News

Here you’ll find our latest news plus top tips, what’s happening in the sector, success stories and events and training opportunities from across the county.

Oct 2021: Long-time mentor appointed as our new Project Manager

A lot has happened since we said a fond farewell to Funding for All (FFA) founder and CEO, Nigel Turley, who took retirement at the beginning of 2019. We’ve undergone an extensive strategic review, navigated a global pandemic whilst continuing to support the Kent voluntary sector, grown the FFA family with two new additions (welcome…

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Jun 2021: Loneliness Awareness Week 2021

Between 14-18 June, the Marmalade Trust are hosting Loneliness Awareness Week 2021 in the hope to raise awareness of loneliness, break down stigmas and get people talking about it. Across Kent and Medway there are many brilliant organisations running programmes that seek to create an understanding of loneliness, support those experiencing it and promote that…

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May 2021: Top Tips for applying to The Tudor Trust

Funder Tuesdays, in partnership with Stronger Kent Communities, is your opportunity to hear from a fantastic line up of local and national funders followed by the chance to ask your questions.  If you missed our sessions, do not worry! Our guest speakers have kindly allowed their presentations and top tips to be shared with you… The…

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May 2021: 20 Grants to Support Mental Health Organisations

As lockdown begins to lift and life slowly returns to some form of ‘normality’, Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 (MHAW) couldn’t come at a more relevant time. Now is the time to stop, reflect, check in and take stock of ours, and our loved ones, mental health. This year, the theme of the week is…

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May 2021: Top Tips from Arts Council England

Funder Tuesdays, in partnership with Stronger Kent Communities, is your opportunity to hear from a fantastic line up of local and national funders followed by the chance to ask your questions.  If you missed our sessions, do not worry! Our guest speakers have kindly allowed their presentations and top tips to be shared with you… Arts…

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Apr 2021: We are recruiting!

We are looking for a committed, driven and pro-active individual to lead our ambitious team into a prosperous future. Funding for All is a successful charity dedicated to inspiring and empowering community organisations in Kent and Medway to build their fundraising capacity and secure a sustainable, confident future. We believe small charities and community groups have…

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Apr 2021: FFA Awarded National Lottery Funding

We are thrilled to announce that Funding for All has been awarded £415,846 over three years from The National Lottery Community Fund! This funding will ensure our successful mentoring services and training programme can continue to grow, develop and reach even more Kent and Medway voluntary sector organisations. Recognition from the National Lottery comes at…

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Mar 2021: Top Tips from BBC Children in Need

Funder Tuesdays, in partnership with Stronger Kent Communities, is your opportunity to hear from a fantastic line up of local and national funders followed by the chance to ask your questions.  If you missed our March sessions, do not worry! Our guest speakers have kindly allowed their presentations and top tips to be shared with you.…

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Dec 2020: Season’s Greeting & Christmas Office Hours

From all of the Funding for All team, we wish you a wonderful, restful and joyous festive break. You’ve earned it! This year certainly hasn’t been easy and we haven’t all been rewarded with the end of the year we thought we’d have, but positivity has still shone through 2020.  Communities have come together to support one…

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Sept 2020: #NeverMoreNeeded Campaign

During these past six months of lockdown, we’ve seen how charities have been a lifeline to those in our communities who so vitally need their support – all at a time when charities are facing their own funding crisis. A recent survey from Kent Community Foundation, suggests that voluntary organisations in Kent and Medway could…

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Aug 2020: Charity Mentors Kent & Medway Launch New Service to Support Charity Leaders

If you lead a charity, community group or social enterprise you’ll be fully aware of the day-to-day challenges the role can bring, especially if you operate with limited resources. Charity Mentors Kent and Medway, founded in 2019, offers free mentoring (typically for up to four months) to charity leaders from across the county providing support…

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Aug 2020: Free Mentoring for Kent & Medway’s Voluntary Sector

We are delighted to announce that we, Funding for All, have been awarded over £31,000 from the National Lottery to offer free mentoring support to vital grassroots organisations from across Kent and Medway.  Since opening in 2012, our mentoring programme has supported 670 Kent and Medway voluntary sector organisations by developing their skills in bid writing, income…

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