Community Groups

The Kent Community Foundation Needs in Kent Conference gave charities, community groups and funders the opportunity to look at the county’s needs and discuss how collaborative action might affect change. On 15 June, two hundred delegates met at the Village Hotel in Maidstone to attend the first Kent Community Foundation Needs in Kent Conference. The…

Kent Community Foundation will host a Needs in Kent Conference on 15 June 2022 to explore the emerging issues facing the county after the pandemic. Last year Kent Community Foundation commissioned a detailed report about specific needs across each district within Kent and Medway and the conference will give attendees the  opportunity to discuss what…

Kent Community Foundation has £50k available now from the Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund, for charities and community groups working with children and young people in the Thanet area.   Starlings Support CIC has received funding from the Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund     Applications are open now for a share of…

Opening at the end of November 2021, the new Kent Community Foundation Digital Inclusion Fund will offer grants of up to £10,000 for organisations, to enhance digital offers in the Kent County Council area. Thanks to a generous match funding programme from Kent County Council, Kent Community Foundation’s donors have raised over £300,000 for the…

A group of sixth form students from the Folkestone Academy has been working with Kent Community Foundation to learn how funding in the charitable sector works. In a new initiative Kent Community Foundation is working with sixth form sports students from Folkestone Academy as part of the Made by Sport Fund grants process. The brainchild…

Kent County Council has appointed grant-maker Kent Community Foundation to administer a £300,000 fund to help charities and community groups adversely affected by the pandemic. Following the success of  Kent County Council’s first Strategic Recovery Fund which Kent Community Foundation administered, an additional £300,000 is now available to support charities and community groups. In the…

The annual High Sheriff Awards celebrate the charitable work of organisations who contribute their time and care to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the community. Having had to cancel the previous two High Sheriff Award events during the pandemic,  the ceremony on the 1 September was a unique occasion, with the two previous…

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…

Kent Community Foundation is awarding funding to thirteen charitable organisations, one from each of Kent’s districts, as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. Kent Community Foundation established a new fund earlier this year as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, to provide core funding to one charitable organisation from each of the county’s districts. The…

The High Sheriff of Kent, Remony Millwater, has announced the winners of the 2021 High Sheriff Awards The annual High Sheriff Awards celebrate the charitable work of organisations who contribute their time and care to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the community and is the final role for the High Sheriff at the…