£600,000 Infrastructure Support Fund Launches

Charities and Community groups in Kent are invited to apply to Kent Community Foundation for grants of up to £75,000 from a new Infrastructure Support Fund.

The funding for the new Infrastructure Support Fund has been provided by Kent County Council and will be awarded to charities, community groups and CICs to support existing, dormant or new infrastructure support projects.

The type of work that the infrastructure fund will support includes the development of leadership skills, including Board development or good governance and policy development, help for collaborative working for back office and mergers, organisational strategy and development projects, support and training for income generation, diversification, financial strategy and sustainability.

Natalie Smith, Director of Grants and Impact, Kent Communication Foundation said, “Grants of up to £75,000 from the new Infrastructure Support Fund will make a big difference to the charitable sector across Kent. We anticipate awarding a few grants of £75,000 with the majority of awards being at a lower level. The full funding criteria can be found on the Kent Community Foundation website and requires that successful initiatives must be accessible to a range of organisations across the county, including those groups that that may have additional barriers to accessing funding and have specific support needs. The fund will open for applications on Monday 13 March and we estimate that funding decisions and first payments will be made in May 2023.”

To apply to the  Kent Community Foundation Infrastructure Support Fund visit; www.kentcf.org.uk/funding

About the Infrastructure Support Fund

The fund opens on Monday 13 March.

Applicants must cover as a minimum at least one of the four areas specified below

North – Dartford, Gravesham, Swale

East – Thanet, Dover, Canterbury

South – Folkestone/Hythe, Ashford

West – Sevenoaks, Tonbridge/Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone


The closing date for applications is 14 April.

There will be no continuation funding available, and grants must be fully spent by March 2025.

This funding is for Kent and does not cover activities in 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 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.