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Learn about the Heritage Fund at public information meeting

August 16, 2016 -

Almost $200,000 is available through this year's City of Kingston Heritage Fund for project and operating support.

An information meeting to provide details about the 2016-17 City of Kingston Heritage Fund (CKHF) will be held Monday, Aug. 29, at 6:30 p.m., in the main floor conference room at 82 Sydenham St. (Sydenham Street United Church). The meeting will be hosted by the Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM), which administers the Heritage Fund on behalf of the City of Kingston.

"The Heritage Fund is an important component of the City's strategic objectives to protect and celebrate our rich heritage," explains Colin Wiginton, the City's cultural director.

The CKHF has provided funding on an annual basis since 2014 to museums, heritage projects, cultural groups and historical societies. As KAM's managing director Caroline Petznick explains, "The Heritage Fund supports groups and organizations who focus on cultural heritage in ways that benefit the community."

Application packages and guidelines for both the CKHF project and operating grant programs are online and will also be available at the Aug. 29 meeting. CKHF Operating grant applications are due to KAM by Wednesday, Sept.14, while CKHF Project grant applications are due to KAM by Wednesday, Sept. 21.

All grant proposals go through an independent, adjudicated, peer review process. The successful applicants will be awarded grant funds in January 2017.  Further details about the City of Kingston Heritage Fund, including program eligibility and objectives, can be found at kingstonmuseums.ca/CKHF.

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Media contact: For more information on Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites, or the City of Kingston Heritage Fund, contact Caroline Petznick, managing director, at 613-507-4014 or grants@kingstonmuseums.ca

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