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Charities and Community groups in Kent are invited to apply to Kent Community Foundation for grants of up to £75,000 from a new Infrastructure Support Fund. 

The funding for the new Infrastructure Support Fund has been provided by Kent County Council and will be awarded to charities, community groups and CICs to support existing, dormant or new infrastructure support projects.

The type of work that the infrastructure fund will support includes the development of leadership skills, including Board development or good governance and policy development, help for collaborative working for back office and mergers, organisational strategy and development projects, support and training for income generation, diversification, financial strategy and sustainability.

Natalie Smith, Director of Grants and Impact, Kent Communication Foundation said, “Grants of up to £75,000 from the new Infrastructure Support Fund will make a big difference to the charitable sector across Kent. We anticipate awarding a few grants of £75,000 with the majority of awards being at a lower level. The full funding criteria can be found on the Kent Community Foundation website and requires that successful initiatives must be accessible to a range of organisations across the county, including those groups that that may have additional barriers to accessing funding and have specific support needs. The fund is now open for applications and we estimate that funding decisions and first payments will be made in May 2023.”

Click here to apply to our new Infrastructure Support Fund by 14th April 2023. 

About the Infrastructure Support Fund

Applicants must cover as a minimum at least one of the four areas specified below:

  • North – Dartford, Gravesham, Swale
  • East – Thanet, Dover, Canterbury
  • South – Folkestone/Hythe, Ashford
  • West – Sevenoaks, Tonbridge/Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone

There will be no continuation funding available, and grants must be fully spent by March 2025.

This funding is for Kent and does not cover activities in Medway.

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