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This Volunteers’ Week let’s all take some time to thank volunteers for their invaluable contribution There are an estimated 450,000 volunteers in Kent and Medway. Volunteers’ Week gives us all the opportunity to thank them for supporting organisations across the county. Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said “During an exceptionally difficult year, people…

Foster Care Fortnight is an annual campaign from The Fostering Network to raise awareness of the transformational power of fostering and to celebrate the fostering community, the theme is #WhyWeCare. The Fostering Network wants the whole fostering community, from foster carers to fostering services and care experienced children and young people, from fundraisers to campaigners,…

On Friday 23 April, #YouCanAdopt launches a national campaign to highlight the benefits of adopting family groups of children, to encourage people to consider brother and sister adoption. There are currently 2,030 children waiting to be adopted in England, of those approximately 890 (44%) are part of a family group. More than half of these…

This Thursday, on Earth Day, Kent Community Foundation will launch its Environmental Strategy to protect the county’s beautiful countryside and coastline and address social issues which are intertwined with environmental impact             Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “Kent Community Foundation is launching an environmental strategy and a new…

During Autism Awareness Week, Kent Community Foundation is highlighting some of the good causes it has supported   Autism Awareness Week is a chance to speak up for the rights of autistic people, and highlight the social, economic, health and educational obstacles that many autistic people face. Kent Community Foundation has been looking back at some of the…

Kent Community Foundation is pleased to have teamed up with Made By Sport to offer sports clubs and organisations in Kent and Medway the opportunity to apply for a grant to support young people as they start to recover from the effects of the latest lockdown The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on…

On the anniversary of the first lockdown grant-maker Kent Community Foundation announces that it has distributed £5.1million in pandemic support grants to 1583 organisations and families across Kent and Medway           Kent Community Foundation is delighted to announce that it has given out £5,100,000 to charities, community groups and families facing…

Arun Estates, Parent Company of Wards Estate Agents in Kent, has given financial support to ill children for eighteen years and in that time have awarded over £10 million   Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “Kent Community Foundation has been administering charitable funds for Arun Estates since 2003 and we are delighted…

On Young Carers Action Day, Kent Community Foundation announces it has awarded over £500,000 to support Young Carers in Kent and Medway Young Carers Action Day raises awareness of the challenges faced by young carers and campaigns for greater support for them. Since 2001 Kent Community Foundation has supported over 18,000 young carers across Kent…

With the number of children needing safe and secure foster homes increasing during the pandemic, foster carers, Nic and Chris Kimmance, from Ashford in Kent, are hoping that their story will encourage more people across London and the South East to consider fostering Nic and Chris Kimmance have been married for sixteen years they have…