Organisations funded through Coronavirus Emergency Fund

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KCF Coronavirus Emergency Fund See what's available

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Emergency Bridging Loans For charities, CICs and CIOs

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Supporting our grantees during Coronavirus pandemic

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Making a difference during Coronavirus

We have three Coronavirus Emergency Funds currently open - our Emergency Fund, offering organisations grants of up to £10,000, our Hardship Fund for families with children who have complex needs and our Emergency Bridging Loans, offering unsecured loans of up to £60,000 for charities, CICs and CIO with an immediate 6 month payment holiday.

To see the difference funding is making, take a look at our Emergency Funding Case Studies page, where you can see examples of those who have received funding, along with a full list of organisations who have received grants so far.

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We offer a tailored service to those who want to give in their local community of Kent and Medway.

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We award grants and loans to charities, voluntary organisations and community groups in Kent and Medway.

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We can support all businesses of any size with their local charitable giving across Kent and Medway.

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We help national grant-making Trusts to deliver their local Kent objectives and can support inactive trusts.

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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

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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!

Tom, MMK Mind
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