Kingston’s inner-city communities are characterised by a myriad of problems such as sub-standard housing, violence, political tribalism, and high levels of unemployment which combine to create harsh living conditions for residents. The Kingston
The following is a list of the Board of Trustees for The Kingston Restoration Foundation.
- Hon. Maurice Facey O.J. Pan Jamaica Investment Trust
- Mr. Morin Seymour Kingston Restoration Company
- Mr. Roger Cog
The Kingston Restoration Foundation (KRF) is an Approved Charitable Organisation under section 13(I)(q). It was incorporated in June 2000 under the name The Urban Renewal Trust Fund (URTF) Ltd.
The URTF wa
The Foundation’s income is exempt from tax under section 12(h) of the Income Tax Act. Additionally, contributors are able to treat grants to the Foundation as a tax deductible expense.
It is managed by KRC and administered by both a Boar
The URTF aims to improve the lives of persons living in poor inner-city communities in Jamaica. The parishes chosen were based on the fact that they contain the largest urban communities in Jamaica. Projects that are in these parishes but are outs
In keeping with the companies Distinctive Value Chain, projects that come under one or more of the following areas are considered for funding:
Education; Early Childhood and Primary
Enabling young children to have
Supporting capacity building means that we are developing the potential for organisations and individuals in a community to respond to the needs they identify around them. This is an important element in enabling organisations to become more self-
Enabling young children to have a sound foundation in their education is seen as vital in the development of any community. It is for this reason that a large number of early childhood institutions and primary schools receive funding under the KRF
Many inner-city communities suffer from environmental problems, such as poor housing and a lack of usable pubic spaces. These problems contribute to negative feelings among the residents towards their community and an overall feeling of powerlessn
Inner-city communities experience high levels of unemployment and underemployment. Through supporting micro-enterprise projects, we are enabling these communities to start to address this problem and to build better lives for community members and
Since its inception in 1999 to present, 132 projects throughout the major urban areas of Jamaica (Kingston Metropolitan Area, St Catherine and St James) have been approved for funding totalling nearly $12.23 million. Approximately 48% of these fun
The Fund is aimed at assisting organisations to develop ideas and build on existing programmes. Organisations which receive funding have to have been in operation for at least one year and to have completed successful projects previously. Groups n
The first stage of application is to complete an application form. Applications are available from the following sources:
- The KRC office (3 Duke Street, Kingston)
- The Social Development Commission
The Kingston Restoration Foundation, an extension of Kingston Restoration Company, is committed to facilitating the urban regeneration efforts through improvement to Education, Capacity Building, Support for Micr