On Thursday 14 July, 70 guests attended Kent Community Foundation’s Summer Garden Party at Doddington Place Gardens near Sittingbourne. Guests enjoyed strawberries and cream and a selection of tempting cakes in a marquee within the beautiful private gardens. Guests heard about the positive impact funding has made to the success of Growing For Good, an initiative at HM Prison East Sutton, which aims to reduce reoffending through horticultural training and employment. Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive of Kent Community Foundation and Robert Sackville-West, Chair of Trustees for Kent Community Foundation also spoke about the continuing needs across the county, the Foundation’s plans for the next few years and thanked all the fund-holders, donors and supporters who continue to make such a huge difference to charitable projects across Kent and Medway.
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.