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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…

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…

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…

Kent Community Foundation recently partnered with the University of Kent to establish the Kent Student Philanthropy Fund with funding donated by Philanthropist David Jamilly to allow students to learn first-hand about charitable giving. The Philanthropy in Action module that the students participated in, was run in partnership with Kent Community Foundation who managed the grants…

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…

Young Carers Action Day raises awareness about young and young adult carers and the issues they face every day The Ivy and Jane Charitable Trust Fund administered by Kent Community Foundation knows only too well the issues that face young carers across Kent. Since 2005 they have distributed £500,000 to help children and young adult…

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 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…

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…