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‘Kingston Hidden Artist Collective’ wins Awesome Kingston November grant

Awesome Kingston’s November grant was awarded to ‘Kingston Hidden Artist Collective,’ a project that aims to empower artists in disadvantaged situations by providing an easier path to sustainable, self-generated income. The $1,000 micro-grant supports local projects the Awesome Kingston trustees think will help keep Kingston awesome. Ali Sheikh, the project’s

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‘Gender Affirming Assistance Project’ awarded Awesome Kingston October grant

Last week, Awesome Kingston awarded their October grant to the ‘Gender Affirming Assistance Project,’ a community-based group in Katarokwi (Kingston) that seeks to provide support to Two-Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender diverse community members. The $1,000 micro-grant supports local projects the Awesome Kingston trustees think will help keep Kingston awesome.

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Kingston City Council defers conversion therapy bylaw for revisions

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, former Kingston resident, Ben Rodgers, appeared before Kingston City Council as a delegate, speaking to a report before Council regarding new programming and a bylaw seeking to ban conversion therapy. Specifically, Rodgers spoke to Report #79 of the CAO, referring to a proposed Kingston bylaw

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‘Algi’ awarded Awesome Kingston September grant

Awesome Kingston’s September grant was awarded to ‘Algi,’ a project devoted to developing a sustainable and delicious vegan protein. The $1,000 micro-grant supports local projects the Awesome Kingston trustees think will help keep Kingston awesome. Algi was founded by two Queen’s University students who are frustrated by the current climate

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‘STEAM and Sprouts’ wins Awesome Kingston July grant

Last week, Awesome Kingston awarded their July grant to ‘STEAM and Sprouts,’ a project which aims to fund a more holistic, hands-on science program for students to explore the natural world. The $1,000 micro-grant supports local projects the Awesome Kingston trustees think will help keep Kingston awesome. STEAM and Sprouts,

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‘CT Survivors Connect’ wins Awesome Kingston June grant

Last week, CT Survivors Connect was awarded the June grant from Awesome Kingston. The $1,000 micro-grant supports local projects the Awesome Kingston trustees think will help keep Kingston awesome. CT Survivors Connect is a support group/service for conversion therapy (CT) survivors. Ben Rodgers, himself a survivor of conversion therapy, created

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‘A Clean Start’ wins Awesome Kingston May grant

Every month, Awesome Kingston gives away a $1,000 micro-grant to a local project pitched by its creator(s). These days, the pitch party is happening virtually, but the outcome is still the same: No-strings-attached money is given to the winner to help them develop the projects that Awesome Kingston thinks will

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‘B’s Bike Bites Upgrade’ wins Awesome Kingston April grant

Every month, Awesome Kingston gives away a $1,000 micro-grant to a local project pitched by its creator(s). These days, the pitch party is happening virtually, but the outcome is still the same: No-strings-attached money is given to the winner to help them develop the projects that Awesome Kingston thinks will

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‘Active Seating for Active Minds’ wins Awesome Kingston March grant

Every month, Awesome Kingston gives away a $1,000 micro-grant to a local project pitched by its creator(s). These days, the pitch party is happening virtually, but the outcome is still the same: No-strings-attached money is given to the winner to help them develop the projects that Awesome Kingston thinks will

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Awesome Kingston March Virtual Pitch Party

We give away a $1,000 no-strings-attached microgrant each month at a virtual pitch party to make an awesome idea come true. At the pitch party, finalists take the virtual stage to give a 90-second ‘elevator pitch’ and take questions from the trustees and audience. At the end of the night,

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‘The Home Standards Project’ wins Awesome Kingston February grant

Every month, Awesome Kingston gives away a $1000 micro-grant to a local project pitched by its creator. These days, the pitch party is happening virtually, but the outcome is still the same. No-strings-attached money is given to the winner to help them develop the projects that Awesome Kingston thinks will

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‘Operation Love Literacy’ wins Awesome Kingston January grant

Every month, Awesome Kingston gives away a $1000 micro-grant to a local project pitched by its creator. These days the pitch party is happening virtually, but the outcome is still the same. No-strings-attached money is given to the winner to help them develop the projects that Awesome Kingston thinks will

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