We are thrilled to announce that Funding for All has been awarded £415,846 over three years from The National Lottery Community Fund! This funding will ensure our successful mentoring services and training programme can continue to grow, develop and reach even more Kent and Medway voluntary sector organisations.
Recognition from the National Lottery comes at a time when the community groups and small charities we support have been left most vulnerable due to the Covid pandemic. These organisations have experienced unprecedented demand and have proven how vital their services are for their community. Thanks to National Lottery players, we can continue to look forward with these organisations on the road to recovery and adjust to working in the new normal.
This generous grant will enable us to provide 800 hours of 1-2-1 mentoring support per year, 24 training workshops per year and drop-in funding advice sessions throughout each year, but it’ll also do more. The money we’ve received will ensure that the positions of our three core staff members are secure for the next three years and will create a new employment opportunity for the sector with the addition of a Project Manager role.
Liz Duckworth, Chair of Funding for All said “We are delighted that the National Lottery Community Fund has recognised the importance of our work in supporting community groups and small charities when the Covid pandemic has left them most vulnerable. This generous grant means we will be able to reach those smaller organisations across the county whose services are vital to their community. This is important because not only does our support help those organisations become skilled and sustainable, but it also brings communities together and builds stronger relationships across the county.”
After what has been a turbulent year, we can’t wait to help those incredible organisations that have supported our county through this pandemic to acquire the knowledge and skills they require to become stabile, secure and sustainable in the longterm.