Advice Clinic for Ashford Based Voluntary Organisations

Kent Community Foundation is holding a free advice clinic for voluntary organisations and community groups based in Ashford.

Kent Community Foundation has been funding organisations across Kent and Medway for over twenty years. Last year they awarded funding totalling £4m to charities and community groups across the thirteen districts, with over £370,000 being awarded to organisations in the Ashford district. On 12 July the grants team will be offering Ashford based charities  and community groups 1-1 appointments at an Advice Clinic to discuss what funding is available for them to apply for.

Charities and community groups are invited to book fifteen-minute appointments with a member of  the Kent Community Foundation grants team to discuss funding opportunities from the Frank Brake Community Fund and the Ashford Leisure Trust Fund.

The Advice Clinic will be held at the Ashford Volunteer Centre, Berwick House, 8 Elwick Road, Ashford, TN23 1PF on  Tuesday12 July and limited appointments are available between 11am to 3pm.

Natalie Smith, Director of Grants and Impact, Kent Community Foundation, said “The Ashford Advice Clinic on 12 July,  will give the grants team the opportunity to discuss the funding that is available for Ashford voluntary organisations and community groups from two of our Funds and tips about making a good application. The Frank Brake Community Fund offers grants up to £5,000 for projects with a focus on community activities, village halls and community centres, dementia and other neurological conditions, sports and children, young people and families, employability, volunteer driven projects, preventative services. The Ashford Leisure Trust Fund awards grants of up to £10,000 for sports clubs, community groups that offer physical activities or charities with a physical health focus. We expect the Advice Clinic to be very popular and appointments are limited so please do book as soon as possible.”

It is essential to pre-book one of the 1-1 appointments by emailing and to find out  more about funding from Kent Community Foundation please visit


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.