Here at KCF we are making a few changes to the way we make grants.

We believe only a quarter of voluntary groups in Kent and Medway know about us and our work. Therefore, we are putting more effort and resource into reaching those who need our help but haven’t yet applied. We are keen to increase our impact and make our grants go further and encourage more strategic and mindful fund-raising.

So, what are the changes?

We want our grant applicants to choose their strongest and most urgent projects so we have introduced a golden rule - only one application per quarter*.

We have two funding categories; our four themed funds including Children, Young People and Families, Elderly and Isolated, Vulnerable Adults and Employability, Skills and Enterprise, and all other funds. Themed funds can be applied for every six months and all other funds can be applied for as and when they become available, but remember the golden rule: one application per quarter overall.

For those organisations that regularly receive significant support from us, we will be talking to you one-to-one about easing you in to this change.

So! You can apply up to four times a year, but only two of these can be to the Themed Programmes.

Please note that if you are an organisation that is new to KCF (i.e. you have not been awarded a grant from us before) we will not be able to consider you for additional grant funding until we have received impact monitoring for your original award. 

Please speak to the Grants Team if you would like further information via and 01303 814 500

*Our quarters are:

  • March – May
  • June – August
  • September – November
  • December – February 

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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