Core Support 2019 - 2022
Kent Community Foundation recognises that frontline organisations invest a great deal of resource into applying for funding, and sometimes find it challenging to secure funding for their core work and overheads. Our 2018 Core Support pilot proved the effectiveness of funding these costs directly, and so we are rolling out our core support offer.
What are we offering?
Three year funding*, starting April 2019:
- year one £12,000
- year two £9,600, with match fund requirement of £2,400
- year three £6,000 with match fund requirement of £6,000
Grants paid in two tranches, so six-monthly, upon receipt of satisfactory impact reporting.
Who is it for?
One grant per district:
- Tonbridge and Malling
- Tunbridge Wells
- City of Canterbury
- Folkestone and Hythe
Beneficiaries must be living in one of these areas. We anticipate making one grant per district above. We will give priority to organisations addressing the most urgent needs in their district.
- have had at least three KCF grants, with successful outcomes (where grant period has finished), in the last three years (since January 2016). All due impact reporting must have been submitted.
- have an average annual income over last three years of up to £300,000.
What is it for?
Core costs – e.g. utilities, rent, service delivery staff, support staff. Not for start-up costs/pump priming for new work/staff
If you are successful in your application for Core Support, you would be ineligible for further KCF funding during years one and two (so 2018/19 & 2019/20). This restriction would not apply in year three.
How to apply
In order to allow as many organisations as possible to apply, we are treating the Core Support funding as outside of our normal application guidelines – so the “only one application a quarter” rule does not apply for this particular pot.
So if you’ve applied since 1st December 2018, or are planning to apply to another fund by 28th February 2019 (the end of the quarter), this doesn’t prohibit you from applying for Core Support.
*All multi-year commitments are subject to available funding.