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 annual income is under £1 million.

Applications can be made for one year grants and multi-year grants.

The minimum you can ask for is £500.
The maximum one year grant you can ask us for is £10,000.
The maximum multi-year grant you can request is £20,000. You can ask for this to be spread over either two or three years.

Grants can be used towards running costs, salaries, project costs, or one-off capital expenditure such as building refurbishment or equipment. Capital grants must be used within six months of award. Applications for small capital items can be made at any time. However, if you are applying to us for part-funding of capital works, equipment of high value or that forms part of a larger project, you should not apply until at least 75% of the funding needed has already been raised.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme – applications are normally reviewed between three and six months.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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