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About the Trust

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust is an independent grant-making trust which supports charitable activity in Kent.   The Trust’s overarching aim is to improve the lives of people in Kent, and in particular those who are most disadvantaged.   The trustees are closely involved in every stage of the grant-making process.  They are supported in their work by a small and highly dedicated staff team.   In recent years priority areas for grant funding have been: community safety projects; support for vulnerable and isolated older people; the integration of asylum seekers; the provision of respite care breaks for carers; assistance for young people leaving care; and the promotion of active living.   The latest target group for grant funding is ‘Young People with Poverty of Opportunity’.   This is delivered through a range of grant programmes which are set out on our How to Apply page.