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When a residential care centre in Clacton needed help to create a 1960’s train carriage, a TV and film set builder stepped in to make seating for the carriage that wouldn’t look out of place in an Oscar winning blockbuster Edensor Care Centre in Clacton-on-Sea wanted to create a vintage railway carriage to improve the…

This Thursday, on Earth Day, Kent Community Foundation will launch its Environmental Strategy to protect the county’s beautiful countryside and coastline and address social issues which are intertwined with environmental impact             Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “Kent Community Foundation is launching an environmental strategy and a new…

On Friday 9 April 101-year-old WWII Veteran Major Edwin ‘Ted’ Hunt MVO was taken to have his second Covid inoculation by the Taxi Charity Major Edwin ‘Ted’ Hunt MVO was driven to Lancing Parish Hall for his second Covid vaccination on Friday 9 April by Taxi Charity volunteer and London cabbie Mike Hughes. He was…

When the UK went into the first Coronavirus lockdown on 20 March 2020 no one could have predicted that a year later the country would still be facing so many restrictions. The Taxi Charity has been looking back on the past year.   The Taxi Charity was with a group of veterans in Oosterbeek in…

Kent Community Foundation reminds charities and community groups, who have been affected by the pandemic, about their social loans, which can help bridge gaps in income and enable improvements and expansion Kent Community Foundation recognises how difficult it is for charitable organisations across Kent and Medway, who are experiencing a surge in demand for their…

Over the last 20 years Kent Community Foundation has distributed over £40 million to good causes. To celebrate this major milestone, the Foundation has created the 20th Anniversary Fund to distribute over £350,000 to organisations across Kent and Medway   The 20th Anniversary Fund will open for applications for core support in February 2021 and…

On 20 January 2021, 100-year-old, Major Ted Hunt, received his Coronavirus vaccination On 20 January Lancing resident, Major Ted Hunt was taken to Lancing Parish Hall by The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans for his Coronavirus injection.     London Black Cabbie and volunteer for the Taxi Charity Mike Hughes, took Major Ted, accompanied by…

After a year like no other The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans has delivered a little Festive cheer to veterans who have missed out on so much during the Pandemic At Christmas for the last ten years veterans would gather from all over the south east for a huge party organised by the Taxi Charity.…

A new Strategic Recovery Fund from Kent County Council and administered through Kent Community Foundation is now open for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000       Kent Community Foundation is administering a new Strategic Recovery Fund on behalf of Kent County Council to help organisations across Kent adapt to the post COVID-19 “new…

Caitlin Walker, 16, from Sheppey, a young volunteer from Youth Resilience UK, who has been supporting the elderly in her community throughout the pandemic, has been awarded this year’s National Lottery Young Hero Award. Kent Community Foundation has recently supported Youth Resilience UK with emergency pandemic grants totalling £7,500 and was delighted to learn that…