Impact & Influence

Kent Community Foundation has distributed over £30 million in grants and now provides financial support to hundreds of charities and deserving causes throughout the county each year.

Last year we distributed 560 grants to the value of £2.25million to small, local charities and individuals, where a modest sum of money can make a significant impact.

Strategic Alliances

  • Kent County Council and the Big Lottery Fund - Kent Social Enterprise Loan Fund
  • Colyer Fergusson - endowment match funding programme
  • We facilitate the Funders Forum - an annual gathering of grant makers in Kent including: Roger De Haan and Fidelity
  • Strategic NEETs Funding Consortium
  • National programmes through UKCF - #iwill, Tampon Tax Fund , People's Health Trust

Working with intermediaries

We work with infrastructure organisations to support the most in need in Kent & Medway.

Here are some of the organisations we work with:

Grants made 2017/18 vs IMD

The graph is the percentage of the value of grants that were awarded in 2017/18 financial year. 

Index of Multiple Deprivation Map

Need in Kent & Medway

If would like to know more about our impact and influence please contact our Director of Grants & Impact01303 814 500natalie@kentcf.org.uk

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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