East Kent Mencap Jubilee Celebrations

Funding from the Let’s Create Queen’s Jubilee Fund administered by Kent Community Foundation, is allowing East Kent Mencap to celebrate the Jubilee in style.

East Kent Mencap was awarded £8,421 to work with people with a leaning disability from each of their four sites across East Kent to create multimedia pieces to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.



Their application was for funding to cover the costs of an inclusive project across their four sites in east Kent. The Project includes, one site performing   music, dancing and singing, one group taking portraits dressed for a Royal celebration, the third group working with the Moonbeam Theatre to create a short performance celebrating the Jubilee, and the fourth site are working with a local artist to create an illustrated book to inspire young people with learning disabilities to aim for greater independence.

Jane Brooke, Fundraising Manager, East Kent Mencap said, “We are delighted with the way the community is coming together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Our funding application was ambitious, but our beneficiaries have welcomed each challenge and are relishing the opportunity to be part of this historic event. The first performance is on Wednesday 1 June when some of our members will be joining a Jubilee flash mob with Margate Pride in Ramsgate and if you are in Cliftonville do look in the window of  GOLD project, 215 Northdown Road to see our Jubilee montage.”

Natalie Smith, Director of Grants and Impact, Kent Community Foundation said, “We received some imaginative and innovative applications for celebrations to mark this historic occasion and the grant to East Kent  Mencap was one of twenty-four grants we administered totalling £140,000.”

To find out more about the Jubilee projects funded by the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund visit www.kentcf.org.uk/news

Funding of £140,000 is supporting projects from, Broadstairs Town Team, Commonwork trust in Sevenoaks, Creative Lives in Dover, Deal Music and Arts Limited, East Kent Mencap in Thanet, Ellenor in Gravesham, Espression Arts CIC, Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre in Canterbury, Faversham Music Club, Funder Films CIC in Ashford, Hoo Peninsula Cares, Maidstone Alzheimer’s Society, African Caribbean Society, Net Community Hub and Valley Countryside Partnership in Medway, Mind in Bexley and East Kent, North Kent Independent Advocacy Scheme, Youth NGage and Wellbeing Link in Dartford, Romney Marsh Community Hub, The Memorial Hall Frittenden, Icon Theatre in Swale and Tonbridge Baptist Church.

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 £50 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 ninety 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.