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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…

Silverback Projects CIC in Dover has received £1,975 to offer woodland activities to help families under stress. Kent Community Foundation has awarded Silverback Projects CIC a grant of £1,975 for a series of eight family Silverback Wild Ways sessions that will help them develop knowledge of the woodland and work on improving their self-awareness. The…

A grant from Kent Community Foundation has enabled Bower Grove School in Maidstone to install an adventure play area. The Parents and Friends Association of Bower Grove School, applied to Kent Community Foundation for funding to install a new adventure play area for junior-aged pupils.  Bower Grove is a special school in Fant Lane, Maidstone,…

On 2 February the Government released its strategy to transform children’s social care, with ambitious plans that put families at the heart of reform  The Adoption and Fostering team at the charity Diagrama has been looking at what the Children’s Social Care Implementation Strategy will mean for those who work in the sector. At the…

With a country wide shortage of foster carers, is now the time to make a new Year’s Resolution for 2023 that won’t only change your life, but will change the life of a child too? With over 70,000 children in care in England, Diagrama  a not-for-profit fostering agency is asking people to consider making an…

A Kent Community Foundation grant of £5,000 has enabled Thanet Iceberg Project to provide 35 beds for disadvantaged children who had previously been sleeping on the floor. Thanet Iceberg Project applied to Kent Community Foundation for funding to help provide beds for low-income families in the Thanet area as part of their Loft Project and…

Kent Community Foundation is holding a free advice clinic for voluntary organisations and community groups who support children and young people in Thanet.       Kent Community Foundation has been funding organisations across Kent and Medway for over twenty years. Last year they awarded funding totalling £4m to charities and community groups across the…

A £5,000 Kent Community Foundation grant will enable The Countryside Alliance Foundation to provide their Fishing for Schools initiative in three Kent schools. Thirty students from  three schools will be nominated to participate in The Countryside Alliance Foundation Fishing for Schools scheme thanks to £5,000 funding from Kent Community Foundation. Thirty disadvantaged young people aged…

Diagrama Foster Carers Peter and Kristin Nevins share their home with four biological children and their 11-year-old  foster child ‘Jack’. Kristin Nevins and her husband Peter, from Surrey, foster with the charity Diagrama. For the last four years they have shared their family home with their foster child ‘Jack’.         Kristin Nevins,…

As we approach Mother’s Day, thousands of women across the UK will look forward to celebrating with their children while thousands more will be reminded that they don’t have the family they long for. Sue, 52, knows how awful  Mother’s Day was for her, while she spent years trying to have children and although she…