Local Grants

The Laurence Plummer Foundation

Local Grants Sports Youth

The Laurence Plummer Foundation aims to support young people from Kent & Medway in participating in sport with a particular focus on helping those from deprived and low income backgrounds. The Foundation supports individuals, sports clubs, youth groups and schools to help improve participation and assist with young people making the next step in their…

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Medway Council: Medway Parenting Support Fund

Local Grants Youth Saturday September 3rd, 2022 11:59pm

Medway Council’s Medway Parenting Support Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to local charitable groups who are able to deliver support activities/groups to benefit parents and carers of Medway children and young people 0-18 (or 0-25 if the Young person cared for has Special Educational Needs and Disabilities –…

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The Boatmen’s Charity

Local Grants

The Boatmen’s Charity awards grants to charities, voluntary organisations and community groups with projects that benefit the local communities of Deal, Walmer, Great Mongeham and Sholden in Kent. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. To apply, please complete their application form and return to: The Clerk The Boatmen’s Charity c/o 292 St Richards Road DealKent CT14 9LG  or email: irene@mrsimantle.plus.com…

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Amity Allotment Fund

Environmental Local Grants

The Amity Allotment Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £7,500 to cover start-up costs for new allotments or ongoing expenses for more established sites across Kent and Medway. Applications for funding would be considered for legal, or insurance costs, site purchase or rent costs, as well as the purchase of seeds,…

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Kent County Council: Digital Inclusion Fund

IT & Technology Local Grants

Kent County Council’s Digital Inclusion Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £10,000 to enable frontline Kent (not including Medway) organisations to enhance their digital offer and strengthen client-facing technology infrastructure (this is not for internal systems upgrades such as client databases). The funding is available for three key beneficiary groups:…

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Sevenoaks Town Council

Local Grants

Sevenoaks Town Council, through its Finance and General Purposes Committee, is awarding grants to local voluntary or charitable organisations which provide services to residents within the Parish of Sevenoaks Town. Through its Youth Services Committee, the Council also offers funding for youth activities. To be eligible, organisations must: provide services that will directly benefit the…

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Kent County Council: Crowdfund Kent

Local Grants Wednesday September 28th, 2022 11:59pm

Kent County Council’s (KCC) digital funding programme, in partnership with Spacehive, seeks to help fund community-led coronavirus recovery projects across the county in order to become more vibrant, resilient and connected post-pandemic. Alongside registering your organisation with the crowdfunding platform, Spacehive, where any member of the public can donate, Kent organisation’s are also invited to…

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The Mrs Smith & Mount Trust: The Mount Fund

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants

The Mrs Smith & Mount Trust make grants of up to £20,000 over two years to UK registered charities whose beneficiaries are in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey and London. The Trust aims to assist disadvantaged people towards greater independence or a better quality of life. Their current priorities are: Mental Health The…

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The Philip & Connie Phillips Foundation

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Monday October 3rd, 2022 6:00pm

The Philip and Connie Phillips Foundation awards grants in the region of £5,000 to £10,000, over one or two years, to charities registered and operating within Kent and Medway (annual income between £10,000 and £1 million). Applicants must be able to demonstrate their impact on the health and wellbeing of their local community. The Foundation…

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Ashford Leisure Trust Fund

Health & Social Care Local Grants Sports

Sports clubs, community groups and charities offering physical activities or physical health support can apply for up to £10,000 to support the delivery of healthy recreational activities in the borough of Ashford. The fund has a particular focus on encouraging those who do not currently engage in positive recreational activities, perhaps because of lack of…

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Canterbury City Council: Councillors Opportunities Fund

Local Grants

Councillors of Canterbury City Council can award up to £200 to a community group or organisation for a one-off project. It must help make the district a better place to live by improving social or environmental wellbeing. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme until annual budget is spent. 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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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 This fund is not managed by Funding for All. Please click ‘Find out more’ and contact the funder directly for more information.

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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 makes grants of between £7,500 and £75,000 (however no more than 50% of the applicant’s annual turnover) to charities, CICs, social enterprises or other properly constituted not-for-profit organisations that support the rehabilitation of offenders and help reduce the collateral consequences of their imprisonment for their families; with the overall…

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Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust: Investing in Communities

Local Grants

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust’s Investing in Communities programme makes grants to small, 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…

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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’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, disadvantaged and/or…

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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 Brook Trust Fund for Kent

Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants

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, makes grants of up to £3,500 to projects working with children and young people, plus projects providing support to the elderly across Kent and Medway. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Decisions made three times a year. This fund is not managed by Funding for All.…

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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, makes grants of up to £5,000 to projects which: encourage children, young people and families to participate in sports; improve community facilities such as village halls and community centres; encourage volunteering; improve employability; and support the elderly and the disabled. The fund will also…

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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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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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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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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. Preference is given to  small charities for whom a modest grants 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,…

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The 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

Environmental Health & Social Care IT & Technology Local Grants Youth

The Fidelity UK Foundation Kent Community Development Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, supports 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 one-off investments…

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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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The Henry Smith Charity: County Grants

Local Grants

The Henry Smith Charity’s County Grants programme supports the work of small not-for-profit organisations and charities in selected counties with which The Henry Smith Charity has a historic association – this 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…

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Golding Homes: Community Chest Fund

Local Grants

Golding Homes awards grants of up to £2,000 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 two grant schemes: Ward GrantsFolkestone Town Council Ward Councillors, each have a grant fund for initiatives in their ward. 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…

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One Stop: Carriers for Causes

Local Grants

Local retailer One Stop’s Carrier for Causes funding scheme offers community groups the opportunity to apply for funding grants of up to £1,000 towards a variety of local projects. The scheme is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge.  Projects must meet at least one of the following outcomes: Improving the lives…

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Kent County Council: Combined Members Grant

Local Grants

Every year Kent County Council help community projects across Kent by using the Combined Members Grant to fund them. Funding is divided equally across Kent’s 12 districts. Each county councillor can award £10,000 in grants. These grants can support a lot of different activities, including: local events and activities purchase or repair of equipment and…

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Kent County Council: Capital Grant Scheme for Sport

Local Grants Sports

Kent County Council’s Capital Grant Scheme for Sport awards grants of up to £10,000 to Voluntary Sports Clubs, Schools, Governing Bodies of Sport and Parish Councils. Funding is intended for the following purposes: Provision of facilities for the community of Kent, including specialist facilities, training centres and centres of excellence and performance Purchase of new…

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Coast to Capital – Growing Places Fund

Local Grants

This is an investment fund of £23million to unlock stalled construction and infrastructure projects. It is designed to enable these projects to boost economic growth in the London Borough of Croydon, Gatwick Diamond, Brighton & Hove, Coastal West Sussex, Rural West Sussex, Lewes, and Surrey areas. The Gatwick Diamond area includes parts of West Kent.…

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Morrisons Foundation

Environmental Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People Youth

The Morrisons Foundation awards grants to UK registered charities for projects which will improve people’s lives in the UK. There is no minimum or maximum grant level. Funded projects should benefit the local community and can cover a wide range of areas including young people, older people, health and wellbeing and improving the local environment.…

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Social Investment Business: Community Investment Fund

Local Grants

Social Investment Business’ (SIB) Community Investment Fund aims to improve the quality of life of vulnerable and disadvantaged people, and to enhance community engagement and cohesion by empowering people to develop locally-determined solutions to challenges and opportunities. The Fund is open to community-based, charities and social enterprises which provide essential support and services to improve…

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QBE Foundation

Local Grants

Grants are available to support charities that help people overcome disadvantage, strengthen their abilities and live more independently, successfully and productively. The Foundation typically awards grants up to £10,000.  However, a small number of grants over £10,000 may be approved each year. Grant applications with QBE employee sponsorship will have a greater likelihood of success…

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The Law Society Charity

Local Grants

The Law Society Charity supports organisations whose work is related to the law and the legal profession, and whose activities would be likely to benefit from funds made available on behalf of solicitors. Projects will be considered for support if they help meet the charity’s aims and objectives criteria. Grants are normally in the range…

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The Astor of Hever Trust

Arts & Culture Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants Religion Youth

The Astor of Hever Trust awards small grants, typically under £2,000 to registered charities in the UK, in particular Kent or the Grampian region, undertaking projects in the arts, medicine, religion, education, conservation, youth and sport. The trustees have a particular interest in supporting local youth organisations and generally helping medical research and education programmes.…

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