Grant-makers

Since 2022, Kent Community Foundation has distributed half a million pounds to good causes through its Micro funding programme. Introduced in early 2022, the Micro funding programme awards grants of up to £2,000 to charities and    community groups with an annual income under £75,000.  In the past two years over 250 organisations have been…

Kent Community Foundation brought together members of the voluntary sector at a Green Impact Forum on 27 March at the Three Hills Sports Park, in Folkestone. Over 90 attendees listened to speeches from community groups, including, Allington Millennium Green, Sunken Garden Society, Rainham Eco Hub and Mutual Aid Road Reps CIC, who have taken steps…

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…

On 5 March five charities received awards from Nadra Ahmed CBE DL High Sheriff of Kent. On 5 March invited guests attended a ceremony at the Commissioner’s House, Chatham Dockyard, to hear Nadra Ahmed CBE DL High Sheriff of Kent announce the recipients of the 2024 High Sheriff Awards.     During the event, Josephine…

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…

Experienced Grant Maker Kent Community Foundation has appointed a Senior Philanthropy Adviser. Rachel Vinton, an experienced client relationship and business development manager with extensive experience in developing strategic, high value client partnerships has joined Kent Community Foundation from BlackRock Investment Management. Rachel worked at BlackRock for 14 years in several roles across the fixed income…

Once professional advisers speak to high-net-worth clients about using a proportion of their wealth to support charitable causes, what’s next in assisting these aspiring philanthropists to give well? Philanthropic funding is vital for the charitable sector, but it can be a greater challenge than first anticipated for high-net-worth clients to find the right organisations to…

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.…