FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Community Investment Fund Grant Application Process Open
City of Kingston and United Way of KFL&A partner through joint granting process to help local non-profit organizations
Kingston, ON (April 12, 2023) – United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and the City of Kingston are pleased to announce that applications for the Community Investment Fund (CIF) are being received for 2023.
The CIF provides one-time grants of up to a maximum of $25,000 to non-profit organizations in the community for social service programs, projects, or small capital expenditures. This fund is a partnership between the City of Kingston and the United Way, with the United Way providing support to the volunteer-led process to review and recommend funding.
Any agency delivering social service programs in the Kingston region is eligible and can apply.
CIF grant application forms are available effective April 12, 2023. The deadline to submit applications is 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
Information, guidelines and registration are now available on the United Way website (www.unitedwaykfla.ca) at https://www.unitedwaykfla.ca/funding/. Upon registration, agencies will receive access to an online application form.
Information Session: For more information, interested agencies are encouraged to attend a virtual information session on Thursday, April 27 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. This session will include a demonstration on how to navigate the online grant forms. Agencies can sign up for the information session through Eventbrite at: https://2023CIF.eventbrite.ca.
For more information regarding the Community Investment Fund, please call the United Way at 613-542-2674 ext. 1505 or email Claire DesRoche
About United Way KFL&A
United Way Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington works closely with the community to ensure that people have the opportunity to reach their full potential and live with hope, dignity, and a sense of belonging. This vision is realized by building on deep-rooted local community knowledge and relationships to empower people to make an impact.
The United Way raises funds for programs that support immediate needs while also addressing root causes of issues that impact people locally. Led by volunteers, driven by a small professional staff team, the United Way KFL&A provides opportunities for people to get involved, support people in need, and help to tackle issues they care about.
In 2022, United Way KFL&A once again made the Top 100 Charities in Canada List for according to rankings from Charity Intelligence, a position have held for the past four years. In addition to making the list, United Way KFL&A received a five-star ranking, an A- in results reporting and a checkmark + rating in financial transparency.
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About the City of Kingston
Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable, leading city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy travel distance from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.
Mandy Pasch, Director, Marketing and Communications
United Way KFL&A
City of Kingston communications and customer experience department
613-546-4291, ext. 2300.