KCF celebrates 20 years of grant-making

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Supporting Young Carers in Kent and Medway - Funding and Support from Charitable Organisations

If you are a charity supporting a young carer, you could refer them for funding from our Ivy and Jane Charitable Fund

The fund is for  young carers up to the age of 18 who look after someone who has a disability, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem. Grants can be used towards activities that the young carer might otherwise miss out on, thereby helping them to have enjoyable childhood experiences, such as music lessons, art classes, cinema or theatre trips (or online experiences), as well as essential capital items, for example a school uniform. Find out more.

If you are, or know of, a young carer who could really use some support, there are many charitable organisations throughout the county who can help, such as IMAGO and Crossroads

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Celebrating 20 Years of Grant-Making!

In 2021, we're inviting you to join us as we celebrate two decades of connecting people who care with local causes that matter. Throughout the year, we'll be revisiting past projects that we have funded, as well as setting out exciting new plans for the future. 

As part of the celebrations, help us provide a lasting legacy for your local community by leaving a gift in your will.

Take a look at our 20th anniversary celebrations here and keep up to date with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

I want to donate

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

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I am a charity

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

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I am a company

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

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I am a Trust or Foundation

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 £44 million in grants to hundreds of charities and deserving causes.

Here is a summary of our 2020/21 year:

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1556 Grants to organisations and individuals

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£5 million Total amount in grants given out

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Over 900,000 Total number of beneficiaries


Kent Community Foundation create strong local communities by connecting those who want to help with those seeking help...

We are part of a UK wide accredited network of forty-six Community Foundations who are committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated, and disadvantaged.

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Diversity House

Clay Colour Works CIC

Olympia Boxing CIC

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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