get started.
The deadline for applications is Friday, February 19th 2016, at midnight (EST) - remember creative pieces to showcase your schools commitment to literacy are encouraged but not required!

2016 Grant Application

Tips & Suggestions

Sample Application

The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is a registered charitable organization established in 2004
to help provide new books and learning materials to Canadian elementary schools in need.