Community Service Project Grants

Attention: Prospective 2020 fall grant applicants—Grant Process to Resume

Our Community Service Project Committee is currently revising terms and timing for our fall grants.

New in Fall 2020 is the offer of New Initiatives Mini-Grants.

In the Rotary year 2020-2021, the four Rotary clubs in Kingston are celebrating 100 years of Rotary service in Kingston. The clubs are collaborating on twelve service projects. The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston are using funds that would have been used for our Community Service Project Grants in the spring of 2020 for one of the twelve collaborative projects--a major one that will be of wide-ranging benefit to our community. Because of that, we did not receive applications for grants this spring. Voluntary contributions and fund-raising activities allow our club to contribute to the many international projects of the Rotary Foundation and to support our own local community service projects.

We support worthwhile community causes and promote international understanding and goodwill. Our Community Service Projects Committee is committed to strengthening the community.  We accept proposals on a twice-yearly cycle: Fall and Spring.

Current Community Service Project Grant Applications

Spring applications normally due March 31st were not sought in 2020 (see above).

Community Service Project Grant--Application Guidelines

Community Service Project Grants--FAQs

Community Service Project Grant Online Application Form

Recent Grants Awarded

Spring 2020: The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston chose to combine its resources with those of the three other Rotary clubs in Kingston to support a major project in celebration of 100 years of Rotary in Kingston.
 
Fall 2019: The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston was very proud to be able to provide grants totalling $16,069. to various projects serving the Kingston area including:
 
$1,700 to the H'art Centre of Smiles to further enhance their performance area, "The Box" with specialized projection equipment.
$3,884 to the Melos Choir and Period Instruments, to assist with a special voice rehabilitation program for people experiencing challenges due to medical conditions.
$2,500 to The Mess Open Arts Studio to enhance their pottery program.
$2,250 to Loving Spoonful to purchase food for their Open Kitchens program.
$3,735 to Pathways to Education to expand their current high school mentoring program to include grades 7 and 8.
Our club has been supporting Lunch by George annually for a number of years.  This year they received $2,000. which will be used for their grocery budget.
 

Spring 2019: The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston was very proud to be able to provide grants totalling $11,515 to various projects serving the Kingston area including:

$4,305 to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School for a book program aimed at preschoolers in their catchment area, 
$2,000 to The Kingston Symphony for an outreach program, 
$1,920 to Music Mates for specialized equipment, 
$1,290 to Bereaved Families of Ontario for grief support in high schools,
$2,000 to the YMCA to subsidize camp attendance for children who need assistance.
 
Fall 2018: The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston was very proud to be able to provide grants totalling $17,720 to various projects serving the Kingston area including:
 
$1,967 to Music Mates for specialized equipment, 
$4,260 to The Kingston Police Pipe Band for their program at the Boys and Girls Club, 
$2,993 to Polson Park Public School for a Ukelele orchestra, 
$500 to Loughborough Public School for an outdoor teaching space, 
$2,000 to The Mess Open Arts Studio for kitchen upgrades, 
$1,500 to The H’art Centre to improve their performance space, and 
$2,000 to The YMCA Penguins Swim Club.  
$2,500 to Lunch by George.  

 

Spring 2018: The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston was very proud to be able to provide grants totalling $11,522 to various projects serving the Kingston area including:

Bereaved Families of Ontario, $1,650; Loving Spoonful, $2,192; Helen Tufts Nursery School $5,000; Community Harvest Kingston, $650; The Mess $2,000

Fall 2017: The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston was very proud to be able to provide grants totalling $18,445 to various projects serving the Kingston area including:

Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region $2,500; Katarokwi Learning Centre $2,945; Kingston 4 Paws Service Dogs $2,500; Loughborough Public School $3,000; St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School $7,500

Spring 2017: The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston was very proud to be able to provide grants totalling $10,750 to various projects serving the Kingston area including:

Dental Treatment Fund (KFLA Health Unit) $3,600, Kingston Heritage Fair $800, Loving Spoonful $3,250,  Molly Brant Elementary School $3,100

Fall 2016: The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston was very proud to be able provide grants totalling $12,488 to various projects serving the Kingston area including:

Cycle Kingston $1,300;  Kingston Symphony Association $1,500;  Music Mates $2,007: Skeleton Parks Art Festival $1,500; Southern Frontenac Community Services $3,181; The Mess $2,000;  Youth Diversion $1,000

Spring 2016 The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston was very proud to be able provide grants totalling $13,000 to various projects serving the Kingston area including:

YMCA Kingston $1,500; Veterans Yoga Project $1,000; Kingston 4 Paws Service Dogs $2,500;Limestone Advisory for Child Care $500; Community Harvest Kingston $2,500; Sistema Kingston $1,700; H'Art Centre $2,600; Kingston Regional Heritage Fair $700.

Fall 2015 The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston was very proud to be able provide grants totalling $14,685 to various projects serving the Kingston area including:

Epilepsy Kingston $1,500; Junior Achievement $2,500; Kingston Community Health Centre $1,000; Loving Spoonful $3,243; Melos Choir $1,943; Teach Services Sketching Club $500; The Mess $2,000; YMCA Kingston $1,500; Salon Theatre $500
 
Spring 2015: The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston was very proud to be able provide grants totalling $16,175 to various projects serving the Kingston area including:
 
Community Harvest $2,500; St. Lawrence College Foundation $4,000; Canadian Diabetes Foundation $2,500; Kingston Regional Heritage Fair $675; Lunch By George $2,000; Queens Rotaract Club (Habitat Humanity) $1,000; Nunavut Youth Vision $500; Easter Seal Society $1,000; Nepal Earthquake Aid $800 and Shelter Box Canada $1,200