Elderly

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…

Veteran Ray Whitwell enjoyed a flight in a glider on 3 May over the skies of Arnhem where he fought during World War Two.   Ray Whitwell, 103, from Malton, North Yorkshire, was delighted when glider pilot Arjan Vrieze offered to take him up in a glider at the Gelderse Gliding Club during his visit to…

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…

WWII Veteran Bill Gladden, 98,  heard about Dave the Edensor Care Home Cat on a recent trip with the Taxi Charity and offered to paint his portrait. WWII Veteran Bill Gladden, 98, from Suffolk, has been painting all his life and particularly loves painting  dogs and horses to raise funds for his beloved Taxi Charity.…

Kent Community Foundation has awarded twenty-four grants totalling £140,000 to voluntary and community organisations across Kent and Medway from the Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. Kent Community Foundation has today announced the twenty-four  successful projects that have received a share of £140,000 from the Arts Council Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. These exciting creative…

Kent Community Foundation is delighted to announce the Medway Better Connected Fund has new funding to support digital inclusion. Digital Inclusion often affects the elderly as they may not have the skills to use computers or smart phones and may not have access to the internet. Grants of up to £5,000 from the Medway Better Connected…

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…

A grant of £4,800 from Kent Community Foundation will be used by Swale Community and Voluntary Services to fund initiatives including their popular film club Swale Community and Voluntary Services (Swale CVS) has been running a transport and befriending service for older people in the local community for over twenty years. They have been supported…