Press Releases

Kent Community Foundation was delighted to make a £500 donation towards a Christmas Dinner for stroke survivors in Dartford. The Thames Gateway YMCA asked the Kent Community Foundation team for financial support for a Christmas Lunch for twenty stroke survivors, many of whom are over fifty and vulnerable and attend a weekly YMCA fitness class…

London cab drivers John Dillane, Daren Parr and Lyndsey Lockhart met the High Commissioner to Tanzania ahead of their fundraising challenge to climb Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro in early 2022. On 2 December, London cab drivers Daren Parr, John Dillane and Lyndsey Lockhart enjoyed a cup of famous Tanzanian coffee with the High Commissioner…

This Christmas, food education charity Communigrow based in East Malling, is hosting eco-friendly wreath making workshops and a winter family celebration. This December Communigrow is holding wreath making events  and a winter family celebration to spread some festive cheer and raise money to support the educational activities they provide for young people and vulnerable groups.…

The Taxi Charity was saddened to learn that 101-year-old WWII Veteran Wilf Oldham MBE has died. Wilfred Edward Oldham MBE, from Radcliffe, near Bury was born in 1920 and  had two daughters  three grandchildren and one great grandchild.   He was honoured with an MBE in 2020 for services to commemorations and UK/Dutch relations in…

‘Companionship at Christmas’ provides support over the festive period, for older people in Swale who are lonely, socially isolated, lacking mobility or have a disability ‘Companionship at Christmas’ an initiative from Swale Community and Voluntary Services provides an invaluable service to those who would otherwise be lonely over the Christmas period. Kent Community Foundation awarded the…

On 10 December, the Light Up New Romney volunteers will be holding their annual Christmas Parade. Light Up New Romney applied to Kent Community Foundation for a grant towards their November lantern making workshops and safety equipment for their annual December Christmas Parade and received a grant of £1,100. Established in 2017, Light Up New…

Opening at the end of November 2021, the new Kent Community Foundation Digital Inclusion Fund will offer grants of up to £10,000 for organisations, to enhance digital offers in the Kent County Council area. Thanks to a generous match funding programme from Kent County Council, Kent Community Foundation’s donors have raised over £300,000 for the…

Kent Community Foundation has been supporting The Music Man Project since 2017 and funding from The Auston Trust Fund will be used to stage this December’s sell out Music Man Project Christmas Concert in Gillingham. The Music Man Project is an accessible music education service creating inspirational opportunities for people with a learning disability to…