Have a green project to fund? We can help!

August 29, 2023

Calling all not-for-profits and registered charities in Kingston: do you have a green project to fund? The City can help! Applications for the 2023-24 Kingston Community Climate Action Fund (KCCAF) are now open. 

“We’re thrilled to continue supporting local charities and not-for-profits in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” says Julie Salter-Keane, Manager of the City’s Climate Leadership Division. “Together, we have the power to turn ideas into impactful action that will bring us closer to our goal of carbon neutrality by 2040.” 

Introduced in 2020, the KCCAF helps eligible community organizations become part of city-wide solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Interested charities and not-for-profits are invited to review the applicant guide to learn more about the fund, projects it helps realize and frequently asked questions. 

Successful applicants will have their projects featured on the City of Kingston website and donors will be able to review them and target their donations to their chosen project(s). 

During the 2022-23 fundraising year, more than $57,000 was raised through the generous support of the community, supporting green initiatives in the community including the Frontenac Club Day Care’s energy retrofit project and Sustainable Kingston’s electric vehicle. 

“Thanks to the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund and the James Braden Auto Group, we were able to purchase an electric vehicle that will significantly reduce our emissions,” says Geoff Hendry, Chief Operating Officer at Sustainable Kingston. “Our energy advisors will now be able to travel sustainably across the city to carry out home energy audits, embodying our shared commitment to a greener future."