Local Grants

Kent County Council: KCC Resilience Grant

Health & Social Care Local Grants

Kent County Council’s Resilience Grant, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, is awarding grants of up to £10,000 to local organisations who are supporting families in financial difficulties, with a particular emphasis on food and debt advice.  The intention is to fund those organisations currently seeing an increase in demand or anticipating an increase in demand…

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Orchard Community Energy: Community Fund

Environmental Health & Social Care Local Grants Saturday October 31st, 2020

Orchard Community Energy’s Community Fund awards grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 to charities from, and benefitting, the Kent districts of Swale and Medway. Projects should be ready to start in January 2021 and must address at least one of the following objectives: wildlife conservation; climate change; mitigation and/or adaption; the alleviation of fuel poverty;…

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Land Securities LINK Fund

Education & Employment Local Grants Youth

The Land Securities LINK Fund awards grants of up to £5,000 to small, local voluntary and community groups and charities in the Swanscombe/Northfleet area. Projects which benefit young people with a focus on NEETS, education and training projects with a focus on addressing employability and homelessness are eligible to apply. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For…

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Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund

Local Grants Youth Monday November 30th, 2020

The Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund awards grants of up to £5,000 to small organisation providing direct support to young people (under 18 years old) in East Kent, in particular Thanet.  Deadline: Monday 30 November 2020 For more information and how to apply please click here.

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Medway Corporate Giving Fund

Local Grants

The Medway Corporate Giving Fund awards grants of up to £3,500 to innovative Medway-based projects which make a real difference in the local community and help those most in need. Charities will be given the opportunity to present their project to a panel of local businesses.  Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Decisions are made twice per year.…

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Kent Community Foundation: Coronavirus Emergency Fund

Covid 19 Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants

Kent Community Foundation’s (KCF) Coronavirus Emergency Fund offers emergency funding of up to £10,000 to small frontline voluntary and community organisations in Kent and Medway to deal with the ongoing issues communities have dealt with because of Covid-19. Priority will be given to smaller constituted community groups e.g. charities/CICs, with an average annual income of…

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Ramsgate Town Council: Ramsgate Fund

Local Grants

Ramsgate Town Council offer funding towards local projects that will benefit the Ramsgate community. No maximum grant size is stipulated. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. The deadline for submission of applications is two weeks before the Full Council meeting (calendar). For more information and how to apply please click here.

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Ramsgate Town Council: Ramsgate Events Fund

Local Grants

Ramsgate Town Council offer funding towards local events that will benefit the Ramsgate community. No maximum grant size is stipulated. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. The Town Promotion Committee meet twice a year to review applications – March and September. The deadline for submission of applications for the 4 September 2019 meeting will be 14 August 2019. …

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NFU Mutual: Community Giving Fund

Local Grants

NFU Mutual’s Community Giving Fund awards donations of up to £1,000, to support community events, charities, schools and community group activities that are local to NFU Mutual operations across the UK. Specific events/items are preferred so they can measure the difference their donation has made. For example, purchasing an item of equipment or furniture, or…

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Canterbury Connected BID: Event Sponsorship & Support

Local Grants

Canterbury Connected Business Improvement District (BID) provides support and sponsorship for events taking place within the city centre of Canterbury. These are events that will: benefit the strong cultural branding the city increase visitor numbers, dwell time and spend assist in creating a superb destination for our residents and visitors Average sponsorship allocation is between…

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Kent Community Foundation: Core Support 2019 – 2022

Local Grants

Kent Community Foundation’s Core Support fund recognises that frontline organisations invest a great deal of resource into applying for funding, and sometimes find it challenging to secure funding for their core work and overheads (e.g. utilities, rent, service delivery staff, support staff). The fund offers three year funding (multi-year commitments are subject to available funding) starting…

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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 Communities

Local Grants

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust’s Investing in Communities programme awards grants to smaller, community-led organisations and local charities in Kent to strengthen their resilience and build their capacity to deliver sustainable, face-to-face services to people at the margins of society. The Trust offers two complementary strands of funding: Stabilising:  providing grants for basic running/core costs not specifically connected to…

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Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust: Investing in Families

Health & Social Care Local Grants

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust’s Investing in Families programme awards grants to charitable organisations working to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged families in Kent, thereby improving people’s life chances and promoting social cohesion.  It will support organisations offering interventions to meet the needs of families with a wide-range of problems, including debt; drug and alcohol abuse;…

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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 supporting their transition into independence. The Trust is interested to hear from organisations in Kent working with: • disengaged,…

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Ward & Partners Charitable Fund

Health & Social Care Local Grants Youth

The Ward & Partners Charitable Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to enable parents, carers and support groups to help very ill and disabled children get the most out of life. The Fund offers invaluable funding to projects which benefit children with physical disabilities and/or life limiting conditions. Ward &…

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The Crown Charitable Fund

Local Grants Youth Thursday December 31st, 2020

The Crown Charitable Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to volunteer-led groups working in Canterbury, Herne Bay and the surrounding areas with preference for projects supporting children and young people. Deadline: Thursday 31 December 2020 For more information and how to apply please click here.

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The Brook Trust Fund for Kent

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

The Brook Trust Fund for Kent, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to local community groups and charities working to achieve positive social outcomes, using early intervention where possible, tackling disadvantage, deprivation and social exclusion. This fund is specifically seeking to fund small grassroots groups with an annual income of…

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Kent Reliance Provident Society: Community Fund

Local Grants Older People Youth

The Kent Reliance Provident Society Community Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £3,500 to local community groups, charities and social enterprises working across Kent and Medway. Projects must be to work with children and young people or provide support to the elderly. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Decisions made three times a…

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Frank Brake Charitable Trust Fund

Community Buildings/Halls Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Sports Youth

The Frank Brake Charitable Trust Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to projects for children, young people and families, participation in sports, improvements to community facilities such as village halls and community centres, volunteering, employability, the elderly and the disabled in South East Kent with a priority given to…

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Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm: Community Fund

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

The Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm Community Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants up to £5,000 to community groups and projects within a 10 km radius of the Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm in Dungeness, Romney Marsh. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme For more information and how to apply please click here.

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Involving Medway

Health & Social Care Local Grants

The Involving Medway community grants, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards funds of up to £2,500 to local groups with projects and events which contribute to Involving Medway’s objectives. These are: Increase the range of activities which contribute to a person’s physical or mental health for people living in Medway; Encourage the growth of local initiatives…

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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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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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Veolia Environmental Trust: Landfill Communities Fund

Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Local Grants Sports

The Veolia Environmental Trust funds constituted, not-for-profit organisations through the Landfill Community Fund. Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available for capital improvement projects at a single site with discrete start and end dates in one of the following categories: Community buildings and rooms: community centres; village halls; community spaces within religious buildings, Scout…

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Brett Landscaping

Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Local Grants Older People Sports Youth

Brett Landscaping’s Community Engagement scheme supports small charities and community and voluntary groups with cash (up to £250) and product donations, such as concrete, bricks or paving slabs. Organisations wishing to apply must be working within the vicinity of a Brett Landscaping plant (Cliffe or Sturry, Kent). Projects renovating public outdoor spaces are favoured, but…

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Ibstock Enovert Trust: Landfill Communities Fund

Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Heritage Local Grants

Ibstock Enovert Trust (formerly Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust) supports community and environmental not-for-profit projects that have as big a positive impact on the community as possible. These include improving community halls, the creation of new play areas, enhancement of sports facilities, and restoring green spaces. The Trust funds projects (up to £15,000 approximately), through the Landfill Community…

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Enovert Community Trust: Landfill Communities Fund

Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Local Grants

The Enovert Community Trust (formerly Cory Environmental Trust in Britain) awards grants of up to £50,000 (guide amount) to not-for-profit organisations under the terms of the Landfill Communities Fund. Funding is to a support a broad range of community and environmental projects that fulfil at least one of the Trust’s objectives: Funding of high-quality projects which bring maximum impact to…

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SUEZ Communities Trust: Landfill Communities Fund

Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Heritage Local Grants

The SUEZ Communities Trust awards grants of up to £50,000 through the Landfill Community Fund to not-for-profit organisations within in a two and a half mile radius of a SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK waste processing location (West Lane, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3TT) and within a ten miles radius of any licensed landfill (Kemsley Mill Landfill,…

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Viridor Credits Environmental Company

Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Heritage Local Grants

Viridor Credits Environmental Company funds community, heritage and biodiversity projects through the Landfill Communities Fund. They offer three funding schemes in England: Small Grants Scheme: up to £20,000. Main Grants Scheme: between £20,001-50,000. Large Grants Scheme: between £50,001-100,000 (the most competitive scheme). To be eligible to apply, not-for-profit organisations must be within a ten miles of an active…

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Biffa Award: Main Grants

Community Buildings/Halls Environmental Local Grants Sports

Biffa Award’s Main Grants Scheme awards grants (through the Landfill Communities Fund) to projects that provide or improve biodiversity, community spaces, cultural facilities, and places for outdoor recreation. You may have a building that needs improvement in order to increase the range of services on offer to the local community. You could have a site-based project…

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Pret Foundation Trust

Health & Social Care Local Grants

The Pret Foundation Trust’s aim is to alleviate poverty in the UK by helping break the cycle of homelessness. UK registered charities who receive no more than 20% in statutory funding can apply for grants over £5,000. Grants typically average between £15,000 – £25,000. Projects must be taking place near to a Pret a Manger…

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Linda Hogan Community Fund

Local Grants

The Linda Hogan Community Fund is provided and administered by Kent charity, West Kent Extra (WKE). Funding is intended to support community groups for projects and activities that help their local communities. The fund is particularly keen to support groups that are led by local people and community champions. Priority will be given to new…

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Donald Forrester Trust

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Youth

The Donald Forrester Trust target their support where they believe it is most needed and are increasingly look towards UK registered charities that are dependent upon volunteer support and a small amount of money will go a long way. The Trust also favours organisations where both overheads and fund raising costs are kept to a minimum. Grants are made twice yearly…

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William Brake Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Health & Social Care Heritage Local Grants Older People Sports Youth

The William Brake Charitable Trust provides funding to registered charities which are based and working in Kent. Typically the Brake family suggest charities which are known to them to be considered for funding from the Trust. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Trustees meet twice per year. For more information and how to apply please contact: Mr…

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Kent County Playing Fields Association

Local Grants Sports Youth

The Kent County Playing Fields Association offer grants of up to £1,000 to parish councils and voluntary organisations towards the cost of providing children’s recreational facilities only. The fundamental objective of the Association is to ensure that there are adequate facilities for recreation in every city, town and village in Kent and to encourage the provision, improvement,…

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The Gibbons Family Trust

Local Grants Youth

The Gibbons Family Trust offers grants to charitable organisations, registered charities and individuals working with children and young people under the age of 25 years in the Isle of Thanet, Kent. Funding is intended to support the Trust’s main priorities, which are the care, benefit, welfare, education and support of young people under 25 years…

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The Phillips Fund

Environmental Local Grants

The Phillips Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, offer grants of up to £1,000 to a wide variety of projects which aim to protect, conserve and enhance the use and character of the rural landscape and its communities. Projects must benefit the wider community and have public access. Project ideas could include the following activities: planting of native…

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The Cole Charitable Trust

Environmental Health & Social Care Local Grants Youth

The Cole Charitable Trust supports charities in the West Midlands, Kent and Cambridgeshire areas preferring to fund small charities for whom the modest grants available can make a significant difference. The Trust welcomes applications from small and local (as opposed to regional or national) organisations, or local branches of organisations, working in the fields of: social welfare, all age…

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Cobtree Charity Trust

Health & Social Care Local Grants

The Cobtree Charity Trust offers grants of up to £5,000 to charitable organisations undertaking projects in the area of Maidstone, Kent. To be eligible, applications must be in line with the Trust’s aims which are to: establish, promote, equip, maintain and support any charitable undertaking or object in or for the benefit of the inhabitants…

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Fidelity UK Foundation Kent Community Development Fund

IT & Technology Local Grants

The Fidelity UK Foundation Kent Community Development Fund awards grants of between £5,000 to £20,000 to capital and infrastructure projects that strengthen robust, UK registered charities (within Kent and Medway) with a solid track record over at least three years. Minimum income more than £100,000, grant request must be less than 10% of this total income. Grants will be…

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Chapman Charitable Trust

Arts & Culture Environmental Health & Social Care Local Grants

The Chapman Charitable Trust awards grants of either £1,000 or £2,000 to UK registered charities which: promote physical and mental wellbeing; conserve our natural environment and promote the sustainable use of resources; or increase the accessibility of the arts, especially for young people. The Trust prefers to support charities which address the root causes of…

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Mrs Smith & Mount Trust: The Mount Fund

Health & Social Care Local Grants

The Mrs Smith & Mount Trust aims to assist disadvantaged people towards greater independence or a better quality of life. The Mount Fund currently has the following priority areas: Mental Health Learning Disability Homelessness Health in the Community. This category is for registered charities with an annual income of less than £500,000, working to improve health…

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The Henry Smith Charity: County Grants

Local Grants

The County Grants programme supports the work of small not-for-profit organisations and charities in eight counties with which The Henry Smith Charity has a historic association – which includes Kent. Applicants with an annual income of under £250,000 are eligible to apply, though exceptions may be made for those whose activities that are county-wide and whose…

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Golding Homes: Community Chest Fund

Local Grants

Golding Homes offer grants of up to £1,000 are available for community organisations to run activities and deliver projects that will benefit their local community in the Maidstone and the surrounding areas where Golding Homes’ properties are located. Some examples of the types of projects that can be supported include: Equipment for clubs or community…

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Wilko: Helping Hands

Local Grants Older People Youth

Local groups and community projects could be eligible to get a little helping hand from their local Wilko store. Wilko gift cards, products or volunteers to help with your community project are available. Groups eligible to apply are: local state schools, playgroups and nurseries, parent or family groups, disabled groups, youth clubs, elderly groups, luncheon clubs,…

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R G Hills Charitable Trust

Local Grants

The R G Hills Charitable Trust supports local and national registered charities mainly, but not exclusively, in the fields of health, poverty and education. Overseas charitable work is also available. There is no specified maximum amount you can apply for however grants tend to average around £2,000. For more information please contact: Harvey Barrett, Trustee Furley…

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Waitrose: Community Matters

Local Grants

The Waitrose Community Matters in-store scheme offers a share of £1,000 between three local organisations. The proportion of that share is decided by store customers placing a token in a voting box after their shop. For more information and how to apply visit your local Waitrose store.

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Folkestone Town Council

Local Grants

Folkestone Town Council offers three grant categories: Ward Grants Applications for Ward Grants may be submitted by groups or individuals however applications must demonstrate a direct benefit to the ward, or any part of it, or to all or some of its residents. Town Grants under £1,000 £1,000 – £2,500 In order to qualify for…

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South East Business Boost

Local Grants

  Grants of up £10,000 (and support and guidance) are available to small to medium sized businesses in Kent and Medway to help boost companies and increase employment. The aim of the scheme is to improve business resilience, profitability and competitiveness. The programme will provide ‘growth grants’ to local businesses, creating new jobs and ‘new…

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