Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Military Communications & Electronics Museum

City of Kingston Heritage Fund Awards $338,976 for 2020

KINGSTON, ONT./ December 18th 2019 - The City of Kingston Heritage Fund (CKHF) is proud to present a total of $338,976 to fourteen Kingston heritage organizations, dedicated to enriching the cultural and heritage sector.

The CKHF has provided funding on an annual basis since 2014 to Kingston Museums, cultural heritage projects and groups, supporting organizations in both an operational capacity and for specific project endeavours.

For 2020, the CKHF has awarded five Full Operating Grants, three Investment Operating Grants and six Project Grants. A total of $254,232 operating funds and a total of $84,744 of project funds will be disbursed.
In celebration of these awards, the Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) is pleased to host a cheque presentation ceremony on Monday January 13th, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Military Communications & Electronics Museum, 75 Craftsman Blvd. This event is open to the public, and KAM encourages interested parties to attend and support the successful recipients.
Jamie McKenzie-Naish, the Managing Director of KAM states, “KAM is pleased to support the City of Kingston in delivering this important municipal investment within the local community. KAM’s mission is to champion, nurture and amplify vibrancy and diversity within Kingston’s cultural heritage sector. Soliciting and adjudicating CKHF applications for 2020 has been an exciting process and we look forward in anticipation to see the results of the interesting and important projects that are being recognized this year.”

“The CKHF is an important part of our work to support a vibrant cultural sector that shares Kingston stories with Kingston’s residents and visitors alike. We’re grateful to KAM for helping us to do that,” says Jennifer Campbell, Manager of Cultural Heritage at the City of Kingston.
Further details about the City of Kingston Heritage Fund (CKHF), including program eligibility and objectives can be found at
2020 successful organizations:

Full Operating Grant

Beyond Classrooms Kingston $51,554.36
Frontenac County Schools Museum $45,404.38
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston $49,150.92
Kingston Historical Society – Murney Tower $49,787.13
Museum of Health Care $50,847.47
Investment Operating Grant
Kingston African Caribbean Collective $3,317.64
Kingston Regional Heritage Fair $3,170.45
Kingston Scouts Museum $1,000.00


Project Grant

Lower Burial Ground Restoration Society – “The “Lost” Burial Ground – Inventory and Recording (Phase 2)”
$15 214.12
Frontenac Heritage Foundation - “Digitizing Daily British Whig Newspaper 1902-1926” $17 508.52
Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour - “Community Build of a Traditional Algonquin Birch Bark Canoe in Kingston’s Inner Harbour” $15 008.52
Beth Israel Congregation of Kingston - “Memorial Scroll Project” $9 058.52
Loving Spoonful – “Re-building Indigenous Culture and Language Around Good Food: Cooking in the Nest” $18 008.52
Limestone Learning Foundation – “Honouring 227 Years of Education in Kingston” $10 008.52

Media contact:
For more information on Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites, or the City of Kingston Heritage Fund, contact Debbie Holdich, coordinator, at 613-507-4014 or

For more information on the City of Kingston, call the media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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