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Coronavirus Emergency Fund - open for applications and donations

We recognise the new and significant challenges voluntary organisations are facing in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and the financial implications on the sector. As such, we have launched our Coronavirus Emergency Fund to ameliorate some of this impact. 

The fund is open now for applications for grants of up to £10,000. Priority given to constituted community groups e.g. charities/CICs, with an average annual income of less than £200,000, who are supporting isolated older people and those most vulnerable at this time.

Find more detail and download the application form on our Coronavirus Emergency Fund page.

Want to donate? We're accepting donations big or small through our Virgin Money Giving page. Simply reference 'KCF Coronavirus Emergency Fund'. 100% of your donation will go to organisations supporting the most vulnerable in our local communities.

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

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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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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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