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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…

Over the last twenty years Kent Community Foundation has supported thousands of  grassroots organisations across Kent and Medway. One of the organisations the Foundation has been supporting since 2001 is the Prince of Wales Youth Club in Canterbury Since 2001, Kent Community Foundation has awarded over £45 million to over 9300 small charities and community…

The CEO of the Diagrama Foundation is encouraging job applications from Afghan refugees as his charity reaches crisis point recruiting care home workers Charity Diagrama has care homes, for the elderly and   for adults with learning difficulties,  as well as a supported living service and semi-independent homes for young people. The charity currently has an…

Each year the Kent Community Foundation team offer some time to volunteer in the community as part of their commitment to getting to know the grassroots organisations that they support.               On Wednesday 8 September, the Kent Community Foundation team spent the day volunteering in Faversham, at the Abbey…

Kent Community Foundation is delighted to launch a new fund to support projects across Kent and Medway which protect the county’s beautiful countryside and coastline and address social issues which are intertwined with environmental impact Ahead of the COP26, UN climate summit, beginning on 31 October in Glasgow, Kent Community Foundation is delighted to announce…

The annual High Sheriff Awards celebrate the charitable work of organisations who contribute their time and care to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the community. Having had to cancel the previous two High Sheriff Award events during the pandemic,  the ceremony on the 1 September was a unique occasion, with the two previous…

Great Britain performed well in the Tokyo Olympics bringing home 65 medals  and no doubt inspiring many future athletes. Also inspired were the staff and residents of Cabrini House in Orpington, a home for adults with learning disabilities  who held their very own Olympics on 11 August. The residents competed for medals in a variety…

A grant of £4750 from Kent Community Foundation will allow charity Connaught Opera to stage a series of concerts for older people across Kent Charity Connaught Opera will be entertaining hundreds of older people across the county between 20 August and 20 October with a series of ten concerts funded by The Brook Trust Fund…

On Saturday 14th August, former Police Officer Steve Murphy, 64,  set off to cycle from St. James’s Square, London,  where WPC Yvonne Fletcher was killed, to her place of rest and home village of Semley in Wiltshire, to raise awareness of the ‘Campaign for Justice for Yvonne’ led by ex-Policeman and campaigner John Murray. Steve will…

Kent Community Foundation has awarded £5,000 to Wye Community Farm so that more children and young people can benefit from time at their Farm Club. For the past two years Wye Community Farm has been supporting children and young people experiencing difficulties at school, those who are not in education, employment, or training, those with…