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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…

On 3 June volunteer London Cab drivers will take 25 WWII veterans to Normandy for the D Day commemorations, amongst them will be D Day veteran Peter Smoothy. On 6 June 1944  Peter Smoothy was one of the 156,000 allied   servicemen that took part in the Invasion of Normandy  as part of Operation Overlord. On…

Gillian who loves dancing was delighted when she received an invitation to attend a local dance show. Gillian, 67, who has learning disabilities is a much-loved  part of  Diagrama Foundation’s Supported Living Service in Bromley. Her greatest passion is dancing so she was absolutely delighted when local dance studio Shimmi Shake invited her to attend…

Funding from the Let’s Create Queen’s Jubilee Fund administered by Kent Community Foundation, is allowing East Kent Mencap to celebrate the Jubilee in style. East Kent Mencap was awarded £8,421 to work with people with a leaning disability from each of their four sites across East Kent to create multimedia pieces to commemorate the Queen’s…

Kent Community Foundation grant makers enjoyed time away from the office at an Ashford Forest School with community group Step-Out Since 2012 Step-Out has been working with children and adults in the outdoors using the natural environment as a tool to inspire people. Kent Community Foundation spent two hours with them on 19 May as…

On 3 June Alec Hall will be celebrating his 100th birthday with family and friends at his home in Southend Weather permitting, on 3 June Alec Hall will be in his garden in Southend, surrounded by his family, including his children Anne and Sue and grandchildren Dominic 25, Millie 16 and twins Edward and William…

The new Kent Community Foundation Learning Journey Fund  will support up to ten applications from staff  or volunteers from charities based in Kent and Medway to discover new insights and inspiration to improve their organisation’s performance. The funding of up to £1,500 will allow the recipients  to visit organisations  and from national and international best…

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…

The charity Diagrama Foundation met with organisations from Italy, Belgium, and Spain in Belgium to progress their €80,000 E-Profid project funded by the European Union Erasmus Plus Programme. In late April, representatives from Diagrama Foundation met their Erasmus funded E-Profid project partners  in Kortrijk, Belgium to assess how their project was developing and to participate…