Kent & Medway Funding Fair 2018 (Sandwich)

Tickets Cost: £30.00 When: Monday December 10th, 2018


Stronger Kent Communities’ ever popular Kent & Medway Funding Fair is back and this time we’ll be visiting the district of Dover. Held at the Discovery Park in Sandwich, the day will offer delegates networking opportunities, fundraising seminars and one-to-one mentoring along with the chance to meet those from leading trusts and foundations in the exhibition Marketplace.

Not only is this event of great help to attendees seeking support to develop new projects and work in their communities, but the networking you offered between all manner of organisations (covering such diverse interests) is pretty much without parallel in this county.

Keith Harrison, Chief Executive of Action with Communities in Rural Kent 

What’s on at #KMFF2018?
This unmissable day includes access to support and guidance on:

  • where to find funding;
  • how to improve your grant applications;
  • how to develop strategies for fundraising and social media;
  • how to engage corporate support;
  • how to nominate your volunteers for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service; and
  • which governance structure is right for your organisation plus much more.

The day also offers the opportunity to ask those from local and national trusts and foundations questions, meet one-to-one with Funding for All Mentors** and connect with other Kent organisations at the networking breakfast*.

#KMFF2018 Schedule
08.15 – 08.45: Networking Breakfast* hosted by Kent Coast Volunteering
08.45: Registration opens
09.00: Marketplace opens
09.15 – 09.45: Plenary Session including announcement of the Gerald Turley Recognition Awards
10.30: 1-2-1 appointments with Funding for All Mentors open and available throughout the day**
10.30:  Session 1 Seminars
11.30: Session 2 Seminars
13.45: Session 3 Seminars
14.45: Session 4 Seminars
16.00: Event closes

Who’s at #KMFF2018?
  • Arts Council England
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Charity Bank
  • Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust
  • Dover District Council
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Kent Community Foundation
  • Kent County Council
  • Kent Sport
  • Kreston Reeves
  • Stronger Kent Communities
  • The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore
  • UK Charity Insurance
  • plus many more…


The Funding for All Funding Guide, your essential guide to fundraising, is also available to purchase at time of booking for the discounted delegate price of £10 (normally £14.95). Recently updated, the guide now includes ‘Fundraising in the 21st century’ looking at how by tapping into the online community charities and community organisations can raise their profile, increase sustainability and gain an additional source of income. The guide also includes information on how to register and claim Gift Aid.

Tickets are now on sale: £30 (BOOKING CLOSES 29 NOVEMBER 2018)
We aim to keep ticket costs to a minimum to ensure all organisations can attend. Tickets include free parking or a free minibus service from Sandwich or Ramsgate Railway Stations (bus schedule), a two-course lunch, access to up to four seminars*, the Marketplace, Networking Breakfast and a one-to-one session with a Funding for All Mentor**.


(Booking ‘How-to Guide’ here. Seminar listings here. Bus schedule here. Venue Map here)

Please note, all seminars, mentoring sessions and the networking breakfast have limited places available. Early booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

*bookable at time of ticket purchase.
**bookable on the event day.

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