Celebrating 20 years of grant-making

We are thrilled to be marking 20 years of grant-making in 2021. That means two decades of supporting the incredible work being done by hundreds of grassroots charitable organisations across Kent and Medway.

To commemorate the year, we'll be revisiting past projects, speaking to those we have funded way back when we started, as well as looking to the future and what that holds.

Most importantly, we want to share this special anniversary with those who really make a difference to local communities across the county - the many charities and community groups who work tirelessly to help those who are most vulnerable.

Keep up with our celebrations online and through social media on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as we celebrate our 20th anniversary throughout 2021. 

Josephine speaking with two women

Leaving a Legacy

By leaving a gift in your will, you can make a huge difference to the lives of local people by giving to small, grassroots charities who are on the frontline with real insight into how to tackle challenges in your community.

Find out more about leaving a gift in your will or talk to us about setting up a legacy fund. 

Examples of charities and organisations we have supported over our 20 years

Beyond the Page

A new safe, creative and fun women-only space for English language-learning and inter-cultural friendship. The project helps women in minority ethnic families with young children to increase their confidence and participation as active citizens and parents.

Alkham Valley Community Project

Alkham Valley Community Project is an inclusive community project which promotes the benefits to health and wellbeing that can be achieved through participation in horse sport and recreation. The project provides horse riding, carriage driving and educational opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged adults and children who would not normally have the opportunity to take part.

Olympia Boxing CIC

Providing BOX Fitness sessions to adults who are disadvantaged, single parents, suffer with mental health, isolated and on low incomes. These sessions provide socialising, physical activity and participation support outcomes.

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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