Kent

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, Kent Community Foundation is highlighting some of the charities and groups who are working with their local community to help those with mental health needs     Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “Mental health issues affect one in four people at some point in their lifetime,…

Since March, grant maker Kent Community Foundation has awarded over £2 million in emergency funding to individuals, charities and community groups across Kent and Medway who have either been affected by, or are working with, those who have been affected by the pandemic Over 600 grants totalling just over £2m have been awarded to organisations and…

Emmaus provides a home, work and a future for men and women who were previously homeless. They raise funds and teach new skills by collecting, repairing, renovating, and reselling donated goods including furniture For 25 years, Emmaus Dover has been providing accommodation and meaningful work opportunities for men and women who have previously experienced homelessness.…

WWII veterans Jeff Haward, Ray Whitwell and Eric Taylor were in France in late May and early June 1940 with the British Expeditionary Force when more than 300,000 allied soldiers were evacuated from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk in an operation codenamed Dynamo Jeff Haward, 100, who lives near Rochester, in Kent, fought from…

Having a clear brand message and an effective sales engagement ladder has never been more important, as businesses and charities across the UK have discovered over the past few weeks But with so many consumers switching to e-commerce, cutting through the significant online noise to grab attention can be challenging. This is where the ancient…

Four weeks ago, Kent Community Foundation announced the launch of the KCF Coronavirus Emergency Fund to support charities and community groups facing extreme difficulties including closure, as the impact of social distancing puts a stop to crucial fundraising activities. The amazing total of £1.1m which has been raised to date includes a donation of £521,000…

The impact of Coronavirus, COVID-19 within the charitable sector in Kent will be unprecedented and Kent Community Foundation has responded with a new Emergency Fund With immediate effect Kent Community Foundation will be supporting charities and community groups facing extreme difficulties or closure, as the impact of government measures to reduce the spread of the…

Set up by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, Children’s Mental Health Week shines a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.       The theme of this year’s Place2Be Children’s Mental Health Week is Find your Brave,  supported by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge www.royal.uk/duchess-cambridges-message-mark-place2be-children%E2%80%99s-mental-health-week-2020     Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent…

The £2.65 million donation to Kent Community Foundation will support charities, community groups and social enterprises representing the 130,000 people living in Tonbridge and Malling and will be called the High Hilden Fund.   Bill Wass, Chair of the High Hilden Fund panel, said, “The High Hilden Care Home was a much-loved local facility in…