Coronavirus - Resources and Information

Useful resources for charities, voluntary and community groups during Coronavirus pandemic

Other emergency funding for charitable organisations

  • After searching through over 350 funds for Kent, we have created a useful document listing sources of emergency funding specifically for Kent. View the document here.

  • The National Lottery Community Fund, emergency funding

    • Two application streams with no income restrictions

      • Awards for All - £300 to £10K - crisis response. Funding to be spent within six months 
      • Reaching Communities - £10K to £100K – crisis response & resilience. Funding to be spent within six months

        “Normal” grant-making is suspended, but if you have an ongoing Lottery grant, they may be able to offer you flexibility regarding the grant's focus. Either contact your Grants Officer or contact the central office 028 9568 0143 or 

  • Charities Aid Foundations Coronavirus Emergency Fund 
  • Other sources of funding via Ian McLintock, founder of the free Charity Excellence Framework

Useful services for Kent communities

See our Useful Information for Individuals page.

Funding for individuals from Kent Community Foundation

KCF's Coronavirus Emergency Hardship Fund is now closed, however, our 'usual' funds for individuals are still open for applications as usual. 

See our funding for Individuals page for further detail. 

Please do not apply via the Coronavirus Emergency Fund application form.

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