Opportunities for people who are disadvantaged and often at risk of falling into offending and crime to gain trade skills through traineeships

Trinity Fencing CIC - two men in high-vis putting up a fence
Trinity Fencing CIC - man putting up a fence
KCF has been supporting Trinity Fencing CIC
Since 2020
Total Amount Awarded by KCF
Trinity Fencing CIC

Trinity Fencing CIC provides opportunities for people who are disadvantaged and often at risk of falling into offending and crime to gain trade skills through traineeships. The time spent with Trinity Fencing not only helps to develop new skill sets but also build confidence and a sense of self-worth and value as part of society.

Kent Community Foundations has supported Trinity Fencing CIC grants from its Employability, Skills and Enterprise and its Vulnerable Adults themed funds in order to support their efforts in brining on new trainees and the costs associated, such as tools, uniform and CSCS Health and Safety cards.

Suzanne Lestrade, Trinity Fencing CIC, “Kent Community Foundation has supported Trinity Fencing CIC's journey and helped us reach the most vulnerable young people at key critical times. From supporting the trainees themselves, to ensuring the CIC keeps going through the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are forever grateful for their support.”

 Beneficiary Story

J, aged 23, Bricklayer

Currently homeless and at risk of offending and getting into crime, J is in temporary accommodation and was referred to Trinity Fencing via Swale Borough Council and is keen to start new career in fencing and landscaping with the organisation. After J failed his first attempt at the CSCS card exam, he was encouraged to take a re-test in January 2021 and succeeded in passing allowing him to begin his time on an 8-week traineeship with Trinity Fencing the next month. 

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!

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