Fundraising

Since 1970 Earth Day has been marked annually on 22 April to encourage people to take time to appreciate the environment around them. As part of their environmental strategy, launched on Earth Day 2021, grant-maker Kent Community Foundation has pledged to support local voluntary groups protecting the county’s countryside and coastline. Given its compelling link…

The London Array Community Fund, managed by Kent Community Foundation  will provide additional funding for the charitable sector in Thanet The annual £40,000 London Array Community Fund is now open for applications from small charities and community groups in Thanet. Grants of up to £5,000 are now available for applicants working within one or more…

Local Grant-Maker Kent Community Foundation shares the findings of their recent survey of Kent and Medway based organisations A survey commissioned by Kent Community Foundation in December 2023 has revealed the challenges and opportunities facing Kent and Medway’s voluntary sector in 2024. The survey revealed: Fundraising and financial planning were the biggest anticipated challenges with local…

On 8 March the world celebrates International Women’s Day – an event that belongs to all those committed to forging women’s equality. In Thanet, International Women’s Day is the focus of an annual festival delivered by POW Thanet who have been financially supported by experienced grant maker Kent Community Foundation since 2020. Now in its…

All Saints Church in Biddenden has received £2,500 from Kent Community Foundation for their Community Take Away Pantry. The Parish Church Council of All Saints in Biddenden, applied to Kent Community Foundation for funding to support their Take Away Pantry, based in their small rural community, to help support those who are struggling and hungry.…

On 7 November The High Sheriff of Kent hosted an event to celebrate the difference that grassroots organisations are making across the county. Nadra Ahmed CBE DL The High Sheriff of Kent, in partnership with Kent Community Foundation, invited guests representing small charitable organisations to a ‘Causes That Matter’ event at Eastwell Manor on 7…

The Maidstone Lions Club has presented an Abi Cooling cot to the maternity bereavement suite Pembury Hospital. The Maidstone Lions Club officially handed over an Abi Cooling cot to the Hope Butler Suite at Pembury Hospital, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust this October. The new Abi Cooling Cot will enable families who suffer the…

Kent Community Foundation recently awarded £4,000 to the Angel Tree initiative to buy Christmas presents for the children of inmates at HMP Swaleside, HMP Elmley, HMP Rochester and HMP East Sutton Park. The annual Angel Tree project was developed by the Prison Fellowship to give parents in prison the opportunity to send a Christmas present…

On 12 November when the Capital falls silent at 11.00am, hundreds of London’s black cab drivers who volunteer their time to take veterans to the Cenotaph and the Parade as part of the Poppy Cabs free Service, will also pause to remember. Since 2009 volunteer black taxi drivers have provided a free Poppy Cabs taxi…

Duckyls Farm Manager Karen Tolton will travel to Florida in early 2024, to take part in the 48.6 mile ‘Disney Dopey Challenge’ In January 2024, Duckyls Farm Manager Karen and her sister-in-law Lorna will travel to the USA to run in four different races, with a total distance of 48.6 miles to raise funds to…