Bumper Pot of Funding for Margate

Kent Community Foundation has £50k available now from the Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund, for charities and community groups working with children and young people in the Thanet area.


Starlings Support CIC has received funding from the Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund



Applications are open now for a share of £50k funding from the Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund administered by Kent Community Foundation. The Fund supports smaller children’s charities working in the Thanet district, particularly Margate, which don’t have the resources of larger organisations and where a small amount of funding will make a huge difference.

Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “The Albert Burns Children’s Trust Fund awards grants of up to £5,000 to small organisations providing direct support to children and young people. Since 2015 the Foundation has administered grants totalling £223,778 from this Fund to support community groups and small charities in Thanet. We know that this funding makes a real difference to the district, and we currently have an amazing £50,000 available to support grassroots organisations in the Margate area.”

Groups that have previously received funding from The Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund include St Nicholas at Wade Parent Teacher and Friends Association, Inclusive Sport CIC, Oasis Domestic Abuse Service, Thanet Iceberg Project, St Paul’s Church Cliftonville, Starlings Support CIC, Thanet Food Link and Millmead Children’s Centre.

If groups have not applied before, Kent Community Foundation has a questionnaire to help them find out if they are eligible for funding. You will find the questionnaire here www.kentcf.org.uk/funding

To find more about the Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund visit www.kentcf.org.uk/funding/albertburns


About the Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund

Thanet businessman Albert Burns left instructions in his Will for his legal advisors Boys and Maughan Solicitors to create a legacy for children. He particularly wanted to support smaller charities that don’t have the resources of the larger children’s charities. Boys and Maughan Solicitors work with Kent Community Foundation who manage the grant-making on their behalf and direct funding to local children’s groups and charities where it will make a significant impact.

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 twenty years. In this time, it has distributed over £45 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-seven 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 eighty 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.