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At Kent Community Foundation we’d like to increase the number of grants we make to organisations, networks and community groups enhancing the lives of LGBT+ people. 

We’re interested in supporting core costs, projects and services in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of such organisations. Such applications sit well in our Vulnerable Adults Theme (what we mean here is vulnerable to discrimination), or perhaps our Children Young People & Families Theme for projects focusing on younger LGBT+ people. We have one or two particular funders who have a keen interest in this field – one of our funds would love to support older (65+) LGBT+ people in particular – applications under our Vulnerable Adults Theme as mentioned before.

Whilst some of our funding focuses on specific geographies, we are happy to consider applications supporting communities of interest – as long as beneficiaries live in Kent or Medway.

We accept applications from consortia – if you’d rather team up with another organisation to put an application to us. We support innovative, untried work – we understand there is an element of risk with this and this need not be a problem. For particularly strong projects, we may also be able to consider funding over more than one year.

For organisations where LGBT+ issues are not your main focus, but one of many strands that you are working across, mention it in your application to us. It strengthens your application when you show the reach of your work.

For organisations that have not applied before all that we ask is that your aims are charitable, your group is constituted with proper governance and that it has a separate bank account.

If you’d like to discuss a potential application, contact natalie@kentcf.org.uk 01303 815 159 in the first instance.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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