Education & Employment

Smallwood Trust: Women First Fund

Education & Employment Local Grants Monday March 4th, 2019

The Smallwood Trust’s Women First Fund awards grants averaging between £10,000 to £15,000 to charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations with projects in Rural Kent which enable women on low incomes to access new skills, training, confidence building and employment opportunities. Existing projects and ongoing work are eligible for funding. Projects should be proven and…

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Kent Coalfield Community Fund

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants Sunday March 31st, 2019

The Kent Coalfield Community Fund awards grants of up to £5,000 to community focussed projects seeking to align with The Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s strategic themes of: Skills: Growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities; Employment: Developing pathways to increase the number of people in work; and Health: Supporting projects that increase…

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Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust: Investing in Rehabilitation

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust’s Investing in Rehabilitation programme awards grants to support the rehabilitation of offenders and help reduce the collateral consequences of their imprisonment for their families; with the overall aim of reducing reoffending and making the communities of Kent safer. This programme will fund local organisations working in Kent and national charities currently offering, or…

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Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust: Investing in Young People

Education & Employment Local Grants Youth

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust (CFCT)’s Investing in Young People grant programme seeks to support disadvantaged young people living at the margins of society; with the aim of improving their skills, building their confidence and resilience and breaking down the barriers to their employment. Grants are available to charities, CICs, social enterprises or other properly constituted not-for-profit…

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Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation

Education & Employment Youth

Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation awards grants (no minimum/maximum specified) to registered charities. The Foundation looks for opportunities to provide multi-year funding over two to five years where possible. The Foundation seeks to support long-term strategies for dealing with youth education and employability, and therefore organisations, whose work is particularly effective and continues to meet the Foundation’s…

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The Liebreich Foundation

Education & Employment Environmental Health & Social Care Sports

The Liebreich Foundation makes occasional small grants to charitable organisations focusing on the following areas: Climate and Environment Disability and Inclusion Education Entrepreneurship Sport and Health Sustainable Development Veterans, Refugees and Victims of Violence Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For more information and how to apply please click here.

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The Port of Dover Community Fund

Education & Employment Local Grants Monday April 1st, 2019

The Port of Dover Community Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £10,000 to charitable organisations seeking to support the Dover and its immediate environs communities. Projects must fall into two key areas: Skills and Jobs: projects that provide opportunities to develop skills, support people on the pathway into employment and…

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The Gisela Graham Foundation

Arts & Culture Education & Employment Health & Social Care Youth

The Gisela Graham Foundation awards grants of up to £10,000 to UK registered charities that support the Foundation’s aims. They are: Further advancement of public health and safety through the research and treatment of chronic illnesses and conditions. Alleviate poverty and deprivation amongst children in less developed countries through care, education, and family support. Assist the…

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The R S Brownless Charitable Trust

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

The R S Brownless Charitable Trust aims to support charities throughout the UK undertaking general charitable purposes. The Trustees’ have expressed a particular interest in supporting projects within the following areas: Long-term and terminal illness; Disability; and Disadvantage. Grants are usually one-off, ranging between £100 and £2,000. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For more information and…

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Education & Employment Health & Social Care Heritage

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation awards grants to small, well-established charitable organisations (annual income under £500,000) who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities. Rural Issues Projects that look to support communities in cities, towns, villages and areas with 10,000 or less inhabitants which are classified in the latest…

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Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants

The Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation awards grants from £250 (generally up to £2,000) to UK registered charities working to alleviate poverty and improving health / saving lives. To be considered for a grant, applicants must be recommended by a YBS colleague or member (customer). Local branches in Kent include: Canterbury (CT1 2TH) Maidstone (ME14…

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Warburtons: Community Grants

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

Warburtons’ award small Community Grants of up £250 to not-for-profit organisations with charitable purposes that are delivering work that aligns to Warburtons priorities and which has a direct and tangible impact. The funding is for projects that focus on supporting families that need help the most and fit with Warburtons’ priorities which are to: Work…

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Social Investment Business & The Forward Trust: Forward Enterprise Fund

Education & Employment Loans Social Enterprise

The Forward Enterprise Fund is £2 million social investment fund that supports charities and social enterprises run by, or creating employment opportunities for, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction. The Fund provides access to unsecured loans between £25,000 – £150,000 for revenue and/or capital projects (typical interest rate 7.5%) for up to a five year term. Eligible organisations…

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The Mary Kinross Charitable Trust

Education & Employment Health & Social Care

The Mary Kinross Charitable Trust awards discretionary funds to charities and voluntary organisations with projects for the relief of poverty, the advancement of education, medical research into the causes and cure of diseases and other purposes beneficial to the community as are recognised or permitted by law as being charitable. Only a few unsolicited applications are…

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John Lewis Foundation

Education & Employment

The John Lewis Foundation awards discretionary grants (typically up to £10,000) to registered charities and CICs working with disadvantaged communities helping them to acquire the relevant skills required for meaningful employment. The Partnership aims to be a responsible member of the community, and favours supporting charities close to the locations in which it operates and trades (Ashford,…

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The Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Youth

The Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons’ Charity is committed to supporting community groups by making small grants (typically under £1,000) towards projects that will directly benefit disadvantaged people in East Kent. Specific areas the Charity will consider funding are projects that address the needs of Vulnerable People – improving the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities…

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Kent Community Foundation: Employability, Skills & Enterprise

Education & Employment Local Grants Saturday August 31st, 2019

Kent Community Foundation’s Employability, Skills and Enterprise grant programme awards grants of up to £5,000 to those aiming to raise the aspirations and increase the skills and opportunities of people who are far from the labour market. This could be due to a range of challenging circumstances that can present barriers to employment. This may…

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People’s Postcode Trust: Community Grants

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Wednesday August 14th, 2019

People’s Postcode Trust aims to fund grassroots organisations, local charities and non-profit community businesses seeking to effect positive change within their local area. Grants of up to £2,000 are available if you are one of the following: Companies limited by guarantee with a non-profit purpose Constituted voluntary organisation with no charity number Community Interest Company…

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Ladbrokes Charitable Trust

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Older People

Ladbrokes in the Community Charitable Trust (LCT) was established in 2003. Its funding comes not from the Ladbrokes company, but via the fundraising efforts of the head office and shop staff, customers and ‘Event Days’. The Trust supports a range of causes ‘with the overriding requirement being that the causes supported operate and serve the…

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The Clothworkers’ Foundation

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Older People Youth

The Clothworkers’ Foundation aims to improve the quality of life, particularly for people and communities facing disadvantage. The Foundation operates two grant programmes: Main and Small. Main Grant Programme Criteria: Annual income under £15 million / no maximum project total / no maximum grant size however the average grant is £25,000 Small Grant Programme Criteria: Annual…

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