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 in April 2019:

  • year one £12,000
  • year two £9,600, with match fund requirement of £2,400
  • year three £6,000 with match fund requirement of £6,000

Grants paid in two tranches, so six-monthly, upon receipt of satisfactory impact reporting.

Grants will be available to those organisations with beneficiaries in one of Kent’s districts, including Medway – Ashford, Dartford, Dover, Canterbury, Folkestone and Hythe, Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Sevenoaks, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge and Malling and Tunbridge Wells.

The Foundation expects to make one grant per district with priority being given to those organisations addressing the most urgent needs in their district.

To be eligible, organisations must:

  • have had at least three KCF grants, with successful outcomes (where grant period has finished), in the last three years (since January 2016). All due impact reporting must have been submitted; and
  • have an average annual income over last three years of up to £300,000.

Please note, successful applicants would be ineligible for further Kent Community Foundations funding during years one and two (so 2018/19 and 2019/20). This restriction would not apply in year three.

Deadline: Friday15 February 2019

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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