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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…

On Saturday 11 June, Alan Dowson, Dartford FC’s new Manager, led the Youth Academy Coaching Team to a 5-0 victory over Charlton Invicta in a football match to raise funds for local charity Abigail’s Footsteps On Saturday 11 June, the Dartford Youth Academy Coaching team was joined by Dartford FC‘s New Manager Alan Dowson in…

Funding from the Let’s Create Queen’s Jubilee Fund administered by Kent Community Foundation, is allowing East Kent Mencap to celebrate the Jubilee in style. East Kent Mencap was awarded £8,421 to work with people with a leaning disability from each of their four sites across East Kent to create multimedia pieces to commemorate the Queen’s…

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…

A grant of £9,600 from the Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund administered by Kent Community Foundation is helping the Horsebridge Arts Centre prepare for their ‘Seventy Years in the Making Tea Party’ Project. The Horsebridge Arts Centre is hosting community art workshops to create a plethora of tea party items  to display in…

A new Repair Café in Sevenoaks has received vital funding from Kent Community Foundation towards set up costs Following the success of the first Repair Café in Amsterdam which opened in 2009 and the popularity of the BBC’s Repair Shop where expert craftspeople, bring loved pieces of family history back to life, Repair Cafés have…

Kent Community Foundation recently partnered with the University of Kent to establish the Kent Student Philanthropy Fund with funding donated by Philanthropist David Jamilly to allow students to learn first-hand about charitable giving. The Philanthropy in Action module that the students participated in, was run in partnership with Kent Community Foundation who managed the grants…

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…

Funding from Kent Community Foundation will kick-start the initial phase of a Food Forest and Eco-Centre at Dartford Science and Technology College. The Healthy Living Centre Dartford food forest and eco-centre project at Dartford Science and Technology College will support health and well-being, achieve multiple educational outcomes, and enhance biodiversity, for the local community. Located…