Apply today to the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund

August 16, 2021
 

Submit your application to the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund and realize your green project! Starting today, all nonprofits and charities in the city with a project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are invited to apply to the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund for consideration.

“We are thrilled to launch our second annual call for applications,” says Julie Salter-Keane, Manager of the City’s Climate Leadership Division. “I invite all of the charities and nonprofits to review our applicant guide to learn more about the fund, the sorts of projects it aims to help realize, and to find answers to frequently asked questions.”

If you’re a non-profit with questions about your application, you can arrange a one-on-one meeting with Salter-Keane on Aug. 18 or 19. Book your meeting now.

“The City is here to support your climate action efforts so that together, we can realize our vision of becoming a carbon neutral city no later than 2040,” says Salter-Keane.

In its inaugural year, the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund raised more than $42,000 through the generous support of the community, donations from the Kingston Community Credit Union, and City support. 

One of the projects to benefit from the success of the Climate Action Fund was put forward by Martha’s Table, a well-known community organization connecting residents in need with good food and support.

“Thanks to the Climate Action Fund, we were able to purchase an electric vehicle. We hope that while we’re out on the roads, we will inspire other people to look for green options,” says Ronda Candy, Executive Director.

Another group to receive support was Habitat for Humanity, Kingston, Limestone Region. With donations from the fund, the organization was able to purchase four air source heat pumps, which will be installed in four new townhomes being built on Rose Abbey Drive.

“Together, we have the ability to realize our vision of becoming Canada’s most sustainable city,” says Salter-Keane.

Donate online to the Kingston Community Climate Action Fund. Gifts of $20 and more made at a Kingston Community Credit Union will be eligible to receive a tax receipt, issued by the City of Kingston. 

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-08-16 10:53:51 -0400