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The latest gift to the Port of Dover Community Fund takes their total pledge to support good causes to over £1million.

Kent Community Foundation has been funding organisations across Kent and Medway for over twenty years, one of the funds they administer is the Port of Dover Community Fund. Since 2015, when the Fund opened, the Port of Dover Community Fund has awarded £750,000 to sixty-seven organisations based in the Dover area.

The latest donation from the Port of Dover takes the total pledged to support good causes to over £1 million.

The Port of Dover Community Fund awards grants of up to £5,000 for projects that provide opportunities to develop skills, support people on the pathway into employment and assist job creation, with a particular focus on young people and community led activities that enrich the social, cultural, and environmental life of local communities, enhancing Dover as an attractive and welcoming place to live, work and visit.

On 31 August 2022 Dover based charities and community groups will have the opportunity to discuss what funding is available from the Port of Dover Fund with Kent Community Foundation, Grants Manager, Rachèle Verrier.

Rachèle Verrier, Grants Manager, Kent Community Foundation, said, “The Port of Dover Community Fund is a fantastic asset for Dover and its residents. The Fund already support lots of innovative applications, but we would love to be able to help more good causes across the district. To help Dover based community groups and charities learn more about what funding is available and whether their project would be eligible for support I will be holding an online funding advice clinic on 31 August. This advice clinic is open to organisations who may have applied before as well as to new groups who are interested in finding out how to construct their application and what type of project might be considered.”

Fifteen minute 1-1 online appointments can be pre booked by emailing kathryn@kentcf.org.uk

The closing date for this round of applications is 31 December 2022. Apply here. 

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Community chef Mike Spackman, Sheppey Matters

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Liz Turner, Octopus Foundation

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