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Experienced Grant Maker Kent Community Foundation has appointed a Senior Philanthropy Adviser. Rachel Vinton, an experienced client relationship and business development manager with extensive experience in developing strategic, high value client partnerships has joined Kent Community Foundation from BlackRock Investment Management. Rachel worked at BlackRock for 14 years in several roles across the fixed income…

Diagrama Foundation has appointed a Care Farm and Community Manager at Duckyls Farm, a care home for adults with learning disabilities. Keri Strugnell has been appointed as the Care Farm and Community Manager for the 100 acre Duckyls Farm in West Sussex to lead the development and management of the facilities and relationships with the…

Not for Profit care provider Diagrama Foundation has been reviewing the findings of a UCL led report about dementia and assessing how they will need to prepare for the predicted rise in numbers. The UCL report, published in October 2023 predicted that by 2040, the number of dementia cases could be 42% higher than previously…

All Saints Church in Biddenden has received £2,500 from Kent Community Foundation for their Community Take Away Pantry. The Parish Church Council of All Saints in Biddenden, applied to Kent Community Foundation for funding to support their Take Away Pantry, based in their small rural community, to help support those who are struggling and hungry.…

London cab driver Micky Harris has received the Prime Minister’s Point of Light award for creating a Taxi hailing app to unify the Taxi trade and donate its profits to charities. London taxi driver, Micky Harris has been recognised by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for his exceptional contribution to society and awarded the Point of…

On 7 November The High Sheriff of Kent hosted an event to celebrate the difference that grassroots organisations are making across the county. Nadra Ahmed CBE DL The High Sheriff of Kent, in partnership with Kent Community Foundation, invited guests representing small charitable organisations to a ‘Causes That Matter’ event at Eastwell Manor on 7…

The Maidstone Lions Club has presented an Abi Cooling cot to the maternity bereavement suite Pembury Hospital. The Maidstone Lions Club officially handed over an Abi Cooling cot to the Hope Butler Suite at Pembury Hospital, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust this October. The new Abi Cooling Cot will enable families who suffer 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…

Grant makers Kent Community Foundation has appointed three new trustees to guide their work assisting philanthropic individuals, families and businesses improve the lives of local people and communities across Kent. The Kent Community Foundation Trustee board, which is chaired by Robert Sackville-West, DL, has been strengthened with the appointment of three trustees, Cheryl Chan, Trevor…

 WWII veterans enjoyed an event hosted by the Taxi Charity at Biggin Hill with two Spitfire flights and entertainment from the D Day Darlings. On 12 September a group of nineteen WWII Veterans were joined by veterans from other conflicts for a Taxi Chairty event in the Heritage Hangar at Biggin Hill, a working hangar…