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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…

As we approach Mother’s Day, thousands of women across the UK will look forward to celebrating with their children while thousands more will be reminded that they don’t have the family they long for. Sue, 52, knows how awful  Mother’s Day was for her, while she spent years trying to have children and although she…

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.…

Across England there is a huge shortfall of parent and child foster carers with Kent based charity Diagrama currently receiving twice as many referrals as two years ago. The charity Diagrama is concerned that with the number of referrals for parent and child foster placements  at an unprecedented level, they urgently need to fill this…

The Kent Refugee Action Network applied to Kent Community Foundation for support to offer young people a way to develop links and connections with the local community through sports activities. Before Covid, sports activities offered a positive way for young refugee and asylum seekers to engage with their peers, build trust with  the Kent Refugee…

The Charity Diagrama will be curating a book addressing the question ‘What could fair justice mean for children and young people?’ and is now looking for ideas for submissions that will encourage discussion and lead to change. Diagrama is one of eight members of The Monument Fellowship, funded by the Woolbeding Charity who  work together…

Kent Community Foundation has been supporting mental health charities for over 20 years. They recently received news which prompted them to shout about the help that is available across the county. GTown Talents, an organisation that Kent Community Foundation supports, recently shared the tragic news that Tashan one of the lead actors in a production…

On Friday 23 April, #YouCanAdopt launches a national campaign to highlight the benefits of adopting family groups of children, to encourage people to consider brother and sister adoption. There are currently 2,030 children waiting to be adopted in England, of those approximately 890 (44%) are part of a family group. More than half of these…