Kent County Council Strategic Recovery Fund – Administered through Kent Community Foundation
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 and strategy
- Income generation review and strategy
- Financial review and 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.
There are a number of good infrastructure organisations in Kent who either offer, or may be able to help you source, good specialist support and training including:
Funding For All – offering support across a range of topics, not just funding
Stronger Kent Communities
CAP Enterprise Kent CIC