KCC Hardship Grants

KCC Hardship Grants – Administered though KCF

KCF is offering Hardship Grants for families and individuals on behalf of Kent County Council (KCC).

Grants of £500 are available to families as well as individuals living in the KCC area who are experiencing financial hardship and who have been nominated by a professional in the field.

Grants may be used to purchase food and/or other essential household essentials including white goods as well as the payment of utility bills. KCC Hardship Grants cannot be used to pay council tax, rent arrears or IT equipment.

To make a nomination and receive an application form or to receive further information, please send an email to Paul Carty on Paul@kentcf.org.uk.

Examples of professionals that can nominate an individual or family include (but are not limited to): charity employees, social workers, GPs and specialist doctors, occupational therapists or teachers. Enquiries/applications direct from families cannot be accepted.  

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
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