Fundraising

The impact of Coronavirus, COVID-19 within the charitable sector in Kent will be unprecedented and Kent Community Foundation has responded with a new Emergency Fund With immediate effect Kent Community Foundation will be supporting charities and community groups facing extreme difficulties or closure, as the impact of government measures to reduce the spread of the…

London Cabbies Stuart Lockhart 47 and Lynsey Lockhart 45 married in July 2019 in Scotland.  Stuart has been a cabby for 16 years and Lynsey for 8 years and they met in their roles as cab drivers. Recently they climbed in the Atlas Mountains as part of a holiday to Morocco and they were hooked…

The £2.65 million donation to Kent Community Foundation will support charities, community groups and social enterprises representing the 130,000 people living in Tonbridge and Malling and will be called the High Hilden Fund.   Bill Wass, Chair of the High Hilden Fund panel, said, “The High Hilden Care Home was a much-loved local facility in…

This year London’s shortest cabbie Claire Zazzara plans to lose four stones, get fit and climb Mount Kilimanjaro, while raising money for the London Taxi Driver’s Charity for Children Claire Zazzara, 46, has been a London Cabbie for eight years. At only 4ft and 10 inches she is proud to be London’s shortest cabbie. Over…

Social Enterprise Day is an opportunity for organisations supporting the social enterprise movement to raise the profile of their own work, whether as market-builders, investors or champions of the sector Since 2012 Kent Community Foundation has loaned £1.675m to 40 social enterprises in Kent and Medway through its Kent Social Enterprise Loan Fund. The Kent…