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Kingston Charitable Fund



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The Kingston Charitable Fund was established in February 2007 as an initiative of Council in partnership with The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. The Fund aims to support charitable organisations that meet community needs, make the community stronger and more connected, and complement Council’s activities in the community.

The Fund raises money from businesses and philanthropic communities within the City of Kingston. All money donated goes into a perpetual account, managed by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, which generates a lifetime income. This interest is dispersed each year to Kingston community charities via our Grants Program.

Since its inception, the Fund has raised more than $1.5 million and assisted over 50 local organisations with $500,000 worth of grants to vital community projects.


How to support the Fund

You can make a tax deductible donation to the Kingston Charitable Fund by visiting the secure website of our Trust partner, the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation.

Simply select the donation value and complete your details. Payments can be made by Visa, Mastercard or Amex and can be set-up as a recurring gift. Once you have made your donation, you will receive a receipt in the mail.

Alternatively, you can contact us to arrange to present a donation in person.

All donations to the Kingston Charitable Fund of $2 or more are tax deductible.

For further information regarding the Kingston Charitable Fund, please contact 9581 4518 or email

Kingston Charitable Fund Grants Panel 

The Kingston Charitable Fund Grants Program is led by a Grant Assessment Panel, who review the Grant Guidelines and assess applications for funding each year.

The Grant Assessment Panel consists of two community representatives. These are honorary positions, for a two year period. To be eligible, applicants must reside or work within the City of Kingston.

The current community panel representatives will serve until late 2021.

More info on how to apply for the Kingston Charitable Fund Grants Panel will be available in late 2021.


Kingston Charitable Fund is a charitable fund account of the Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation. Inspiring Philanthropy since 1923.