Impact videos

Below you will find some of our videos demonstrating the impact our grant funding has on local communities and local people's lives.

Spadework

The team at Spadework talk about how Kent Community Foundation's grants have helped them provide meaningful training to adults with learning disabilities and some of the charity's trainees talk about what they get out of the experience.

Music4Wellbeing

Music4Wellbeing CIC consists of professional arts practitioners, health professionals and academic researchers who deliver a range of cultural activities for people living with disabilities in East Kent.

Kent Community Foundation funded Music4Wellbeing's initiative, Carers Create to support families in East Kent living with dementia.

Seaside Singers is one of their regular fun singing and rhythmic movement sessions.

Medway Plus

Medway Plus have received various grants through Kent Community Foundation for social activities for elderly people in Medway who are most isolated. 

This video was shot at their Christmas Talent Show for elderly and isolated people. The team and service users explain how the funding has helped run social inclusion events, like this one, for elderly people in the area. 

Swale CVS

Swale CVS received a grant through our Elderly and Isolated Themed Fund for projects supporting their elderly and isolated members in Swale. The grant allows them to offer telephone befriending, lunch club, games club and bi-monthly trips utilising their volunteer transport scheme.

In this video the team, volunteers and members of the 'Games Club' at Swale CVS explain the importance of the funding in tackling social isolation and the impact it is having on elderly people in the area. 

Videos from groups funded by Kent Community Foundation

Funder Films CIC

A Few Words About Me was a poetry workshop for people living with dementia which took place in Canterbury (UK) between September 2017 and March 2018. The workshop was run by Funder Films CIC, hosted by poetry therapist Victoria Field and funded by the National Lottery Awards for All and Kent Community Foundation.

MMK Mind

Maidstone & Mid-Kent Mind is a local Mental Health charity working to make a difference to individuals in Maidstone and across Kent.

Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival

Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival, in partnership with Age UK Tunbridge Wells and Smoking Apples Theatre Company created a new community arts project for those living with dementia. This film documents the five sessions Smoking Apples ran with clients at Age UK Tunbridge Wells and captures their stories and memories through shadow puppetry.

Memory Lane Café 

The Memory Lane Café Cranbrook (MLCC) is a community group made up of local residents, business representatives and volunteers with the objective of setting up a monthly Memory Lane Café session, therefore giving local residents living with dementia an opportunity to meet on a regular basis and therefore improving quality of life. 

Contact us today to talk about how you can fund similar projects01303 814 500development@kentcf.org.uk

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