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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…

The Kent Refugee Action Network applied to Kent Community Foundation for support to offer young people a way to develop links and connections with the local community through sports activities. Before Covid, sports activities offered a positive way for young refugee and asylum seekers to engage with their peers, build trust with  the Kent Refugee…

On 17 July, campaigner, and former Metropolitan Police Officer John Murray, 65,  is holding a memorial service for WPC Yvonne Fletcher who was murdered outside the Libyan Embassy, in St James’s Square, London, in 1984.  Yvonne Fletcher’s  murderer has never been brought to justice and John Murray has been campaigning tirelessly  for over 35 years…

The Charity Diagrama will be curating a book addressing the question ‘What could fair justice mean for children and young people?’ and is now looking for ideas for submissions that will encourage discussion and lead to change. Diagrama is one of eight members of The Monument Fellowship, funded by the Woolbeding Charity who  work together…

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…

On 8 March, the world will celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias, and act for equality on International Women’s Day The Kent Community Foundation Women’s Fund was set up to challenge inequality, abuse, exploitation and disadvantage in the home, workplace and the community and offer a programme of funding that enables women and girls to take…

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…

Caitlin Walker, 16, from Sheppey, a young volunteer from Youth Resilience UK, who has been supporting the elderly in her community throughout the pandemic, has been awarded this year’s National Lottery Young Hero Award. Kent Community Foundation has recently supported Youth Resilience UK with emergency pandemic grants totalling £7,500 and was delighted to learn that…

As the surge in demand for food banks increases during the COVID-19 lockdown, the London Taxi Drivers Charity for Children has stepped in to help a food bank in North London With families being made, or facing redundancy or furlough during the pandemic the demand for help from food banks is increasing dramatically  and the…