© Rotary Club of Kingston Ontario Canada

  • w-facebook
  • Twitter Clean

Once a year, The Rotary Club of Kingston invites local not-for-profit organizations to submit grant applications to fund innovative community projects. Those projects aligning with our club’s goals to support initiatives that address needs of children & youth, disabled children & adults, seniors, and/or the environment are accepted for consideration. Only proposals requesting funds for specific projects are considered; the club will not fund an organization’s operational budget (salaries, etc). The next application process will take place in 2020.

​​If you have any questions, please contact the committee at rotarykingston@gmail.com.

Since 2015, the Rotary Club of Kingston has been extremely proud to approve Community Outreach Grants for the following projects:

 

Winter 2019 - Grants totalling​ $20,522

  • Brigantine Inc. (Sail Training & Outdoor Education) - $1,200

  • Camp Outlook (Leadership Program) - $2,100

  • Cycle Kingston (Gear Up! Recycle Bikes Tools & Equipment) - $2,226

  • Frontenac 4H (4H Garden Club) - $450

  • Frontenac Council on Aging (Elder Abuse Peer Support Line) - $2,200

  • Helen Tufts Nursery School (Playground Fencing Project) - $2,325

  • Kingston Day Care (Singing & Swinging) - $450

  • Lord Strathcona P.S. ('Made In the Shade') - $700

  • Loving Spoonful (Healthy Food for Kingston) - $1,885

  • Rideau Heights P.S. (Reading is Power) - $1,225

  • RKY Camp Dock (Boating Dock Rebuild) - $2,176

  • Southern Frontenac Community Services (Adult Day Program - Windows) - $2,000

  • ThinkFirst Kingston (Helmets? We've got you covered!) - $1,435

Note: Three COG funding requests received support instead from our club's Trust Fund Committee: Easter Seals Shower Commode Mobile Chairs ($3,000); Limestone Boat & Board (LBBC) Rotary Park Water Accessibility Project ($2,300); and Ongwanada Accessible Community Garden ($2,500).

​Winter 2018 - Grants totalling $13,055

  • Easter Seals Ontario (Camp Merrywood Mattresses) - $1,300

  • H'art Centre (Go Wireless) - $794

  • Kingston Street Mission - $1,000

  • Loving Spoonful (Family Engagement Workshops) - $1,080

  • Madeleine de Roybon PS (Love of Music) - $491

  • Martha's Table (Meal Shop Prep) - $600

  • Molly Brant PS (Kindergarten Yard Enhancement) - $3,000

  • MusicMates (Community Outreach) - $1,112

  • Oasis Senior Supportive Living Inc. (Capital Replacement) - $1,344

  • Rideau Heights PS (Regulation Station) - $1,305

  • Well Suited Kingston (Suiting Program) - $1,029

 

Winter 2017 - Grants totalling $14,827

  • Easter Seals Ontario (Camp Merrywood Mattresses) - $1,000

  • Kingston Daycare (Play Houses) - $840

  • Kingston Youth Shelter (Kingston Youth Transitions - Elmwood) - $1,975

  • Loughborough Public School (Classroom Without Walls) - $700

  • Loving Spoonful (Seed & Harvest Community Gardens) - $2,824

  • MusicMates (Safety Mats) - $1,200

  • Oasis Senior Supportive Living (PA System) - $610

  • Ongwanada (Circle of Friends) - $1,250

  • Rideau Heights Public School (Arts Workshops) - $1,200

  • St. Andrew's Meals (Food Elevator) - $1,928

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society (Summer Meal Program) - $1,300

Winter 2016 - Grants totalling $12,722

  • Blue Canoe Theatrical Productions Inc. (The Juvenis Festival) - $1,000

  • Easter Seals Ontario (Camp Merrywood Light Fixtures) - $800

  • H'art Centre (Young at H’art) - $1,413

  • Holy Family Catholic School (Raising Literacy Rates) - $1,000

  • JG Simcoe Public School (Grade 7 & 8 Instrumental Music Program) - $1,955

  • Loving Spoonful (The GROW Project) - $1,660

  • Seniors Association Kingston Region (Enhancing Cultural Heritage) - $1,706

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston (Milk Voucher Program) - $1,995

  • YMCA of Kingston (The Kingston Y Penguins Aquatic Club) - $1,193

 

Summer 2015 - Grants totalling $10,000

  • Beyond Classrooms Kingston (Can You Hear Me?) - $1,500

  • The Canadian Mental Health Association-Kingston Branch (Mental Health Promotion Tools) - $1,337

  • Girls Incorporated of Limestone, Algonquin and Lakeshore (Project Bold) - $1,000

  • Kingston Community Health Centres (Natural Play Area) - $1,663

  • Kingston Home Base Non-profit Housing Inc. (ID Bank) - $1,500

  • St. Mary's Cathedral Hot Meals Program (St. John the Apostle Kitchen Renovation) - $1,500

  • Youth Diversion (LEAD Camp) - $1,500     
     

​​Additional Information:

 

What types of initiatives will the Rotary Club of Kingston fund?

The Rotary Club of Kingston is committed to supporting local projects that focus on helping children & youth, disabled children & adults, seniors, and the environment. Click here to discover our club’s commitment to Service Above Self.

 

Are there any projects that the Rotary Club of Kingston won’t consider for funding?

Rotary is a non-political, non-religious service club that welcomes diversity in its members. The guiding principles of Rotary are reflected in the 4-Way Test and in the Objects of Rotary. We do not provide funding to cover operational budgets and will not consider requests that promote or encourage a specific religious belief or single-faith-based initiative; are associated with any political party or government entity; and/or are divisive, discriminatory, oppressive, or criminal.

 

Can any organization apply for a grant, even if it is not a registered charity?

If your organization is not-for-profit but does not have a charitable registration number, the Community Outreach Grants Committee will consider the request if it addresses the needs of children & youth, seniors, and/or the environment.

 

Why are applications only being accepted by email?

The Rotary Club of Kingston is entirely volunteer-based. Accepting grant proposals by email enables us to share the information quickly and efficiently with our committee members. This process is also environmentally responsible since it limits the use of paper.

 

If an application is successful, when will the grant money be distributed?

All recipients will be invited to a special Rotary Club of Kingston meeting for a cheque presentation ceremony and celebration. You will also have an opportunity to make a brief presentation to our members about your project. 

           

If a project requires government approval to begin, can we still apply for a grant?

It is important that your grant proposal identify any limitations, timing, and duration of the project. It might be best to wait for approval before applying for funding from the Rotary Club of Kingston.

 

Can individuals or families apply for a grant?

The Community Outreach Grants Committee focuses on grant applications from organizations. The Rotary Club of Kingston addresses all requests from individuals through its Trust Fund Committee. For more information, visit the Community Service page at www.kingstonrotary.ca.

 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Community Outreach Grants Committee by email at rotarykingston@gmail.com.