south east

A Kent Community Foundation grant will support a Primal Roots initiative to get addicts running into the New Year. A grant of £11,500 from Kent Community Foundation will fund an important Primal Roots fitness programme to support those overcoming addiction, the trauma of homelessness or a life caught up in the criminal justice system. The…

This Christmas, food education charity Communigrow based in East Malling, is hosting eco-friendly wreath making workshops and a winter family celebration. This December Communigrow is holding wreath making events  and a winter family celebration to spread some festive cheer and raise money to support the educational activities they provide for young people and vulnerable groups.…

‘Companionship at Christmas’ provides support over the festive period, for older people in Swale who are lonely, socially isolated, lacking mobility or have a disability ‘Companionship at Christmas’ an initiative from Swale Community and Voluntary Services provides an invaluable service to those who would otherwise be lonely over the Christmas period. Kent Community Foundation awarded the…

On 10 December, the Light Up New Romney volunteers will be holding their annual Christmas Parade. Light Up New Romney applied to Kent Community Foundation for a grant towards their November lantern making workshops and safety equipment for their annual December Christmas Parade and received a grant of £1,100. Established in 2017, Light Up New…

Hugh O’Neill has completed a 1000-mile virtual walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Cabrini House in Orpington Hugh O’Neill was inspired to do the 1000-mile fundraising walk for the charity Diagrama when he heard that Cabrini House, their home for adults with learning disabilities was fundraising to create a sensory…

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…

On 1 November Kent Community Foundation launched its annual Surviving Winter Campaign The community group, Friendly Faces of Kent is just one of the hundreds of organisations supporting the elderly and isolated across Kent and Medway that the money the campaign raises might support. Sheerness based, Friendly Faces of Kent was established in June 2018…