Children from St Andrew’s School in Rochester have donated £440 to the Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment
In May St Andrews School in Rochester celebrated ‘Earth Day’ and enthused by the lessons they had learnt, raised money through a series of ecological activities to donate to the Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment which supports projects across Kent.
Prudence Sanderson, Teacher, St Andrews School in Rochester, said “ The children in my class, had a fantastic day, learning about how to look after our planet through lots of engaging, practical-based sessions, including a ‘Recycle Against the Clock’ challenge, where they collected and sorted litter into the correct recycling sacks, using litter pickers.”
Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “We were delighted to hear that children from St Andrews, Rochester had chosen to donate the money they raised as part of their ‘Earth Day’ celebration, to our Fund for the Environment. One area that our Fund supports is community projects which educate children about environmental issues so we couldn’t be more pleased that the children who learnt about the planet in class wanted to do something positive to effect change.”
The Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment awards grants towards the planting of trees and hedging regeneration, restoration of local habitats, organised litter picking, and beach cleans, community garden projects, projects focused on educating children about local wildlife and nature, on learning about growing and cooking your own food or projects using solar panels or insulation to make community buildings greener.
To find out more about the Fund for the Environment visit www.kentcf.org.uk/funding
About St Andrews
St. Andrews is an independent, co-educational prep school for children aged 3 – 11
About the Fund for the Environment
The Fund for the Environment opened with £200,000 to fund projects with average grants of £4,000, to improve local spaces and encourage more sustainable ways of living, that understand the link between poverty of life and poverty of environment and try to improve the most affected communities. These may include the planting of trees and hedging regeneration, restoration of local habitats, organised litter picking, and beach cleans, community garden projects, projects focused on educating children about local wildlife and nature, projects focused on learning about growing and cooking your own food or projects using solar panels or insulation to make community buildings greener.
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.