Grants for individual

Funding for individuals and families

Kent Community Foundation has five distinct funding streams that offer direct support to individuals and families in need. Whilst each stream has its own specific criteria, to apply to any of them the following four conditions must be met:

  1. The individual or family being nominated must be a resident of Kent or Medway
  2. There must be a demonstrable financial disadvantage underlying the request (e.g. the family are reliant on benefits or out of work for whatever reason)
  3. All nominations must be submitted by a professional third party
  4. The request is not for something that local/national authorities have a statutory duty to provide

Please note: We cannot accept any nominations directly from the beneficiary or their family and friends. Examples of people that could nominate on another’s behalf include (but are not limited to): charity employees, social workers, GPs and specialist doctors, occupational therapists or teachers. 

How to apply

If the individual you wish to nominate fits within any of the criteria above, please email an initial request to with a brief summary of the situation. If the request is eligible, an Individual Nomination form will then be emailed back to you to complete on the individual/family’s behalf.

All nominations must be submitted by email though in exceptional circumstances, we may be able to accept postal nomination forms. If you are unable to send the form electronically, please do get in touch to discuss next steps.

Please contact our Grants Officer, Joanne to request a form01303 814

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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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