Students across the Halton District School Board will benefit from more than $128,000 in school grants recently awarded by the Halton Learning Foundation (HLF).

The grants will support programs and learning resources in Media Literacy, Numeracy, Mental Wellness, Physical Education, Arts and Music and the Environment. Sixty-one elementary and secondary schools across Halton received at least one of the 114 grants, which ranged in amount from $250 to $8,000.

“The mandate of HLF is to help level the playing field for the students and schools of the HDSB,” says Lesley Mansfield, executive director of the Halton Learning Foundation.

“One of the ways we do this is by partnering with local businesses and individuals who want to invest in education. Their support allows HLF to offer grants to schools that would like to introduce new programs and resources, but either don’t have money in the budget or don’t have the capacity to fundraise for these learning opportunities. Funds from HLF help to close that gap.”