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Kent Community Foundation has launched a Coronavirus Emergency Fund

We at Kent Community Foundation recognise the new and significant challenges voluntary organisations are facing in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the financial implications on the sector, and have launched our Coronavirus Emergency Fund to ameliorate some of this impact.

Who can apply?

We will give priority to constituted community groups e.g. charities/CICs, with an average annual income of less than £200,000, who are supporting isolated older people at this time.

The focus of the fund will be to offer community organisations emergency funding to deal with emerging issues in the community, affecting older people, as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus, and the need for self-isolation, and potential for further exacerbation of loneliness and isolation of these older people.

Organisations should be working to:

  • Reduce isolation and vulnerability of older people during any isolation period that may arise as a result of the threat of Coronavirus
  • Support ongoing needs of older people to ensure that their wellbeing is maintained
  • Provide any initiative that will help ensure older people remain connected with the outside world during this time

Please note: We will also consider applications from organisations working with other affected communities – e.g. families on low incomes, those affected by food poverty, children & young people adversely impacted by Coronavirus.

How much can you apply for?

Grants are up to £10,000 but we anticipate most awards will be for less than that – we want this fund to support as many organisations as possible and so to reach the widest number of beneficiaries.

To apply please complete the simple form found on our Coronavirus Emergency Fund page and send, along with proof of bank account*, to natalie@kentcf.org.uk and admin@kentcf.org.uk

*Those who have received a grant from Kent Community Foundation within the last 12 months do not need to provide proof of bank account

Head to our Coronavirus Emergency Fund page for further detail and to download the simple application form.

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