Kent Community Foundation Announces KCF Coronavirus Emergency Fund

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 virus, affects their crucial fundraising activities.

The KCF Coronavirus Emergency Fund will take applications for grants of up to £10,000, from charities, with an annual income of £200,000 or less, to fill the gap that not being able to fundraise during the Coronavirus restrictions, will inevitably create. The KCF Coronavirus Emergency Fund will initially give priority to applications from charities supporting the elderly and vulnerable.

Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation said “The impact of COVID-19 will see many in the charitable sector facing a very uncertain and worrying future. Kent Community Foundation has responded quickly by asking our existing Fund holders and supporters, to donate towards the new KCF Coronavirus Emergency Fund. The Fund will initially support charities and community groups working with the elderly and vulnerable, but we will closely monitor developments to assess which other groups may also need support from this Fund. It is impossible to estimate how many urgent applications we will receive, and we hope that people across the county might help us by donating what they can, at this unprecedented time.”

Charites who have already received funding or have a grant pending should visit the Kent Community Foundation website to read a statement explaining how the Foundation can offer additional support during the next few months.

To either apply for funding or to donate please visit