Medway

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…

On Thursday 7 September, Kent Community Foundation had the pleasure of naming a boat, at a ceremony held at the Medway Watersports Centre in Gillingham. The three Medway Watersports boats had all initially been given number identification but the trust decided that their power boats deserved names. They asked Kent Community Foundation if they might…

The Wards Charitable Fund,  which is administered by Kent Community Foundation, has donated £49,000 to fourteen foodbanks across the county. The foodbanks each received £3,500 the week before Christmas to provide food for those struggling to feed their families. This donation is part of a pledge from Wards and their parent group Arun Estates that…

New Million Pound Fund To Support Good Causes in Kent Kent Community Foundation is delighted to announce that applications are now open for grants from the new Charles Burnett III Memorial Fund. The Fund, in memory of Charles Burnett a generous philanthropist who lived near Lymington in Hampshire will support small grassroots charities across Kent…

Children from St Andrew’s School in Rochester have donated £440 to the Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment In May St Andrews School in Rochester celebrated ‘Earth Day’ and enthused by the lessons they had learnt, raised money through a series of ecological activities to donate to the Kent Community Foundation Fund for the Environment which…

Kent Community Foundation will host a Needs in Kent Conference on 15 June 2022 to explore the emerging issues facing the county after the pandemic. Last year Kent Community Foundation commissioned a detailed report about specific needs across each district within Kent and Medway and the conference will give attendees the  opportunity to discuss what…

Kent Community Foundation has £187,000 to distribute to grassroots groups to enhance their digital offer and strengthen client-facing technology infrastructure. The Digital Inclusion Fund is open for applications from charitable organisations across Kent and Medway who are working hard to reduce digital exclusion. Grants of up to £10,000 are available for a wide range of…

Kent Community Foundation is delighted to announce the Medway Better Connected Fund has new funding to support digital inclusion. Digital Inclusion often affects the elderly as they may not have the skills to use computers or smart phones and may not have access to the internet. Grants of up to £5,000 from the Medway Better Connected…

In 2022 The Loveday Family Fund is celebrating ten years supporting vulnerable, disadvantaged, and marginalised children and young people. The Loveday Family Fund is one of eighty philanthropic Funds administered by Kent Community Foundation which support grassroots charities, community groups, families, and children. In the last ten years the Fund has distributed £188,800 to good…

Young Carers Action Day raises awareness about young and young adult carers and the issues they face every day The Ivy and Jane Charitable Trust Fund administered by Kent Community Foundation knows only too well the issues that face young carers across Kent. Since 2005 they have distributed £500,000 to help children and young adult…