This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Kent Community Foundation financially supporting charities and community groups across Kent and Medway
One community group which has been supported by Kent Community Foundation for the last twenty years is the Pegasus Playscheme in Dover which offers children, including those who have rare and complex disabilities a fun-packed three-week summer playscheme.
Recently Pegasus received £27,000 from the 20th Anniversary Fund, to be used for core funding over the next three years, a donation of £500 from the Ivy & Jane Charitable Trust Fund and this month the playscheme was awarded £2,000 to help cover the income shortfall that the pandemic has caused.
Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said “Pegasus Playscheme plays an important part in the Dover community, providing an annual three-week summer play-scheme for disabled children and young people. The Playscheme allows the disabled children to take part in activities they might otherwise be excluded from and gives volunteers and service users the chance to take part in fun pursuits, while helping them to learn and develop vital life skills. Pegasus is just one of the 3500 community groups and charities that Kent Community Foundation has supported over the last twenty years with grants totalling £44 million. We are committed to offering financial support to organisations we already know, as well as grassroots charities and community groups who may not have applied to us in the past so, please do get in touch.”
Sue Clark MBE, Chairperson and Fundraiser, Pegasus Playscheme, said, “We just can’t thank Kent Community Foundation enough for the valuable support over the last twenty years but this past twelve months you have given us a real lifeline. We are now on the road for three weeks with the Playscheme, and then the fundraising starts for 2022. It takes me the full year to secure enough funding to do it all again next year. If anyone could help, we would love to hear from you.”
To find out more about how Kent Community Foundation could support your organisation please visit www.kentcf.org.uk
About The Pegasus Playscheme
Pegasus offers a safe environment for children, some of whom have a rare and complex disabilities to enjoy a fun-packed summer playscheme.
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 £44 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.