Women's Fund for Kent & Medway

Help us make a difference and improve the lives of vulnerable women and girls across Kent and Medway.

The Women's Fund for Kent & Medway brings together individuals who care about making a difference and improving the lives of women and girls across the county.

Inspired by the over-subscription to the government's Tampon Tax Community Fund which we administered last year and are currently delivering again, the fund will allow KCF to support disadvantaged women and girls in our communities who are often disproportionately disadvantaged by multiple issues, which are often complex in nature.

The Fund will harnesses the diverse and collective voices of women and offers a programme of funding that enables women and girls to take positive steps towards empowerment and opportunity.

Together, we aim to challenge inequality, abuse, exploitation and disadvantage in the home, the workplace and our wider local communities.

How you can donate:

Regular donations

Set-up a monthly standing order or direct debit for an easy means of making tax efficient donations – giving this way is fast, easy and effective. To do this, please contact us on 01303 814 500 or email us at development@kentcf.org.uk so that we can provide you with the relevant details.

  • £250 x 12 monthly payments = £3,000 plus gift aid if eligible = £3,000 + 25% = £3,750 donated in one year
  • £500 x 12 monthly payments = £6,000 plus gift aid if eligible = £6,000 + 25% = £7,500 donated in one year
  • £1,000 x 12 monthly payments = £12,000 plus gift aid if eligible = £12,000 + 25% = £15,000 donated in one year

Gift Aid your donation

Gift Aid is a tax relief allowing UK charities to reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation made by a UK taxpayer. So for every £1 donation Kent Community Foundation can claim back 25p.

What do you have to do?

Confirm whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. Please note that Gift Aid can only be reclaimed on donations made by individuals who pay UK income or capital gains tax at a rate at least equal to the amount reclaimed on their donations in the current tax year.

Download, fill in and send us the Gift Aid Form that gives us permission to claim it.

Where your donations go

Beyond the Page

A new safe, creative and fun women-only space for English language-learning and inter-cultural friendship. The project helps women in minority ethnic families with young children to increase their confidence and participation as active citizens and parents.

Diversity House

Empowering young girls in a disadvantaged area of Swale by providing increased self-esteem; assertiveness; psychological and physiological well being; building social networks.

Olympia Boxing CIC

Providing BOX Fitness sessions to adults who are disadvantaged, single parents, suffer with mental health, isolated and on low incomes. These sessions provide socialising, physical activity and participation support outcomes.

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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