After supporting grass root charities for some time by making regular donations to experienced grant makers Kent Community Foundation, Hythe based ChannelPorts Limited has decided to set up their own philanthropic fund.
The new philanthropic fund will be known as the ‘ChannelPorts Community Fund’ and will award grants to small charities and community groups that operate within Kent Community Foundation’s five funding priorities: Children, Young People & Families, Vulnerable Adults, Elderly & Isolated, Employability Skills & Enterprise and Environment.
Emma Spring, HR Manager, ChannelPorts said, “ChannelPorts has been regularly supporting grass root charities through Kent Community Foundation since 2019. In that time, we have donated over £65,000 to support their grant making and are thrilled to open the ChannelPorts Community Fund with a further donation of £38,000. The Kent Community Foundation team will direct our funding to grassroots organisations working within their five priority areas of need and we look forward to seeing the impact grants from our fund will make across the county.”
Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation said, “Kent Community Foundation has been finding, funding, and supporting some of the smallest voluntary organisations in the county for over twenty one years. To do this we rely on the generosity of individuals, families, and businesses, who open funds with us to support small, local grassroots projects working with the most disadvantaged and isolated within our communities. ChannelPorts has been making regular donations since 2019 and we are delighted that they have chosen to open their own discretionary fund with Kent Community Foundation which will allow us to help even more vulnerable people across Kent.”
The ChannelPorts Community Fund will award average grants of £4,500 to small charities and deserving causes where a modest sum of money can make a significant impact. Awards will be made quarterly with the first grants expected to be made in October.
To contact Kent Community Foundation about funding for charities and community groups from the ChannelPorts Community Fund visit www.kentcf.org.uk/funding or to find out more about opening a Fund email firstname.lastname@example.org
ChannelPorts is a distinguished leader in customs clearance solutions with a rich legacy spanning nearly five decades. Established in 1974 with a primary focus on serving the road freight market, their commitment to professionalism, efficiency, and innovation has significantly contributed to their recognition within the industry.
Over the years, ChannelPorts has seamlessly adapted to the evolving landscape of international trade and logistics. Their prowess lies not only in extensive experience but also in a pursuit of integrating cutting-edge technologies, allowing them to become a trusted partner for businesses of all sizes. This has been witnessed recently with the introduction of their well-received flagship solution, CustomsPro.
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 one years. In this time, it has distributed almost £60 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.