community

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…

This Volunteers’ Week let’s all take some time to thank volunteers for their invaluable contribution There are an estimated 450,000 volunteers in Kent and Medway. Volunteers’ Week gives us all the opportunity to thank them for supporting organisations across the county. Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said “During an exceptionally difficult year, people…

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…

This Winter, Kent Community Foundation is asking you to Knock and Check on your elderly neighbours so that together we can support the lonely and isolated and save lives Kent Community Foundation wants to build on the fabulous community spirit shown in the county during lockdown, to reduce the number of avoidable deaths amongst the…

Ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, charity Diagrama has announced its plans to turn an unused space into a vintage railway carriage to improve the wellbeing of its residents in its Edensor care home in Clacton on Sea. The train station will be used by residents’ and their loved ones and eventually…