community groups

Community Group, Catching Lives, in Canterbury, received £5,000 from Kent Community Foundation to give homeless people access to arts activities                   Kent Community Foundation and The Lawson Fund awarded Catching Lives £5,000 towards providing access to art activities for the homeless, rough sleepers and vulnerably housed. Lockdown…

Each year the Kent Community Foundation team offer some time to volunteer in the community as part of their commitment to getting to know the grassroots organisations that they support.               On Wednesday 8 September, the Kent Community Foundation team spent the day volunteering in Faversham, at the Abbey…

Kent Community Foundation is delighted to launch a new fund to support projects across Kent and Medway which protect the county’s beautiful countryside and coastline and address social issues which are intertwined with environmental impact Ahead of the COP26, UN climate summit, beginning on 31 October in Glasgow, Kent Community Foundation is delighted to announce…

The annual High Sheriff Awards celebrate the charitable work of organisations who contribute their time and care to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the community. Having had to cancel the previous two High Sheriff Award events during the pandemic,  the ceremony on the 1 September was a unique occasion, with the two previous…

A grant of £4750 from Kent Community Foundation will allow charity Connaught Opera to stage a series of concerts for older people across Kent Charity Connaught Opera will be entertaining hundreds of older people across the county between 20 August and 20 October with a series of ten concerts funded by The Brook Trust Fund…

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Kent Community Foundation financially supporting charities and community groups across Kent and Medway One community group which has been supported by Kent Community Foundation for the last twenty years is the Pegasus Playscheme in Dover which offers children, including those who have rare and complex disabilities a fun-packed…

After the COVID19 lockdowns affected not only Bromley Green FC’s usual activities but took a toll on the physical, and mental health of the children who use the club, plans were introduced to improve facilities and offer additional ways to support the community. Located in an area of deprivation, Bromley Green FC is a community…

Ashford Leisure Trust has awarded grants totalling just over £54,000 to seven organisations that deliver healthy recreational activities for people living in the borough of Ashford In January 2021, grant-maker Kent Community Foundation announced a new fund thanks to Ashford Leisure Trust offering grants of up to £10,000 to support charitable projects delivering healthy recreational…

Based in Borough Green, The Multiple Intelligence Hub (MIH) offers alternative, hands-on learning experiences and activities for children and young adults with special education needs (SEND). Through horticulture and other land-based activities, coordinators with expertise in SEND help children and young people with their social, emotional, and personal development, as well as improving their academic outcomes by helping…

Harvel Village Hall applied to Kent Community Foundation for funding for their community hall which plays such a valuable part in the lives of so many village residents. Last week they received the news that their application had been successful. The small semi-rural village of Harvel is in the west of Kent on the southern edge…