Press Releases

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…

On 5 May thirteen British and one Canadian veteran led the Liberation Parade through Wageningen applauded by thousands who lined the route.   The British veterans had travelled to the Netherlands with the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, which has been making the annual trip for Dutch Liberation since 2012 and were joined by a…

Since 2022, Kent Community Foundation has distributed half a million pounds to good causes through its Micro funding programme. Introduced in early 2022, the Micro funding programme awards grants of up to £2,000 to charities and    community groups with an annual income under £75,000.  In the past two years over 250 organisations have been…

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…

The charity Diagrama Foundation is delighted that Janice, one of the adults they support, has gained a place on a pottery course at the Bexley Learning and Enterprise College. Janice a huge fan of Channel 4’s Pottery Throw Down, who is supported by the charity Diagrama Foundation to live semi independently in Bromley, is delighted…

100 year old WWII veteran William ‘Bill’ Gladden, who flew into Normandy on D-Day, died at home in Haverhill on 24 April. William ‘Bill’ Gladden was born on the 13 January 1924. His parents were both from Yarmouth in Norfolk, but they raised him in Woolwich; his mother having worked in the Arsenal during the…

Since 1970, Earth Day has been marked annually on 22 April to encourage people to take time to appreciate the environment around them. When the team at Duckyls Farm, a care home for adults with learning disabilities, discussed Earth Day’s steadfast commitment to end plastics for the sake of human and planetary health, they decided…

The baby loss charity Abigail’s Footsteps has donated an Abi Cooling Cot to the Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital in memory of baby Jasmine. Families who suffer the tragedy of losing a baby will be able to spend precious time with their baby at the Leicester Royal Infirmary thanks to the donation of an ‘Abi Cooling…

Kent Community Foundation brought together members of the voluntary sector at a Green Impact Forum on 27 March at the Three Hills Sports Park, in Folkestone. Over 90 attendees listened to speeches from community groups, including, Allington Millennium Green, Sunken Garden Society, Rainham Eco Hub and Mutual Aid Road Reps CIC, who have taken steps…

Voluntary adoption agencies across the UK have joined forces to find more adoptive parents for children with additional needs who are waiting for a family. Children with additional needs wait an average of 11 months longer* in care than their peers and voluntary adoption agencies are urgently looking for people who can offer them a…