London Array Community Fund

The London Array Community Fund, managed by Kent Community Foundation  will provide additional funding for the charitable sector in Thanet

The annual £40,000 London Array Community Fund is now open for applications from small charities and community groups in Thanet.

Grants of up to £5,000 are now available for applicants working within one or more of five key areas: (1) Environment, Children, (2) Young People and Families, (3) Elderly and Isolated, (4) Employability, Skills and Enterprise and (5) Vulnerable Adults.

For 2024, the application process has been simplified with online application available via the Kent Community Foundation website. But be aware the closing date for applications is 30 April 2024.

Although London Array Wind Farm has supported local community organisations ranging from Thanet Wanderers to Arts in Ramsgate and local baby bank Mama to Mama since 2013, they have now changed the way that applications to the fund will be administered.  From  2024 onwards Kent Community Foundation will manage applications and the distribution of the majority of our funds on behalf of the wind farm.

Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation said, “As experienced grant makers with a portfolio of over 90 philanthropic funds supporting the charitable sector across Kent,  we are delighted to have been asked to administer the funding from the London Array Community Fund. Applications are now open and we look forward to seeing the difference that the £40,000 funding will make to charities and community groups in Thanet.”

James Vause, London Array General Manager, said: “We would like to thank Kent Community Foundation for taking over the administration of the fund and enabling ease of access to local groups to the monies.

“This fund is a voluntary commitment, created by London Array, to make a real difference to our local community.  A panel including staff from London Array Wind Farm and Kent Community Foundation will meet to assess projects and award grants.”

Interested applicants should apply online via the Kent Community Foundation website  Please specify London Array Community Fund when applying.

If you have any questions or require any help accessing or completing your application form, contact the Kent Community Foundation  team, 01303 814 500.

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2024.


About London Array

Located 20km off the north Kent coast in the Outer Thames Estuary, London Array has an installed capacity of 630 megawatts and generates enough clean electricity to power around 584,000 UK homes, while displacing around 900,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. The 175 wind turbines each have a rotor diameter of 120 metres and a capacity of 3.6 megawatts each. The wind farm is maintained and operated from the Port of Ramsgate.


About Kent Community Foundation

Experienced grant-maker Kent Community Foundation is the organisation behind the organisations and has been finding, funding, and supporting some of the smallest voluntary groups in the county for over twenty one years. In this time, it has distributed almost £55 million to support thousands of small charities and deserving causes where a modest sum of money can make a significant impact.

Kent Community Foundation is 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.