Big Green Week 24 September – 2 October

Great Big Green Week celebrates community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.

Kent Community Foundation is committed to supporting projects which protect Kent’s beautiful countryside and coastline and address social issues which are intertwined with environmental impact. During Great Big Green Week, they are  highlighting the financial support that is available for charities and community groups who want to affect change.



Kent Community Foundation award funding from their Environment Themed Programme to projects improving local spaces and encouraging more sustainable ways of living that understand the link between poverty of life and poverty of environment and aim to improve the most affected  communities. Average grants of £4,000 are awarded to projects which 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 or learning about growing and cooking your own food or  initiatives using solar panels or insulation to make community buildings greener.



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Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “We believe that local community action can be at the heart of delivering valuable solutions to lessen our impact on the environment, and importantly, offer benefits that local people can reap. Through funding from our Environment Themed Programme,  we want to  help address the potential future impacts of warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers on the future prosperity, environmental quality, and health and well-being of our local communities.”



To find out more about funding from Kent Community Foundation’s  Environment Themed Programme visit  or to find out more about The Great Big Green Week visit



Kent Community Foundation Themed Programmes are open for applications throughout the year and funding decisions are made every three months.


About Great Big Green Week

Great Big Green Week is a celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature. It will take place between 24 September – 2 October 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.