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WWII veteran  Henry ‘Harry’ Rawlins, 98, who served with The King’s Royal Rifle Corps died on Monday 10 June at The Royal Hospital Chelsea. His niece, Angela, and her husband Andrew were at his bedside. Harry joined the army at the age of 18 and was posted to the Kings Royal Rifle Corps. At Operation…

The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans was delighted to take a group of veterans to Normandy for the 80 anniversary of Operation Overlord. On 4 June, London Taxi cabs drove; ten Normandy, two WWII, five post war and two Afghanistan veterans, and a team of volunteers, carers, companions and medics across to France for the…

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 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…

The London Array Community Fund, managed by Kent Community Foundation  will provide additional funding for the charitable sector in Thanet The annual £40,000 London Array Community Fund is now open for applications from small charities and community groups in Thanet. Grants of up to £5,000 are now available for applicants working within one or more…

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.…