KCC Hardship Grants and Resilience Grants

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COVID-19 funding See what's available

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Emergency Bridging Loans For charities, CICs and CIOs

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KCF COVID grants hits £2m mark

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Supporting our grantees during Coronavirus pandemic

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KCF returning to the office and community visits

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We’re pleased to announce that the KCF team is back in our Ashford office. To ensure that we can continue to work safely, we have a maximum number of staff in the workplace at any one time so that we can maintain social distancing and follow COVID-19 safe measures to protect ourselves and one another.

We are also very pleased that we are able to resume community visits again. We’ll be prioritising meeting organisations we’ve not funded before, but happy to visit any group that would like to meet face-to-face and show us what it is they do. We will be strictly adhering to social distancing and taking precautions to ensure we do not put either ourselves, you or your beneficiaries at risk.

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Our Impact in Kent & Medway

Since 2001, Kent Community Foundation has distributed over £35 million in grants to hundreds of charities and deserving causes.

Here is a summary of our 2018/19 year:

622 Grants to organisations and individuals

£2.52million Total amount in grants given out

246,755 Total number of beneficiaries


Kent Community Foundation connects people who care with local causes that matter...

As part of a national network of 46 Community Foundations, we are committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged.

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Our latest impact videos

Home-Start Medway

Alkham Valley Community Project

Romney Marsh Day Centre

MASSIVE 'thank you ' to everyone at Kent Community Foundation. Your funding support is HUGELY appreciated and has enabled us to get into the heart of local communities with REAL, affordable, healthy and tasty food that does so much more than feed people.

Community chef Mike Spackman, Sheppey Matters

KCF's enthusiasm for what we are doing and hoping to do, coupled with helpful advice, gave us the confidence to take this daunting step which has paid off.

Liz Turner, Octopus Foundation

It's great having a foundation that empowers organisations and charities in our community to make real positive differences and changes!

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