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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…

Diagrama Foster Carers Peter and Kristin Nevins share their home with four biological children and their 11-year-old  foster child ‘Jack’. Kristin Nevins and her husband Peter, from Surrey, foster with the charity Diagrama. For the last four years they have shared their family home with their foster child ‘Jack’.         Kristin Nevins,…

Children from St Andrew’s School in Rochester have donated £440 to the Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment In May St Andrews School in Rochester celebrated ‘Earth Day’ and enthused by the lessons they had learnt, raised money through a series of ecological activities to donate to the Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment which…

Funding from Kent Community Foundation will kick-start the initial phase of a Food Forest and Eco-Centre at Dartford Science and Technology College. The Healthy Living Centre Dartford food forest and eco-centre project at Dartford Science and Technology College will support health and well-being, achieve multiple educational outcomes, and enhance biodiversity, for the local community. Located…

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…

The annual Power of Women Festival in Thanet is an opportunity to celebrate women As part of the 2022 Power of Women (POW) Festival, primary school aged children will be invited to celebrate International Women’s Day by drawing a woman who inspires them. The children from year three will be invited to choose a woman…

Community Group Led by the Wild CIC engages children, families and individuals in nature led learning, outdoor education, and conservation activities Based at Whites Woods Farm in Ashford, Led by the Wild CIC is an example of the type of organisation that the new Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment would like to support.…

A charity initiative to help disadvantaged families in west Kent access fresh produce has received financial support from Kent Community Foundation Hands of Hope, deliver programmes and activities aimed at tackling rural isolation, loneliness and food poverty as well as improving the physical and mental wellbeing of communities throughout Rother, Hastings, and west Kent, by…

A group of sixth form students from the Folkestone Academy has been working with Kent Community Foundation to learn how funding in the charitable sector works. In a new initiative Kent Community Foundation is working with sixth form sports students from Folkestone Academy as part of the Made by Sport Fund grants process. The brainchild…

Perry Hall Primary School in Orpington has very kindly donated a selection of young plants to Diagrama’s home for adults with learning disabilities. The staff and residents of Cabrini House in Orpington were delighted by a recent donation of 120 plants from Perry Hall Primary School. The adults that live at Cabrini House all have…