A new report from Kent Community Foundation details the positive impact grants totalling £4 million have made across the county in the last year.
A report from grant makers Kent Community Foundation reveals that the grant makers distributed over £4 million to community groups and charities across the county in the financial year 2021/2022.
A total of £3.7 million was awarded to 538 organisations and almost £400,000 has helped 500 families and individuals living in Kent.
Kent has some real social challenges which drive where Kent Community Foundation focus their funding. These challenges have been divided into five priority areas: Children, Young People and Families, Elderly and Isolated Adults, Vulnerable Adults, the Environment and Employability, Skills and Enterprise and the report provides case studies for each of this areas of priority.
As well as awarding grants Kent Community Foundation also offers organisations the opportunity to apply for a combined grant and loan though their Kent Social Enterprise Loan Fund.
Custom Food Lab received a combined loan and grant and their Creative Director, Cherry Trulock said, “The support that Kent Community Foundation offered, not just financially but also in helping us develop our social impact strategy and apply for the appropriate level of funding, was transformative.”
Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “This report highlights how we have been supporting and will continue to support good causes as we move into another year of uncertainty, high fuel and food prices, high inflation and increasing interest rates. Despite all of these challenges the charitable sector fights on providing even more support to our most vulnerable communities when they need it the most. Thank you to everyone who continues to choose to give through Kent Community Foundation because, without you, a lot of these much-needed organisations just wouldn’t survive.”
The Kent Community Foundation Impact Report can be viewed online by visiting www.paperturn-view.com/?pid=Mjg288798&v=1.1
Notes to Editors
To find out more about the Kent Social Enterprise Loan Fund visit www.kentcf.org.uk/loans/social-enterprises
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 over 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.