£36k Additional Funding for Charities in Medway

Medway Council has appointed Kent Community Foundation to administer a Fund to offer financial support to charitable groups in Medway

The Medway Better Connected Community Chest Fund is open now for applications from charitable groups who deliver services to reduce loneliness and social isolation to the over 65’s living in Medway.

Natalie Smith, Director of Grants and Impact, Kent Community Foundation, said, “The Medway Better Connected Community Chest Fund is part of the Medway Council Better Connected programme to reduce loneliness and social isolation in over 65’s.  The Council programme aims to increase the range of fun, stimulating, positive activities where older people in Medway can enjoy themselves and make friends. This new funding stream can cover virtual or online activities, and priority will be given to those organisations using physical activity, art and culture or intergenerational ideas to engage their beneficiaries.”

Amie Kemp, Programme Manager, Public Health Directorate, Medway Council, said, “Kent Community Foundation supported Medway Council last year awarding our COVID funds to charities across Medway. Administering grants is their core business and means we could agree the criteria for this funding pot, then confidently hand over to them to manage the rest of the process.”

For more information about the Fund visit www.kentcf.org.uk/funding#medway-better-connected-community-chest or email james@kentcf.org.uk

Over 65’s living in Medway who would like support with loneliness or social isolation can call Medway Better Connected on 01634 333013 or visit www.medway.gov.uk/betterconnected


About the Medway Better Connected Community Chest Fund

The Medway Better Connected Community Chest Fund is open for applications for grants of up to £3,000 from charitable organisations who are trying to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst the over 65’s living in Medway.

Applications close on 15 April 2021

For more information visit www.kentcf.org.uk/funding

About Kent Community Foundation

Grant-maker Kent Community Foundation has been finding, funding, and supporting some of the smallest voluntary organisations in the county for 20 years. In this time, it has distributed over £40 million to support thousands of small charities and deserving causes where a modest sum of money can make a significant impact.

They are part of a UK wide accredited network of forty-six Community Foundations who are committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated, and disadvantaged by matching those who want to help, with those who need the help.

Responsible for more than 80 philanthropic funds, Kent Community Foundation is unrivalled in its knowledge of local causes and assists individuals, families, and businesses, who want to help, to establish and administer their own charitable funds.