community groups

January is on average the coldest month of the year and the Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter will be open to offer a hot meal and a bed for the night The Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter has been supporting the homeless for the last eight years. In December, Kent Community Foundation awarded them £5,000 towards their…

Kent Community Foundation has £50k available now from the Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund, for charities and community groups working with children and young people in the Thanet area.   Starlings Support CIC has received funding from the Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund     Applications are open now for a share of…

The annual Kent Community Foundation Surviving Winter Campaign raises awareness of the many issues the elderly face during the colder months and asks for donations to support those organisations who offer a service for older people. One group that the Surviving Winter Campaign might help is Wellbeing Link. The organisation  run by almost forty volunteers,…

Kent Community Foundation is delighted to announce that from January 2022 Robert Sackville-West will Chair their Board of Trustees For twenty years grant-maker Kent Community Foundation has been supporting  organisations across Kent and Medway. Behind the charity is a hard-working group of volunteer trustees who are the governing body and ultimately are responsible for everything the…

The Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund, will open on 4 January and will offer grants of up to £10,000 to voluntary organisations for creative and cultural activities to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Kent Community Foundation will be one of the network of community foundations distributing the Arts Council England Let’s…

A Kent Community Foundation grant will support a Primal Roots initiative to get addicts running into the New Year. A grant of £11,500 from Kent Community Foundation will fund an important Primal Roots fitness programme to support those overcoming addiction, the trauma of homelessness or a life caught up in the criminal justice system. The…

‘Companionship at Christmas’ provides support over the festive period, for older people in Swale who are lonely, socially isolated, lacking mobility or have a disability ‘Companionship at Christmas’ an initiative from Swale Community and Voluntary Services provides an invaluable service to those who would otherwise be lonely over the Christmas period. Kent Community Foundation awarded the…

On 10 December, the Light Up New Romney volunteers will be holding their annual Christmas Parade. Light Up New Romney applied to Kent Community Foundation for a grant towards their November lantern making workshops and safety equipment for their annual December Christmas Parade and received a grant of £1,100. Established in 2017, Light Up New…

Opening at the end of November 2021, the new Kent Community Foundation Digital Inclusion Fund will offer grants of up to £10,000 for organisations, to enhance digital offers in the Kent County Council area. Thanks to a generous match funding programme from Kent County Council, Kent Community Foundation’s donors have raised over £300,000 for the…

Kent Community Foundation has been supporting The Music Man Project since 2017 and funding from The Auston Trust Fund will be used to stage this December’s sell out Music Man Project Christmas Concert in Gillingham. The Music Man Project is an accessible music education service creating inspirational opportunities for people with a learning disability to…