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A partnership between Hadlow Community Allotment and Hadlow Primary School to help children understand the environment, where their food comes from, and the importance of sustainability, has received a grant from Kent Community Foundation. Hadlow Community Allotment was established in partnership with Hadlow Primary School in 2019. An area in the school’s playing field was…

A Custom Food Lab project has received a grant of £5,000 from Kent Community Foundation to kickstart a district wide ‘Patchwork Farm’ Custom Food Lab applied to Kent Community Foundation for funding to cover the salary of a Community Food Growing Trainer to deliver workshops and volunteer sessions about permaculture and organic food growing practices…

The Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund, will open on 4 January and will offer grants of up to £10,000 to voluntary organisations for creative and cultural activities to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Kent Community Foundation will be one of the network of community foundations distributing the Arts Council England Let’s…

On 10 December, the Light Up New Romney volunteers will be holding their annual Christmas Parade. Light Up New Romney applied to Kent Community Foundation for a grant towards their November lantern making workshops and safety equipment for their annual December Christmas Parade and received a grant of £1,100. Established in 2017, Light Up New…

Community Group Led by the Wild CIC engages children, families and individuals in nature led learning, outdoor education, and conservation activities Based at Whites Woods Farm in Ashford, Led by the Wild CIC is an example of the type of organisation that the new Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment would like to support.…

A charity initiative to help disadvantaged families in west Kent access fresh produce has received financial support from Kent Community Foundation Hands of Hope, deliver programmes and activities aimed at tackling rural isolation, loneliness and food poverty as well as improving the physical and mental wellbeing of communities throughout Rother, Hastings, and west Kent, by…

Each year the Kent Community Foundation team offer some time to volunteer in the community as part of their commitment to getting to know the grassroots organisations that they support.               On Wednesday 8 September, the Kent Community Foundation team spent the day volunteering in Faversham, at the Abbey…

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…

Harvel Village Hall applied to Kent Community Foundation for funding for their community hall which plays such a valuable part in the lives of so many village residents. Last week they received the news that their application had been successful. The small semi-rural village of Harvel is in the west of Kent on the southern edge…

Having recently launched an environmental strategy, Kent Community Foundation is using World Environment Day to highlight the financial support that is available for community projects that help to protect and promote the environment World Environment Day is celebrated worldwide on 5 June and encourages everyone to consider how they can improve the planet by making…