The County of Prince Edward Public Library is delighted to announce that our project, “A Place for YOUth” is one of twenty-one projects receiving funding from The Commonwell. Read more from the announcement below.
21 COMMUNITY PROJECTS FIND FUNDING FROM LOCAL INSURER THE COMMONWELL GIVES BACK $1 MILLION TO ONTARIO COMMUNITIES
LINDSAY, ON – JANUARY 10, 2022: During nearly two years of COVID lock downs and restrictions, community support and locally driven projects that foster learning, education and engagement have become more important than ever before. After seeing many of these important local causes financially suffer during COVID, The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group stepped in with a new program to fund such causes throughout ‘Commonwell Country;’ (the smaller places and wide-open spaces of Eastern, Central and Western Ontario that the Commonwell serves.)
The new philanthropy initiative: L.E.A.F. (Learning and Engagement Accelerator Fund) is being used to help upgrade, update and even build new facilities or programming where communities come together to learn, share, play and gather.
Today, the Commonwell named 21 community projects that will be funded by the initiative as a result of an online nomination and submission process that completed in December.
“We were overwhelmed with over 120 applications requesting over $5 Million for this inaugural year of L.E.A.F. Fund grants,” said Tim Shauf, President and CEO of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group. “We couldn’t think of a more important way to give-back to our communities than by supporting these important local causes that give residents food, exercise, education and entertainment.”