Advice Clinic for Thanet-Based Voluntary Organisations

Kent Community Foundation is holding a free advice clinic for voluntary organisations and community groups who support children and young people in Thanet.




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 £300,000 awarded to organisations in Thanet.

On 29 September, Kent Community Foundation Grants Manager Rachèle Verrier will be holding an Advice Clinic to offer Thanet based charities and community groups who support children and young people, the opportunity to discuss what funding is available from the Albert Burns Children’s Trust Fund.

The Advice Clinic will be held at the Millmead Early Years Centre, Dane Valley Road, Margate, CT9 3RU on Thursday 29 September and limited appointments are available between 11am to 3pm.

Rachèle Verrier, Grants Manager, Kent Community Foundation, said “The Thanet Advice Clinic on 29 September, will give community groups and charities the opportunity to discuss funding of up to £5,000 from The Albert Burns Children’s Trust Fund for organisations that support children and young people in the Thanet area. I am looking forward to meeting local grassroots organisations and in particular those who have not previously received grants from Kent Community Foundation, to discuss what funding requirements they have and to offer tips on how to present their future applications. Our previous Advice Clinics have been very popular and as appointments are limited, I recommend that you book as soon as possible to secure a place.”

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

About the Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund

Thanet businessman Albert Burns left instructions in his Will for his legal advisors Boys and Maughan Solicitors to create a legacy for children. He particularly wanted to support smaller charities that don’t have the resources of the larger children’s charities. Boys and Maughan Solicitors work with Kent Community Foundation who manage the grant-making on their behalf and direct funding to local children’s groups and charities where it will make a significant impact.

The Albert Burns Children’s’ Trust Fund offers grants up to £5,000 to small organisations in Thanet who are providing direct support to children and young people.

Applications for this round of funding close on 31 December 2022.

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.