[KINGSTON, ONT./ 13 January 2021] The City of Kingston Heritage Fund (CKHF) is proud to present a total of $331,972 to 10 Kingston community organizations, dedicated to enriching the cultural heritage sector.

 THE CKHF has provided funding for both projects and operations on an annual basis since 2014 to Kingston museums, cultural heritage projects and organizations.  Since this time, the Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites has worked in partnership with the City of Kingston to develop and administer this community grant program.

 Jamie McKenzie-Naish, the Managing Director of KAM states, “KAM is pleased and privileged to work in partnership with the City of Kingston to deliver and promote this important municipal funding program.  KAM’s mission is to champion, nurture and amplify the vibrancy and diversity within Kingston’s cultural heritage sector. It’s been a challenging time for the Kingston community, and it is wonderful to know that the Kingston community will benefit and enjoy the innovative work and efforts of these cultural heritage organizations, made possible through the CKHF.”

 “Community museums, historic sites, art galleries and cultural heritage projects are essential contributors to Kingston’s vibrant community and frontline products in the recovery of Kingston’s tourism and hospitality markets. These organizations, spaces and projects build community by creating meaningful and human connections between heritage sites, history and identity. The City of Kingston Heritage Fund continues to provide a sustained source of funding that allows the cultural sector to leverage municipal investments to enhance their profile, capacity, impact, relevance and sustainability," explains Jennifer Campbell, Manager of Cultural Heritage at the City of Kingston.


Watch the CKHF 2021 Award Video here.


City of Kingston Heritage Fund 2021 Recipients


Full Operating Grant Recipients

Beyond Classrooms Kingston


Frontenac County Schools Museum


Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston


Kingston Historical Society c/o Murney Tower Museum


Museum of Healthcare at Kingston


Total Awarded



Investment Operating Grant Recipients 

Kingston Regional Heritage Fair


Kingston Scouts Museum


Total Awarded



Project Grant Recipients

“Kingston, the Limestone City: a Study of the Stone Buildings in the Kingston Region” – Frontenac Heritage Foundation


“The Spire: Telling our Stories” – Friends of the Spire, Inc.


“Threads of History through the Limestone City (Phase 1)” – Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners


Total Awarded




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