Local Grants

NFU Mutual: Community Giving Fund

Local Grants

NFU Mutual’s Community Giving Fund awards donations of up to £250, but will also consider other donations such as promotional items and prizes. 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 something else that will help people over a…

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Localgiving: Magic Little Grants

Local Grants Sports Saturday November 30th, 2019

Localgiving, in association with Postcode Community Trust, is awarding small, local charities and community groups £500 grants to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation.  The aim of the fund is to support the work of organisations that are engaging hard to reach individuals, encouraging them to take part in physical…

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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…

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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 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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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 Tuesday December 31st, 2019

The Crown Charitable Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of up to £5,000 to volunteer-led groups working in Herne Bay with preference for projects supporting children and young people. Deadline: Tuesday 31 December 2019 For more information and how to apply please click here.

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The Brook Trust Fund for Kent

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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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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Co-op: Local Community Fund

Community Buildings/Halls Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants Sunday June 16th, 2019

The Co-op Local Community Fund awards money to local charitable causes, helping to bring people together and make a difference. Every 12 months new local causes are chosen. To apply to be a Co-op cause applicants must have a project or event that: helps a local community come together to save, build, fix or improve indoor…

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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

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. See previously funded projects in Kent. You may have a building that needs improvement in order to increase the range of services on offer to the local community.…

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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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Kent Community Foundation: Children, Young People & Families

Local Grants Youth Saturday August 31st, 2019

Kent Community Foundation awards grants of up to £5,000 (£7,500 for exceptional projects) to local charities and VCSE organisations who are making a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Kent and Medway. This might include: living in poverty or deprivation; abuse or neglect; disability; young carers; children in care; bereavement;…

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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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Kent Community Foundation: Elderly & Isolated Adults

Local Grants Older People Saturday August 31st, 2019

Kent Community Foundation’s Elderly and Isolated Adults grant programme awards up to £5,000 to those with local projects that address the challenges faced by elderly adults and support people to stay well, healthy, independent and most importantly, combat social isolation. The Foundation would like to hear from projects that: Give elderly adults the opportunity to…

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Kent Community Foundation: Vulnerable Adults

Health & Social Care Local Grants Saturday August 31st, 2019

Kent Community Foundation’s Vulnerable Adults grant programme awards up to £5,000 to charities and VCSE organisations with projects that help vulnerable adults stay well and independent with a focus on early intervention projects to tackle disadvantage, deprivation and social exclusion. A vulnerable person is someone who may need care and is unable to protect themselves from…

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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 Charitable Trust offer grants for charitable organisations undertaking social welfare projects in Maidstone, Kent. There are no minimum or maximum grant amounts you can apply for however grants are typically below £5,000 and average between £2,000-£3,000. Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. For more information and how to apply please contact: Mr Bernard Mee c/o…

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Foyle Foundation: Small Grants Scheme

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

The Foyle Fondation’s Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Please note the Foyle Foundation are not able to support individuals. Applications are welcomed from charities that have an annual turnover…

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Fidelity UK Foundation Kent Community Development Fund

Local Grants

The Fidelity UK Foundation Kent Community Development Fund awards grants of up 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 one-off…

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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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LEADER: Kent Downs & Marshes & East Kent

Local Grants Tuesday December 31st, 2019

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) LEADER Programme is a European Union rural funding approach, with grant funds available in Kent from late 2015 to December 2019. Grants of between £2,500 and £50,000 are available to rural businesses, farmers, foresters, growers, landowners, environmental organisations, cultural, heritage and community providers, as well as voluntary and…

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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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Heart of Experian Charity Fund

Local Grants

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, charities and community groups for projects with a charitable purpose which benefit the community as a whole. Eligible projects must: Make the applicant’s organisation or project more sustainable Relate to financial inclusion, financial education, entrepreneurship or developing skills useful in business Have a long-term benefit for…

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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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Kent Police and Crime Commissioner: Communities Together Fund

Local Grants

Each year Kent Police receives money by seizing and auctioning property from offenders, often vehicles which have been used to commit crimes such as drug dealing in local communities. In his Safer in Kent Plan the Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott, committed to making offenders pay for the harm that they cause, so he created…

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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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The Hilden Charitable Fund

Local Grants

The Hilden Charitable Fund’s priorities in the UK are homelessness, asylum seekers and refugees, penal affairs and community-based initiatives for disadvantaged young people aged 16-25. For projects in developing countries, priorities are projects which focus on community development, education, and health. Preference is given to charities that work at a community level with an income of…

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WHSmith Trust: Community Grants

Local Grants

The WHSmith Trust Community Grants offer up to £500 to charities, schools and community groups of any size, provided they support the community in the UK. The funding is generated through proceeds from compulsory carrier bag levies. Grants are awarded every six months. For more information and how to apply please click here.

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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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