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Funding available for local charities

We support thousands of small charities and deserving causes across Kent and Medway. 

We award grants to support a number of primary issues in the county, contributing towards everything from specific projects to everyday running costs. Our grants come from over 80 different funds set up by generous people and organisations. We know that applying for funding can be difficult, so we try to make it as straightforward as possible. 

There are four ways you can apply to Kent Community Foundation:

  • Annual Application route - submit one application for unrestricted support annually and potentially receive up to £15,000 throughout that twelve-month period
  • Micro Groups Fund - grants of up to £2,000 for organisations with income under £75,000
  • Themed Funds – these are our five priority areas of need: Children, Young People & Families, Elderly & Isolated, Employability, Skills & Enterprise, Vulnerable Adults and Environment
  • Other funds with notable criteria - this could be a maximum grant amount, restricted focus or their own form

Any one-off, ad hoc funds will be advertised separately.

Please fill out the questionnaire below to find out if you are eligible for funding through Kent Community Foundation. You will then be instructed on what route to take.  

Sign up to our monthly Funding Alert for regular email updates about available funding.

If you need support with the online forms please get in touch.

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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!

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