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Colyer-Fergusson funded stonemasonry apprentice represents the UK

We are delighted to announce that Jordon Cliffe aged 21 from Ramsgate was chosen to represent the UK in Architectural Stonemasonry at EuroSkills Graz.   In 2016, Jordan was selected as a stonemasonry apprentice at Canterbury Cathedral, funded by CFCT and...

08/10/21 read more >

Colyer-Fergusson becomes an Accredited Living Wage Employer

We’re delighted to announce that Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust has recently become accredited as a Living Wage Employer.  The Living Wage is an hourly rate of pay, independently calculated each year, based on the real cost of living in the UK...

06/09/21 read more >

Open and Trusting Grant Making – Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust makes a commitment

Along with a number of other funders, Colyer Fergusson have recently signed up to work closely with IVAR (Institute for Voluntary Research) in implementing a more open and trusting approach to our grant-making and relationships with those we fund. The trust...

06/08/21 read more >

CFCT grant to Heart of Kent Hospice

CFCT awards £500k to Heart of Kent Hospice to protect its vital services at this difficult time.  The award is timely as it coincides with the start of the charity's 30th anniversary and will help ensure that the hospice is...

19/01/21 read more >

GILLY GREEN OBE CFCT NEW GRANTS ASSESSOR

Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Gilly Green OBE as Grants Assessor.  Gilly will take up her post in January 2021 and is looking forward to reviewing grant applications on behalf of the Trust. Gilly has...

14/12/20 read more >

CFCT Covid-19 Emergency Response

At an emergency meeting the trustees allocated a significant extra amount of grant funding to CFCT’s Investing In Communities Core Cost Grant Programme whilst at the same time broadening the grant criteria to allow more accessibility.  In responding to feedback...

02/08/20 read more >

Young people give back by renovating pre-school play area

Through our 'Investing in Rehabilitation' grant programme the Trust has supported Construction Youth Trust in a collaboration with Kent Youth Justice and KCC Early Help.  The aim of the collaboration is to break the cycle of reoffending by engaging young offenders...

27/02/20 read more >

Fixers launch their campaigns

A unique body of work funded by the Trust has been launched investigating what is preventing young people in Kent from getting on in life.  Take a look at the CFCT/Fixers Microsite and read their stories, watch their films and...

21/09/19 read more >

CFCT-Fixers event at the Turner Contemporary, Margate

Young people gathered in Margate on 25 June to campaign for better outcomes in education, in their homes and in their communities.  Over thirty young people, who have campaigned on issues from poor transport to better mental health support, showcased...

28/06/19 read more >

CFCT gifts land to ellenor hospice

In August 1991 Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust  gave a lease at a peppercorn rent  to the Lions when they were fundraising and subsequently building the Hospice.  In 2007 the Lions Hospice merged with ellenor to become the charity it is today....

17/05/19 read more >

Grants to support communites

Our Investing in Communities fund was launched in October 2018 and since then the Trust has distributed in excess of £300,000 to a variety of small, non-profit making organisations.   As the number of applications steadily increases this blog highlights some...

03/04/19 read more >

Communities programme takes off…

In response to feedback from our partners, the Trust launched its Investing in Communities Programme in October 2018 to provide grants for core costs.  Offering funding for both basic running expenditure (Stabilising) and to help develop and strengthen groups (Extending),...

19/12/18 read more >

CFCT launches new website

The Trust is really pleased to launch its new website.  The website provides information about the Trust's new funding programmes and over the coming months, it will provide news and information about the Trust's plans for its fiftieth anniversary celebrations...

29/10/18 read more >