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The Kent Community Foundation Needs in Kent Conference gave charities, community groups and funders the opportunity to look at the county’s needs and discuss how collaborative action might affect change. On 15 June, two hundred delegates met at the Village Hotel in Maidstone to attend the first Kent Community Foundation Needs in Kent Conference. The…

Children from St Andrew’s School in Rochester have donated £440 to the Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment In May St Andrews School in Rochester celebrated ‘Earth Day’ and enthused by the lessons they had learnt, raised money through a series of ecological activities to donate to the Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment which…

Kent Community Foundation grant makers enjoyed time away from the office at an Ashford Forest School with community group Step-Out Since 2012 Step-Out has been working with children and adults in the outdoors using the natural environment as a tool to inspire people. Kent Community Foundation spent two hours with them on 19 May as…

The new Kent Community Foundation Learning Journey Fund  will support up to ten applications from staff  or volunteers from charities based in Kent and Medway to discover new insights and inspiration to improve their organisation’s performance. The funding of up to £1,500 will allow the recipients  to visit organisations  and from national and international best…

Kent Community Foundation will host a Needs in Kent Conference on 15 June 2022 to explore the emerging issues facing the county after the pandemic. Last year Kent Community Foundation commissioned a detailed report about specific needs across each district within Kent and Medway and the conference will give attendees the  opportunity to discuss what…

Look Ahead has received funding from Kent Community Foundation to turn barren outdoor spaces within supported living accommodation into gardens to grow food. The Look Ahead project will benefit thirty vulnerable young adults living in supported housing in Ashford, Folkestone Shepway, and Dover. The £3,948 grant from Kent Community Foundation will help them to transform…

Kent Community Foundation has awarded twenty-four grants totalling £140,000 to voluntary and community organisations across Kent and Medway from the Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. Kent Community Foundation has today announced the twenty-four  successful projects that have received a share of £140,000 from the Arts Council Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. These exciting creative…

Kent Community Foundation has £187,000 to distribute to grassroots groups to enhance their digital offer and strengthen client-facing technology infrastructure. The Digital Inclusion Fund is open for applications from charitable organisations across Kent and Medway who are working hard to reduce digital exclusion. Grants of up to £10,000 are available for a wide range of…

The Kent Community Foundation team spent the morning volunteering to help clean the beach at Greatstone as part of the Great British Spring Clean. On 6 April 2022, members of the Kent Community Foundation team (and some of their children) headed to Greatstone, near New Romney to meet volunteers from Litter Picking Watch Romney Marsh…

A Custom Food Lab project has received a grant of £5,000 from Kent Community Foundation to kickstart a district wide ‘Patchwork Farm’ Custom Food Lab applied to Kent Community Foundation for funding to cover the salary of a Community Food Growing Trainer to deliver workshops and volunteer sessions about permaculture and organic food growing practices…