Strategy

Since 1970 Earth Day has been marked annually on 22 April to encourage people to take time to appreciate the environment around them. As part of their environmental strategy, launched on Earth Day 2021, grant-maker Kent Community Foundation has pledged to support local voluntary groups protecting the county’s countryside and coastline. Given its compelling link…

Local Grant-Maker Kent Community Foundation shares the findings of their recent survey of Kent and Medway based organisations A survey commissioned by Kent Community Foundation in December 2023 has revealed the challenges and opportunities facing Kent and Medway’s voluntary sector in 2024. The survey revealed: Fundraising and financial planning were the biggest anticipated challenges with local…

Experienced Grant Maker Kent Community Foundation has appointed a Senior Philanthropy Adviser. Rachel Vinton, an experienced client relationship and business development manager with extensive experience in developing strategic, high value client partnerships has joined Kent Community Foundation from BlackRock Investment Management. Rachel worked at BlackRock for 14 years in several roles across the fixed income…

Diagrama Foundation has appointed a Care Farm and Community Manager at Duckyls Farm, a care home for adults with learning disabilities. Keri Strugnell has been appointed as the Care Farm and Community Manager for the 100 acre Duckyls Farm in West Sussex to lead the development and management of the facilities and relationships with the…

A report from Care England about the finances and the workforce in adult social care, finds that the care sector in engulfed in a sustained state of crisis The ‘Fair Cost of Care’ report, released on 16 January 2024, which was compiled with the help of 122 care providers across the UK, reveals that the…

Once professional advisers speak to high-net-worth clients about using a proportion of their wealth to support charitable causes, what’s next in assisting these aspiring philanthropists to give well? Philanthropic funding is vital for the charitable sector, but it can be a greater challenge than first anticipated for high-net-worth clients to find the right organisations to…

Not for Profit care provider Diagrama Foundation has been reviewing the findings of a UCL led report about dementia and assessing how they will need to prepare for the predicted rise in numbers. The UCL report, published in October 2023 predicted that by 2040, the number of dementia cases could be 42% higher than previously…

Kent Community Foundation announces a new Eco Coaching Programme for charities. A new Kent Community Foundation Eco Coaching Programme will help charitable organisations develop skills and confidence to promote their early-stage ideas, projects and ways of working to improve their environmental impact. The programme, led by experienced local coach and presenter Liu Batchelor, is open…

Chatham based Diagrama Foundation has appointed experienced communications and marketing specialist Tina Morris as Head of Marketing Strategy. Tina Morris, whose experience includes marketing and communications projects for FTSE 100 companies, launching and rebranding the De La Warr Pavilion as an internationally significant art gallery and music venue and working with the multi-million pound Canterbury…