Corporate Funds with KCF
Businesses making a difference in Kent
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If you are a business based in Kent or Medway, setting up your own Fund is an effective way of supporting your local community. Ward & Partners, for instance, has had its own charitable Fund with Kent Community Foundation (KCF) since 2003.
KCF manages a variety of Corporate Funds:
Some feedback from our supporters
The Port of Dover Community Fund was established to benefit the Dover community. Established in 2014, the Port of Dover plan to contribute 1% of their pre-tax profits into the Community Fund, equating to around £100,000 per year for local community groups.
Tim Waggott, the Port’s Chief Executive, said: "We believe passionately in our town and its future – that’s why we continue to actively invest in it. We’re extremely grateful to the independent panel and Kent Community Foundation who’ve been working so hard to ensure the Port of Dover Community Fund is a success. More and more organisations are recognising how the Port of Dover Community Fund can help them make a genuine difference to the lives of Dovorians."
The Gatwick Foundation Fund has been set up in partnership with Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Foundations. The Fund will oversee £300,000 worth of annual grants for worthy causes across the region. The funding will be used to promote employment, training and skills, alongside support for families, the elderly and young people at a local level across the three counties.
Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick Airport, said: "Gatwick is proud to be partnering with the Community Foundations for Sussex, Surrey and Kent to launch the Gatwick Foundation Fund in support of important community and voluntary projects across the region. Each organisation has detailed knowledge and understanding of the community needs across their respective counties and this invaluable experience will help to ensure grants are focused where they can make the most difference."
How do I get involved?
If you are interested in finding out more about corporate giving, please contact KCF by email or on 01303 814500, and we will be happy to discuss this further.