Beneficiaries of our funding

At Kent Community Foundation we are all about making a difference to local people’s lives.

In the 2018/19 financial year we awarded £2,553,415 in grants which benefited 246,755 people across Kent and Medway. 

Here is a list of all of the grants made to organisations in 2018/19, reaching the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the county, thanks to the generous support of our donors and fund-holders.

This pie chart shows where our grant funding has been distributed across the county in 2018/19. 


Grants awarded by district
If you would like to apply for funding or give to similar projects in Kent and Medway please contact our team 01303 814 500admin@kentcf.org.uk

SEGI is extremely helpful to young trans people. Never feel awkward or unaccepted. Lovely group of people and all so friendly. Very supportive towards not only trans issues but any issues anyone may have. It's nice to know SEGI can help in times where some people may feel lost and hopeless.

Youth group service user, Medway Gender & Sexual Diversity Centre

For some volunteers, the end goal is not always paid employment, but an increased sense of self-worth and enjoying the camaraderie that comes from being part of a team working towards a common goal. The health and fitness benefits of gardening are well documented, and we have seen the positive effect that our project has on a person's general well-being and independence.

Peter Scollard, No Walls Gardens CIC Director

Before my neighbour mentioned about Compaid buses, I found shopping and meeting friends a real struggle. I often went days without seeing anyone. Now with the support of Compaid transport, each week a friendly driver picks me up from my home and takes me to a large supermarket in the next town. Here I am able to shop for all the items I need and also have time to enjoy a coffee and a chat with other shoppers whilst waiting for the bus to return and take me home.

Compaid Trust Member

I would like to thank you for the grant you gave to Hi Kent to provide funds for the Whitfield lip reading group. I have significant hearing loss and since my retirement have found it increasingly difficult to cope with this disability. I have been attending the lip reading group for over a year, although I find it very hard, lip reading is not as easy as I thought it would be my confidence has grown.

Nikki Davies - Hi Kent

I realise I don’t trip so much because I am aware that what I learnt is now in my head so that walking properly comes automatically now. All the exercises are useful in everyday life. I now find that I can get dressed more easily and don’t need to sit down to step in to my clothes!

82 year old lady, Good Neighbour Project

This course has helped me build me confidence and my outlook on life has improved and I now have been able to gain a part time job.

Trainee, Kent Enterprise Trust

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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