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A grant of £5,000 will support the Vista Twisters Cheer Programme for children in Folkestone and Hythe. A Kent Community Foundation grant of £5,000 will allow Vista Twisters to purchase five large floor rolls to launch indoor cheerleading activities at Folkestone Sports Centre. One of only three cheer leading programmes in Kent, Vista Twisters, who…

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…

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans escorted a group of veterans to Normandy for the D Day commemorations   London Cab Drivers who volunteer for the Taxi Charity took a group of 24 veterans to Normandy for six days for the D Day Commemorations. The trip included visits to the British Normandy Memorial and the…

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…

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…

The charity Diagrama Foundation met with organisations from Italy, Belgium, and Spain in Belgium to progress their €80,000 E-Profid project funded by the European Union Erasmus Plus Programme. In late April, representatives from Diagrama Foundation met their Erasmus funded E-Profid project partners  in Kortrijk, Belgium to assess how their project was developing and to participate…

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…