Charity

Grants from the Kent Community Foundation Care Leavers Fund will be available for charities and community groups which provide frontline services to care leavers Grants of up to £7,500 from the new Kent Community Foundation Care Leaver Fund will focus on supporting care leavers aged between 16.5 and 25, as they move from foster or…

On 2 July, 70 volunteer cab drivers from the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans drove veterans to Worthing for a day at the coast. Over 100 veterans from London and the home counties enjoyed a day in Worthing courtesy of volunteer cab drivers who support the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans.   After rendezvousing for…

Football Fanatics at Duckyls Farm know who will win the Euros after their horse Ace picked the Croatian Flag. The Duckyls Farm residents who have learning disabilities, are thoroughly enjoying the Euro Championships and made flags to represent the teams, in one of their weekly art and craft sessions. Having seen a lion from the…

As the Euros create football fever across the country, one charity knows football is so much more than a beautiful game. The charity ‘Head in The Game’ uses experienced football and talking therapy coaches, to run sessions designed to prioritise positive mental health and overall wellbeing for men in the Tonbridge, West Malling, East Malling,…

WWII veteran  Henry ‘Harry’ Rawlins, 98, who served with The King’s Royal Rifle Corps died on Monday 10 June at The Royal Hospital Chelsea. His niece, Angela, and her husband Andrew were at his bedside. Harry joined the army at the age of 18 and was posted to the Kings Royal Rifle Corps. At Operation…

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans was delighted to take a group of veterans to Normandy for the 80 anniversary of Operation Overlord. On 4 June, London Taxi cabs drove; ten Normandy, two WWII, five post war and two Afghanistan veterans, and a team of volunteers, carers, companions and medics across to France for the…

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is proud to announce a new scheme that will enable free school visits to The Historic Dockyard Chatham for up to 900 students from high pupil premium schools in Medway. This has been made possible through the generosity of £14,213 from The Charles Burnett III Memorial Fund, administered by Kent Community…

On 5 May thirteen British and one Canadian veteran led the Liberation Parade through Wageningen applauded by thousands who lined the route.   The British veterans had travelled to the Netherlands with the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, which has been making the annual trip for Dutch Liberation since 2012 and were joined by a…

Since 2022, Kent Community Foundation has distributed half a million pounds to good causes through its Micro funding programme. Introduced in early 2022, the Micro funding programme awards grants of up to £2,000 to charities and    community groups with an annual income under £75,000.  In the past two years over 250 organisations have been…

Diagrama Foundation is working closely with an Australian Government Agency to demonstrate how their unique juvenile programme is improving the outcome for young offenders in Spain. Diagrama Chief Executive David McGuire is working closely with an Australian Government Agency to show them the successful Spanish blueprint for alternative juvenile detention which has flipped youth recidivism…