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Community Fund is supporting local charitable organisations in the face of rising cost to help nearby families 

The fund, administered by Kent Community Foundation, has awarded thousands in support of charities and community groups providing services to local communities to help with the cost of living crisis.

A panel of local people who know the area near to Little Cheyne Wind Court Farm close to Lydd on Romney Marsh, help to decide on grants being awarded to ensure funding reaches the places it's needed most. In a latest round of funding, £5,000 was awarded to Romney March Community Hub to help open up a “warm hub” where, as well as a warm welcoming space, people can also access flask filling and phone charging.

Funding from the Little Cheyne Court Community Fund will allow essential groups such as Lydd House Playgroup, Lydd Scouts Group and Family Support Works to continue their work and will relieve pressure on local residents who may have otherwise needed to make higher contributions to cover rising costs. 

Natalie Smith, Director of Grants and Impact at Kent Community Foundation said “The support from Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm Community Fund is undoubtedly making a difference during these very challenges times. The beauty of community funds and giving through Community Foundations such as ours along with a panel of local people, is that we stand at the heart of our counties and understand local needs in detail. 

"We are very pleased that the fund continues to recognise the importance of these smaller charitable organisations and welcome more applications for grants of up to £5,000 from groups in the TN31 area.”

If you are a community group or charity near to the TN31 area of Kent, contact admin@kentcf.org.uk for more information or you can apply through our Themed Programmes application form - please choose which area of need your service or project best fits in to; Children, Young People and Families, Elderly and Isolated, Vulnerable Adults, Employability and Enterprise or Environmental. You will find the form here.

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