Maidstone

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…

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…

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…

A partnership between Hadlow Community Allotment and Hadlow Primary School to help children understand the environment, where their food comes from, and the importance of sustainability, has received a grant from Kent Community Foundation. Hadlow Community Allotment was established in partnership with Hadlow Primary School in 2019. An area in the school’s playing field was…

Kent Community Foundation has £187,000 to distribute to grassroots groups to enhance their digital offer and strengthen client-facing technology infrastructure. The Digital Inclusion Fund is open for applications from charitable organisations across Kent and Medway who are working hard to reduce digital exclusion. Grants of up to £10,000 are available for a wide range of…

Kent Community Foundation has announced a new fund to support community allotments across Kent and Medway. Community allotments are a great way of making friends, improving mental health, living a healthier lifestyle, and preserving the environment while attracting wildlife to the area.     The Amity Allotment Fund, forms part of Kent Community Foundation’s environmental strategy…

January is on average the coldest month of the year and the Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter will be open to offer a hot meal and a bed for the night The Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter has been supporting the homeless for the last eight years. In December, Kent Community Foundation awarded them £5,000 towards their…