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On behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE officially presented  the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to fifteen voluntary groups including the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, at Westminster Abbey On 27 September,  Taxi Charity volunteers Ian Parsons and Dick Goodwin,  attended an Honours and Awards Presentation …

The CEO of the Diagrama Foundation is encouraging job applications from Afghan refugees as his charity reaches crisis point recruiting care home workers Charity Diagrama has care homes, for the elderly and   for adults with learning difficulties,  as well as a supported living service and semi-independent homes for young people. The charity currently has an…

Great Britain performed well in the Tokyo Olympics bringing home 65 medals  and no doubt inspiring many future athletes. Also inspired were the staff and residents of Cabrini House in Orpington, a home for adults with learning disabilities  who held their very own Olympics on 11 August. The residents competed for medals in a variety…

A grant of £4750 from Kent Community Foundation will allow charity Connaught Opera to stage a series of concerts for older people across Kent Charity Connaught Opera will be entertaining hundreds of older people across the county between 20 August and 20 October with a series of ten concerts funded by The Brook Trust Fund…

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Kent Community Foundation financially supporting charities and community groups across Kent and Medway One community group which has been supported by Kent Community Foundation for the last twenty years is the Pegasus Playscheme in Dover which offers children, including those who have rare and complex disabilities a fun-packed…

Edensor Care Centre, in Clacton-on-Sea, has had a wish come true with the arrival of two specially designed beach wheelchairs which will allow their residents to enjoy time on the sand and in the water.   With the generous support of Colchester Catalyst, Pickering Electronics LTD and those who donated through Just Giving, Edensor is…

Ashford Leisure Trust has awarded grants totalling just over £54,000 to seven organisations that deliver healthy recreational activities for people living in the borough of Ashford In January 2021, grant-maker Kent Community Foundation announced a new fund thanks to Ashford Leisure Trust offering grants of up to £10,000 to support charitable projects delivering healthy recreational…

A new Fund for the Environment, to be introduced as part of Kent Community Foundation’s recently launched Environmental Strategy, will enable the grant-maker to support the development of many local environmental projects including community gardens which nurture the environment and provide opportunities for local people to come together.   One community garden which is now…