Funding Advice for Charities and Community Groups

Kent Community Foundation is hosting a special funding event for charities and community groups that haven’t previously received their support.

Kent Community Foundation has been funding voluntary organisations across Kent and Medway for over twenty years. Last year they awarded funding of £4m to charities and community groups across the county’s thirteen districts. On 11 July they will be running a special funding morning focused on providing support to new applicants. The event will cover information about current funding available, the application process and guidance on what makes a successful submission for funding.

The event will be held on Monday 11 July between 9.30am and 1pm in The Main Hall, 12 Groom Way, Lenham, Maidstone, ME17 2QT

Natalie Smith, Director of Grants and Impact, Kent Community Foundation, said, “We often hold funding events, many of which are attended by groups that we have supported but this will be the first time we have held an event only for those organisations who have either unsuccessfully applied previously or have yet to make their first application for financial support. We hope that the event will give the groups plenty of advice to help with subsequent applications and to explain what they may need to put in place before applying for current or future funding. It’s also a great opportunity to network with other charitable organisations.”

There will be a limited number of one-to-one sessions with a member of the Grants Team which should be booked in advance.

To register your interest in attending the event and to book a one-to-one with a team member, please email and to find out more about Kent Community Foundation 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.