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, Bluewater and Tunbridge Wells).
The Trustees are happy to co-fund projects with other donors but, due to the restrictions of the Foundation’s remit, they need to be satisfied that funds are being used for initiatives and objectives that meet the Foundation’s criteria. The Trustees therefore prefer to fund a discrete project or a discrete area of a larger project rather than provide top-up or shortfall funding.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. The Trustees meet on a regular basis every three months; applications that are not ready for inclusion at one meeting will simply be included in the next.
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Other Education & Employment Funds
Henry Oldfield Trust
The Trust’s main aim is to support programmes which reduce offending and reoffending, promote entrepreneurship amongst the young and disadvantaged, and tackle other challenges such as homelessness and addiction. The Trust sets no upper limit you can apply for. For more information and how to apply please contact: Henry Oldfield TrustDoddington Place, Church Lane, Doddington,…Education & Employment Local Grants Youth
Land Securities LINK Fund
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…Covid 19 Education & Employment Health & Social Care Local Grants
Kent Community Foundation: Coronavirus Emergency Fund
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…Education & Employment Health & Social Care Older People Youth
Kent Community Foundation: Themed Funds
Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Fund programme awards grants of up to £5,000 (£7,500 considered for exceptional applications) to not-for-profit organisations and registered charities with projects in one of the following themed areas: Employment, Skills & EnterpriseProjects which raise the aspirations and increase the skills and opportunities of people who are far from the labour market…