Young People

Grants from the Kent Community Foundation Care Leavers Fund will be available for charities and community groups which provide frontline services to care leavers Grants of up to £7,500 from the new Kent Community Foundation Care Leaver Fund will focus on supporting care leavers aged between 16.5 and 25, as they move from foster or…

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is proud to announce a new scheme that will enable free school visits to The Historic Dockyard Chatham for up to 900 students from high pupil premium schools in Medway. This has been made possible through the generosity of £14,213 from The Charles Burnett III Memorial Fund, administered by Kent Community…

Diagrama Foundation is working closely with an Australian Government Agency to demonstrate how their unique juvenile programme is improving the outcome for young offenders in Spain. Diagrama Chief Executive David McGuire is working closely with an Australian Government Agency to show them the successful Spanish blueprint for alternative juvenile detention which has flipped youth recidivism…

As the UK faces an overwhelming fostering crisis with over 100 children a day entering the care system, Diagrama Foundation is appealing for new foster carers. The UK is facing an unprecedented fostering crisis as current foster carers are simply not able to meet the daily demand to support the number of children entering the…

Kent Community Foundation recently awarded £4,000 to the Angel Tree initiative to buy Christmas presents for the children of inmates at HMP Swaleside, HMP Elmley, HMP Rochester and HMP East Sutton Park. The annual Angel Tree project was developed by the Prison Fellowship to give parents in prison the opportunity to send a Christmas present…

Herne Bay based Ruben Harris is being supported in his quest to become a wheelchair tennis Paralympian by philanthropists working with Kent Community Foundation. Ruben Harris, who was born with congenital talipes equinovarus which is more commonly known as clubfeet and had both feet removed, is determined to reach the top in wheelchair tennis. Ruben’s…

Voluntary adoption agencies across the UK have come together with a joint mission to stop brothers and sisters who are waiting in care from being separated when adopted. Almost half of children currently waiting in care* are part of a family group and voluntary adoption agencies (VAAs) are looking for people who can offer them…

On Thursday 7 September, Kent Community Foundation had the pleasure of naming a boat, at a ceremony held at the Medway Watersports Centre in Gillingham. The three Medway Watersports boats had all initially been given number identification but the trust decided that their power boats deserved names. They asked Kent Community Foundation if they might…

Centre Stage Theatre Academy’s  Frankie Fitzgerald who played Ashley Cotton, Nasty Nick’s son in Eastenders is hosting a 24 hour dance-a-thon in Gravesend Kent to raise funds for charity, The Friends of Centre Stage, that helps children and young adults get access to musical theatre and the arts. Students and staff from the Centre Stage…

On 22 June, The Mayor of Maidstone visited the Diagrama Foundation recruitment event to learn more about the urgent need for additional foster carers. On 22 June, the Diagrama Foundation Fostering team was delighted to welcome Mayor of Maidstone, Cllr Gordon Newton and his wife Carol Newton to a fostering event at the Maidstone Community Support…