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 groups
  • Projects to engage young people
  • Sports and leisure activities for communities
  • Skills training
  • Start up support for new groups
  • Local groups or businesses that give back to the community

Decisions to fund applications are made four times a year and the deadline for applications is the first day of every third month (1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October). Applications for funding are considered by a panel of Golding Homes’ tenants.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

Other Local Grants Funds

Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Local Grants Youth

Dulverton Trust Fund

Friday March 29th, 2019

The Dulverton Trust Fund, administrated by Kent Community Foundation, awards grants of between £500 to £5,000 to small charities and charitable organisations, normally with an annual income of under £200,000. The Trust wishes to support projects that align with their existing priorities: youth opportunities; general welfare; conservation and preservation of habitats; and preservation of heritage…

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Education & Employment Local Grants

Smallwood Trust: Women First Fund

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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Health & Social Care Local Grants Older People

Ageless Thanet: Community Fund

Tuesday March 12th, 2019

The Ageless Thanet Community Fund is one year old and to celebrate this, the amount that community groups, charities and individuals can apply for has increased to £3,500 (normally £1,000) for this coming round!  The Fund welcomes applications of up to £3,500 for new projects, or the expansion of existing projects, that combat social isolation and loneliness…

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Local Grants

Kent Community Foundation: Core Support 2019 – 2022

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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