Funding

The Albert Burns Children’s Trust Fund has awarded £3,000 to Headway Kent Ltd,  a charity which supports young people with an acquired brain injury. The Albert Burns Children’s Trust Fund, one of the ninety philanthropic funds administered by Kent Community Foundation, has this month announced funding totalling £47,500 for eight grassroots organisations.  One of the…

All Saints Church in Biddenden has received £2,500 from Kent Community Foundation for their Community Take Away Pantry. The Parish Church Council of All Saints in Biddenden, applied to Kent Community Foundation for funding to support their Take Away Pantry, based in their small rural community, to help support those who are struggling and hungry.…

Kent Community Foundation’s grants team will be offering 1-1 funding advice appointments to charities and community groups across Kent and Medway New 1-1 funding advice sessions are being introduced to give charitable organisations the opportunity to gain advice and information from experienced grant-makers Kent Community Foundation about how to draft a compelling application and what…

Grant makers Kent Community Foundation has appointed three new trustees to guide their work assisting philanthropic individuals, families and businesses improve the lives of local people and communities across Kent. The Kent Community Foundation Trustee board, which is chaired by Robert Sackville-West, DL, has been strengthened with the appointment of three trustees, Cheryl Chan, Trevor…

Herne Bay based Ruben Harris is being supported in his quest to become a wheelchair tennis Paralympian by philanthropists working with Kent Community Foundation. Ruben Harris, who was born with congenital talipes equinovarus which is more commonly known as clubfeet and had both feet removed, is determined to reach the top in wheelchair tennis. Ruben’s…

After supporting grass root charities for some time by making regular donations to experienced grant makers Kent Community Foundation, Hythe based ChannelPorts Limited has decided to set up their own philanthropic fund. The new philanthropic fund will be known as the ‘ChannelPorts Community Fund’ and will award grants to small charities and community groups that…

Kent Community Foundation recently visited two charities in Folkestone to observe, how matching those who want to help, with those who need the help, makes such a difference to community projects. Kent Community Foundation trustees Melissa Murdoch DL and Robert Sackville-West DL recently visited Locavore Growing Project run by Custom Folkestone CIC and The Folkestone…

Edensor Care Centre thrilled to receive £15,000 from local charity Colchester Catalyst for their ‘End of Life’ project to build a ‘Quiet Oasis’ cabin. Rodney Appleyard, Development Manager and Stephanie Grant, Administrator from grant making trust and charity Colchester Catalyst, visited Edensor, the Diagrama Foundation run Care Centre in Clacton on 15 July, to present…

On Sunday 9 July, artist Tim Godden made the 300 mile journey from his home in North Devon to meet 99 year old WWII veteran Bill Gladden in Suffolk. At the meeting Tim presented Bill with an illustration depicting Bill on D Day and Bill presented Tim with a painting of Tim’s pet cat Percy.…

£400,000 from the John Swire 1989 Charitable Trust will allow Kent Community Foundation to offer multi-year funding to thirteen organisations across Kent and Medway. Thanks to the generosity and vision of the John Swire 1989 Charitable Trust, £400,000 has been made available to Kent Community Foundation to be used to support thirteen organisations. With running…