City of Kingston Heritage Fund (CKHF)

The City of Kingston Heritage Fund (CKHF) was established by Kingston City Council in 2013 in response to a need identified in the Kingston Culture Plan. It is designed to support groups and organizations that focus on cultural heritage in ways that benefit the community. The program is administered by the Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) on behalf of the City of Kingston. A jury of peers assesses grant applications as part of the CKHF Grant Committees.

A total of $282,662 has been approved for distribution in the 2018-2019 CKHF grant cycle. The application and adjudication process will occur in 2018, and funds will be awarded and available for 2019. The CKHF is designed to deliver both operating and project grant streams.

Operating grant funds are intended to assist in providing a stable base of funding for Kingston’s cultural heritage organizations to enhance their sustainability. Operating grants support core operating expenses and programming costs. Two levels of operating grants are available:

  • Full Operating Grants, not to exceed $75,000
  • Investment Operating Grants, not to exceed $5,000

The 2018-2019 CKHF Operating Grants applications are due Wednesday, Sept. 12 2018.

The CKHF project grant stream provides support to cultural heritage organizations and community organizations operating a heritage or cultural program activity. Both organization specific and collaborative projects will be considered, to a maximum of $20,000 per successful application.

The 2018-2019 CKHF Project Grants applications are due Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.