The City of Kingston Heritage Fund

The City of Kingston Heritage Fund (CKHF) provides support for museums, heritage projects, cultural groups and historical societies to improve how Kingston’s stories are told locally and to the world. Operating grants help provide a stable base of funding for cultural heritage organizations in Kingston to support their long-term sustainability and capacity building. Project Grants nurture and support cultural heritage initiatives in Kingston. A total of $338,773 has been approved to support the City of Kingston Heritage Fund in 2019-2020. Project grants awarded typically represent 25% of available funds, while operating grants typically represent 75% of available funds.

CKHF is administered by the Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) to ensure that the Heritage Fund supports and nurtures the capacity of Kingston’s cultural heritage sector. While CKHF is administered by KAM, the applications are reviewed using a peer assessment process that engages stakeholders from across Kingston as jury members. Jury members are themselves representative of the heritage sector in the City of Kingston and are selected for their knowledge, awareness of the City of Kingston context and the broader heritage environment and, where possible, are reflective of the gender, demographic and cultural diversity of Kingston itself.

The City of Kingston Arts Fund 

The City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF)  provides grants to local arts organizations and projects to foster creativity at all levels and enrich how Kingston residents experience and engage with the arts. Since its inception in 2007, CKAF has provided a mechanism for the City to invest in the arts and arts organizations with more than $500,000 committed annually to support a combination of both operational and project funding. CKAF’s objectives are to nurture the capacity of the arts, artists, and arts sector in Kingston while fostering creativity, encouraging social cohesion, enhancing quality of life, and stimulating economic development through direct investment.  CKAF is adminstered by the Kingston Arts Council (KAC).  For more information about this grant program, please visit KAC's website:



  • Kingston
  • The Great Waterway
  • Tourism Kingston
  • Ontario Heritage Trust