Foundation / Corporation
Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) - City of Kingston Heritage Fund (CKHF)
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Grants of up to $75,000 to Kingston, Ontario nonprofit organizations that provide cultural and heritage programming to local communities to support general operations and strengthen capacity. Funding is intended to assist organizations with operational stability, and to enable development and delivery of their programs and services in the community. Cultural heritage includes activities that present the traditions and historical practices of the community. Operating grants will support core operating expenses and programming costs, in line with CKHF objectives.
City of Kingston Objectives:
(i) Culture and creativity are important sources of wealth creation and are being leveraged to develop community vitality;
(ii) Align tourism marketing and attraction strategies, creating greater return-on- investment and refocusing marketing strategies;
(iii) Create awareness and civic pride in local history and heritage;
(iv) Heritage and culture are key to a vibrant community and are economic drivers for the local economy;
(v) Enhance Kingston’s distinctive identity, enrich the cultural life of residents and attract newcomers, audiences and visitors from around the world;
(vi) Build the creative experiences that are the basis of an authentic tourism strategy;
(vii) Embrace Kingston’s powerful historical narrative, built heritage, and natural heritage features, as unique resources that can be used to tell Kingston’s stories;
(viii) Use cultural heritage to enhance the reputation of the City of Kingston as a community where history and innovation thrive; and
(ix) Support initiatives that align with the City’s strategic objectives and promotion of heritage and cultural vitality.
Cultural Heritage Sector Objectives:
(i) leverage municipal investments in museums, heritage projects, cultural groups and historical societies, to increase their profile, capacity, impact, relevance, and sustainability;
(ii) encourage the development and creation of innovative cultural heritage programming and initiatives that promote cultural vitality;
(iii) increase access to quality local cultural heritage activities;
(iv) support and promote the preservation, protection, documentation and conservation of significant Kingston artifacts and archival materials;
(v) develop the means of organizing, collecting, and interpreting Kingston’s stories, both tangible and intangible, and engaging the community at all levels of the process;
(vi) encourage collaboration with other orders of government, and the business and community sectors;
(vii) seek professional development opportunities that benefit the cultural heritage sector, in collaboration with other stakeholders; and
(viii) nurture the capacity and quality of heritage in Kingston, while fostering
The following expenses are deemed eligible for funding under the CKHF Operating Grant stream:
(i) rent, lease, or mortgage and utility costs;
(ii) financial management;
(iii) staff salaries and wages;
(iv) liability insurance;
(v) office supplies;
(vi) exhibit and program development costs;
(vii) professional development costs; and
(viii) property maintenance, security, and cleaning.
GrantWatch ID#: 146564
Full Operating Grants are not to exceed $75,000.
CKHF operating grants will provide funding in single-year increments. Those organizations in receipt of a CKHF Operating Grant will be eligible to reapply in the following year. No grant will be made retroactively, or to fund deficits or shortfalls.
Grants are to be spent during the organization’s 12-month fiscal year ending prior to 31 December 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie McKenzie-Naish, CKHF Grant Review Officer
Office: (613) 507-4014
Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites, Inc.
837 Princess St. Suite 203A
Kingston, ON K7L 1G8