News archive - 2017

Thanks a billion!


Community Foundations hit the one-billion-pound mark. Local charities make up the lifeblood of our commu...

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Let’s put Kent on the map this #LocalCharitiesDay


Local Charities Day on Friday 15th December 2017 is an initiative from UK Government Department for Digit...

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Kent Social Enterprise Loan Fund launched


Kent Community Foundation has launched the new Kent Social Enterprise Loan Fund, (KSELF) which aims to br...

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Focus On: Describing the NEED & the DEMAND for your work


A strong application will have a great section on the need for the work under consideration and an equall...

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Anti-Bulllying Week 13th-17th November 2017


NSPCC figures suggest nearly half of children and young people (46%) have been bullied at school or at so...

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Kent Community Foundation receives excellent rating in official Quality Accreditation


As part of KCF’s membership of UK Community Foundations, we must pass a rigorous Quality Accreditat...

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Spooktacular Children’s Awards


This year’s Halloween-themed Ward and Partners Children’s Awards took place on Friday 27th Oc...

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British philanthropy is still booming


A recent report by the Charities Aid Foundation has revealed that the UK has slipped out of the top 10 mo...

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Dormant assets could be worth £40m per year to community charities


In partnership with NCVO and ACEVO, UK Community Foundation have written a letter to the Chancellor of th...

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Women’s lunch held in Kent prison


The Governor and staff at HM Prison East Sutton Park, Kent welcomed 25 ladies to lunch on Thursday 21st S...

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High Sheriff hosts thank you to Kent Charities


Over 80 charities from across Kent were represented at a special party at the Brabourne home of The High...

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Kent Community Foundation launches Core Support funding stream


Kent Community Foundation recognises that frontline organisations invest a great deal of resource into ap...

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Kent charities urged to apply to Gatwick Foundation


Charities, social enterprises, community groups and voluntary organisations working in the boroughs of Se...

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Focus On: Writing a safeguarding policy


Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable...

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Entries are now open for the Kent Charity Awards 2017-18


Kent Community Foundation is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the 2018 Kent Charity Awards....

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A look at literacy in Kent


The school term is now in full swing and the summer holidays all but a distant memory. As children across...

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Remember A Charity Week - 11th-17th September 2017


Remember A Charity Week is an annual awareness week designed to encourage more people to consider leaving...

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New funding available for environmental projects


New funding has become available to support projects which have a positive and long-term impact on the en...

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A growing partnership to unlock philanthropy


Kent Community Foundation works closely with professional advisers to help their clients manage their phi...

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Children’s Trust Fund in Kent gets a £50k boost


The Albert Burns Children’s Trust Fund has injected a further £51,468.65 into the endowment F...

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Top tips for applying for funding


Do you need help with your application form? Here are our Grant Team’s top tips: 1. Put yourself i...

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What a wonderful Chevening


On Thursday 1st June staff, trustees and friends of Kent Community Foundation gathered at Chevening House...

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A huge welcome to our new Chairman


Tim Bull has been appointed as the new Chair of Kent Community Foundation after The Lady Colgrain stepped...

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Children’s literacy charity receives huge funding boost


Children’s literacy charity receives huge funding boost National children’s charity Beanstal...

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New job opportunity


We are seeking a new Director of Grants and Impact to join our team. The purpose of the role will be to b...

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Farewell to our Chair, The Lady Colgrain


Last week, we said goodbye to our Chair, The Lady Colgrain, who has been a member of our board for nearly...

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It's time for the Ward and Partners Children's Awards again!


The Ward and Partners Children's Awards are back for 2017!   Here at Kent Community Founda...

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Port of Dover Community Fund Seeks New Panel Member


The Port of Dover Community Fund, a fund administered by Kent Community Foundation on behalf of Dover Har...

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High Sheriff Awards 2017


Last week we had the pleasure of accompanying, Kathrin Smallwood, outgoing High Sheriff of Kent, as she r...

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Vacancy - Communications Executive


We are looking for an energetic and creative person to help Kent Community Foundation develop how we enga...

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Regional Funding Awards


Kent Community Foundation made over 400 grants in Kent during 2016, distributing more than a million poun...

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Bookbinders Adult Literary Scheme Launch


Last week, KCF attended the launch of Bookbinders, a scheme that promotes literacy for vulnerable adults...

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Meet our new CEO


We are delighted to introduce our new Chief Executive Officer, Josephine McCartney, who started at Kent C...

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