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Kent Community Foundation has awarded £5,500 to the charity Learn and Thrive, to support their Learning for Life project. Based in Maidstone, the charity  Learn and Thrive was established last year to support children and young people with Down’s syndrome. They applied to Kent Community Foundation for a grant towards the costs of  filming the…

As we approach Mother’s Day, thousands of women across the UK will look forward to celebrating with their children while thousands more will be reminded that they don’t have the family they long for. Sue, 52, knows how awful  Mother’s Day was for her, while she spent years trying to have children and although she…

Growing up, Katie Pillay shared her home with an adult with learning disabilities fostered by her Mum Karen Parker. Motivated by what her mum was doing for others Katie knew that one day she wanted to foster too. Katie Pillay, 38, from Sidcup, was raised in a loving family in Somerset and from a young…

Young Carers Action Day raises awareness about young and young adult carers and the issues they face every day The Ivy and Jane Charitable Trust Fund administered by Kent Community Foundation knows only too well the issues that face young carers across Kent. Since 2005 they have distributed £500,000 to help children and young adult…

The Taxi Charity pays tribute to Roy Doug Miller, 98, who died on 12 March Doug from Wallington, who recently moved in with his daughter in Kenley, Croydon had two daughters and was a very popular member of the Taxi Charity family.       At the beginning of the war, Doug was involved in…

On 17 March, WWII Veteran Ray Whitwell from Malton, North Yorkshire will be 103, he will celebrate with his daughter Jill.             At the end of  February 2022, at the grand old age of 102,  Ray Whitwell joined  the Taxi Charity on their trip to The Netherlands. Ray kept everyone…

The annual Power of Women Festival in Thanet is an opportunity to celebrate women As part of the 2022 Power of Women (POW) Festival, primary school aged children will be invited to celebrate International Women’s Day by drawing a woman who inspires them. The children from year three will be invited to choose a woman…

A non-profit is helping people across Thanet to make better food choices Non-profit Bags of Taste know the challenges faced by those living in poverty to make better food choices and purchase affordable fresh produce. They offer a Mentored Home Cooking course for vulnerable adults so that people who are living in poverty can be…

Community Group Led by the Wild CIC engages children, families and individuals in nature led learning, outdoor education, and conservation activities Based at Whites Woods Farm in Ashford, Led by the Wild CIC is an example of the type of organisation that the new Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment would like to support.…

Across England there is a huge shortfall of parent and child foster carers with Kent based charity Diagrama currently receiving twice as many referrals as two years ago. The charity Diagrama is concerned that with the number of referrals for parent and child foster placements  at an unprecedented level, they urgently need to fill this…