This week the UK is celebrating grassroots charities through daily activities to raise the profile of the small charity sector.

Friday is dedicated to the impact that small charities can make to their community, something Kent Community Foundation (KCF) knows only too well. KCF has been supporting small charities in Kent and Medway since 2001 and recognises that often a modest sum of money or a small piece of advice can make a significant impact.

KCF Chief Executive, Josephine McCartney says, “Kent Community Foundation aims to create strong local communities by connecting those who want to help with those seeking help. We want to empower organisations and charities in Kent and Medway who can make a real and positive difference to people’s lives.”

KCF connects those who want to help by establishing and administering funds from individuals and businesses and awards this funding to a wide range of local charities requiring financial support. KCF generally supports charities with an annual income under £100,000, with average grants of £4,000 and since 2001 has distributed over £34m.

To find out more about how you or your business could make a real difference to the local community email amy@kentcf.org or visit www.kentcf.org.uk/giving

About Small Charity Week

Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK.

Small Charity Week is brought to you by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), who with the support of partner organisations ensure the work of small charities is recognised and celebrated.

www.smallcharityweek.com

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!

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