Give through our Themed programmes

Giving through our Themed Programmes

Our Themed Programmes are designed for anyone wishing to donate to local organisations through Kent Community Foundation.

Whether you are donating £100 or £100,000 this approach to local charitable giving allows you to decide which local beneficiary group you would like to benefit from your donation or, if you’re not sure, your donation can be spread across all four themes. Please see a description of each theme below. Once you have made your decision you can leave the rest to us.

Having distributed over £32m in grants in the past 17 years you can be confident that your donation will go to where it is needed the most in Kent and Medway. Last year the Foundation funded 378 small, local grassroots organisations where a small amount of money makes a huge difference.  

Our Themed Programmes are open all year round and are open to any individual to donate as much or as little to the following causes:

  • Children, Young People and Families
  • Elderly and Isolated
  • Employability, Skills and Enterprise
  • Vulnerable Adults

The main aims of our Themed Programmes are to:

  • MAXIMISE impact of our grant-making
  • INCREASE numbers of applications and awards
  • ENABLE an effective evaluation process
  • ENSURE donations are allocated to those with the greatest needs

Children, Young People & Families

Projects that are making a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Kent and Medway.


Elderly & Isolated

Local projects that address the challenges faced by elderly adults and support people to stay well, healthy and independent and, most importantly, combat social isolation.


Vulnerable Adults

Projects that help vulnerable adults stay well and independent, with a focus on early intervention projects to tackle disadvantage, deprivation and social exclusion.


Employability, Skills and Enterprise

Projects which raise the aspirations and increase the skills and opportunities of people who are far from the labour market.


Read about some of the projects we have recently funded here.

Contact us to talk find out how you can make a difference by giving through our Themed Programmes 01303 814

It's great having a foundation that empowers organisations and charities in our community to make real positive differences and changes!

Tom, MMK Mind

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.

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