Kent Community Foundation

Experienced Grant Maker Kent Community Foundation has appointed a Senior Philanthropy Adviser. Rachel Vinton, an experienced client relationship and business development manager with extensive experience in developing strategic, high value client partnerships has joined Kent Community Foundation from BlackRock Investment Management. Rachel worked at BlackRock for 14 years in several roles across the fixed income…

Once professional advisers speak to high-net-worth clients about using a proportion of their wealth to support charitable causes, what’s next in assisting these aspiring philanthropists to give well? Philanthropic funding is vital for the charitable sector, but it can be a greater challenge than first anticipated for high-net-worth clients to find the right organisations to…

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 announces a new Eco Coaching Programme for charities. A new Kent Community Foundation Eco Coaching Programme will help charitable organisations develop skills and confidence to promote their early-stage ideas, projects and ways of working to improve their environmental impact. The programme, led by experienced local coach and presenter Liu Batchelor, is open…

On 7 November The High Sheriff of Kent hosted an event to celebrate the difference that grassroots organisations are making across the county. Nadra Ahmed CBE DL The High Sheriff of Kent, in partnership with Kent Community Foundation, invited guests representing small charitable organisations to a ‘Causes That Matter’ event at Eastwell Manor on 7…

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…

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…