KCC Strategic Recovery Fund

Kent County Council Strategic Recovery Fund – Administered through Kent Community Foundation

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Kent Community Foundation (KCF) is administering this fund on behalf of Kent County Council (KCC) to help organisations to adapt to the “new normal” post COVID-19. It is intended to support organisations to develop/adapt business plans and strategies to put them in a stronger position to thrive, including accessing a range of funding sources. This is about recognising that organisations will need to diversify their business models to adapt to the current challenges and increase the sustainability of organisations. It’s about helping you think through a strategic problem facing your organisation. 

Please note: Grants are restricted to the Kent County Council area. Unfortunately organisations operating within Medway are ineligible.

Grants of between £5K and £10K are available, with many being made at the lower end of the range, to purchase one-off support across a range of topics including:

  • Business planning/operational review & strategy
  • Income generation review & strategy
  • Financial review & strategy
  • Website upgrade/digital skills
  • Marketing/social media enhancements

The grant could pay for a specialist time-limited intervention or for training.

We expect applicants to have identified the support they need and the providers/consultant they intend to work with and have costed this as part of their application. 

Grants, once received, should be spent within six months.

Things to think about when appointing a consultant/provider are here.

There are a number of good infrastructure organisations in Kent who either offer, or may be able to help you source, good specialist support & training including: 

Funding For All – offering support across a range of topics, not just funding
www.fundingforall.org.uk
noleen@fundingforall.org.uk

Stronger Kent Communities
www.strongerkentcommunities.org.uk
contact@strongerkentcommunities.org.uk

Social Enterprise Kent
www.sek.org.uk
r.smith@sekgroup.org.uk

CAP Enterprise Kent CIC
www.capenterprise.co.uk
jason@capenterprise.co.uk

 
APPLY ONLINE HERE
– deadline Friday 22nd January

Any questions contact natalie@kentcf.org.uk

I am very grateful for your help last year, this money enabled me to go away with my daughter and give her the break she deserves. We were able to spend the money on doing things as a family and enjoy watching her smile and have a great time which I haven’t seen in a long while. I would like to send my warmest gratitude as you have helped me in more ways than you know. Thank you.

Mandy

A HUGE THANK YOU for the work you do and bringing sunshine to people’s lives. You really have made a difference to ours.

Mel

I would like to sincerely thank you for my guitar and the many accessories…I’m hoping to take music as one of my GCSE’s and now I have the guitar it will make my dream come true.

Young Carer

Thank you for your grant…This has come at a much needed time. Your grant will help my son access the amazing activities his school have on every half term and summer holidays.

Angela

I'm writing to you as I want to thank you for your kind and generous financial award which you gave me to attend Sea Cadets. Words alone can't express the happiness this opportunity has given me, I love sea cadets because I've been able to make new friends who enjoy the same things I do and it given me exciting opportunity which school and other organisations would not of been able to give me.

Young Carer

Just a note to say a huge thank you for my daughter’s IPad and speech app…Life with autism is tough if can’t communicate. This new IPad will come with her everywhere she goes so she can express her needs and make suggestions. A complete godsend! Thank you so much!

Claire

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
@CarersStepOut Great to hear. We're so pleased to be able to support many fantastic organisations across the county.
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