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 £20,000 in grants.
These grants can support a lot of different activities, including:
- local events and activities
- purchase or repair of equipment and furniture
- promotional materials
- marketing and training costs
- website creation and redesign
- small-scale pilot projects
- community safety schemes
- sports projects
- support to assist local groups to become more sustainable
Grants are available to properly-constituted organisations for projects that benefit local communities. Types of oganisations include:
- voluntary and community groups
- social enterprises
- parish/town councils
- schools and academies (cannot be used to support statutory curriculum delivery or teaching materials)
Members may jointly support a project where it benefits more than one area/community.
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme until funds are spent.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
Other Local Grants Funds
Orchard Community Energy: Community FundSaturday October 31st, 2020
Orchard Community Energy’s Community Fund awards grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 to charities from, and benefitting, the Kent districts of Swale and Medway. Projects should be ready to start in January 2021 and must address at least one of the following objectives: wildlife conservation; climate change; mitigation and/or adaption; the alleviation of fuel poverty;…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…Local Grants Youth
Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust FundMonday November 30th, 2020
The Albert Burns Children’s Charitable Trust Fund awards grants of up to £5,000 to small organisation providing direct support to young people (under 18 years old) in East Kent, in particular Thanet. Deadline: Monday 30 November 2020 For more information and how to apply please click here.Local Grants
Medway Corporate Giving Fund
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.…