Recent grants

2019
Investing in Communities - Project Motorhouse

A 'stabilising' grant to cover core expenditure, specifically a contribution to salary costs of the two part time workers at this youth led organisation that aims to widen horizons, broaden skill bases, demystify success, foster creativity and help young people to engage with the local community.

£5,000 x 2 years
2019
Investing in Communities - Caring All Together on Romney Marsh

An 'extending' grant to employ a part-time Development Officer. The role will be responsible for promoting and marketing CARM, attracting volunteers to meet demand and generating income.

£10,000
2019
Investing in Communities - Belive

A 'stabilising' grant to cover core costs including volunteer and trustee training, enhanced DBS checks and volunteer travel expenses at this organisation that provides a person-centred befriending service for local people with a mild-moderate learning disability.

£5,000
2019
Investing in Communities - Arts in Ramsgate

A 'stabilising' grant to fund the post of Project Manager, to develop programmes and engage the hard to reach and disadvantaged of Ramsgate.

£7,500
2019
Investing in Communities - Nourish Community Foodbank

A 'stabilising' grant towards marketing, promotional and website costs at this Tunbridge Wells based charity.

£3,000
2019
Investing in Communities - Bright Shadow

A 'stabilising' grant covering salary costs which support the delivery of dementia programmes and increased fundraising activity.

£3,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Communities - West Kent Mediation Service

A 'stabilising' grant towards salary and core costs enabling the continuing provision and development of a free, professional, impartial, confidential mediation service for all West Kent residents.

£3,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Communities - Music for Change

A 'stabilising' grant towards core costs, helping sustain an organisation that celebrates cultural diversity through music and the arts.

£5,000 x 2 years
2019
Investing in Communities - Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter

A 'stabilising' grant towards core salary costs supporting the charity which gives food and shelter to Maidstone's homeless community during the winter.

£5,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Communities - Waltham Village Hall Charity

An 'extending' grant towards the purchase of the freehold helping to secure the organisation's future.

£5,000
2019
Investing in Communities - The Fenner Frost Foundation

A 'stabilising' grant towards the payment of premises rent at a charity providing work experience for young people with learning disabilities.

£3,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Communities - Art Education Exchange

A 'stabilising' grant to cover core costs (rent of premises) for a CIC supporting youth-led arts based activity.

£6,000
2019
Investing in Communities - Kent Equality Cohesion Council

A 'stabilising' grant to cover core costs that will support investment in staff, volunteers, fundraising and development, helping unite diverse communities.

£13,500 over 3 years
2019
Investing in Families - West Faversham Community Association

School holiday club, allowing parents of families in acute deprivation to return to work/avoid time off.

£16,500
2019
Investing in Families - Step-Out Outdoor Learning, Training and Therapy CIC

To support families in need to access the woodland together, giving opportunities for them to reconnect, build emotional resilience and to access counselling if needed.

£42,825 over three years
2019
Investing in Families - School Home Support

Partnering with a local primary school to provide holistic practical and emotional support to disadvantaged families in Gravesend.

£15,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Families - Kent Community Foundation

Funding to support the development of this charity which works with organisations operating in the most deprived areas of Kent and Medway

£22,500
2019
Investing in Families - Friends of Holcot

Funding memorable days out for local disadvantaged families.

£5,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Families - Family Action

Development of the Medway Perinatal service to include therapeutic baby massage, improving attachment between parents with mental health problems and their babies.

£15,029 over 2 years
2019
Investing in Families - East Kent Rape Crisis Centre

Supporting a Family Advocacy Service, for survivors of sexual violence and their families.

£10,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Families - Bright Shadow

To support families that include someone living with dementia to access regular, high quality arts activities that boost wellbeing and reduce isolation.

£30,000 over 3 years
2019
Investing in Rehabilitation - Trinity Fencing

To fund ex-offender apprenticeship placements.

£15,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in rehabilitation - Construction Youth Trust

To help young people break the cycle of offending/reoffending and support them to build better lives securing and sustaining meaningful employment.

£79,620 over 18 months
2019
Investing in Rehabilitation - Beating Time

To run creative entrepreneurship programmes and provide greater opportunities for participants (and their families) on release from 4 Kent prisons.

£74,000 over 3 years
2019
Investing in Young People - Romney Resource Centre

Study Programme Development; supporting vulnerable, disadvantaged and disillusioned NEET/at risk young people to succeed and reach their potential in employment and education

£23,525 x 3 years
2019
Investing on Young People - Switch Youth Cafe

To support young people’s ability to alleviate barriers they face and increase their opportunities for successful, safe & autonomous lives

£25,000 x 3years
2019
Investing in Young People - Kent FIlm Foundation

To motivate, enable and unlock untapped vocational and life skills and build confidence and aspirations in teenage girls and LGBT youth in Thanet.

£19,200 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Communities - Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services

A 'stabilising' grant covering volunteer recruitment, training and support costs in an organisation that provides support for anyone experiencing domestic abuse in West Kent.

£5,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Communities - Imago Dei

An 'extending' grant to run courses in an HMP East Sutton Park Project that address some of the causes of offending behaviour and so reduce the re-offending rate

£7,338
2019
Investing in Communities - Trinity Fencing CIC

A 'stabilising' grant covering salary costs for this community interest company, that trains and mentors ex-offenders.

£15,000
2019
Investing in Community - Church Street Project

A 'stabilising' grant covering staff salaries in this organisation that provides creative therapies for young people with mental health issues.

£6,000
2019
Investing in Community - Inspiration Creative CIC

A 'stabilising' grant to cover core costs enabling the organisation to develop.

£7,500 x 2
2019
Investing in Community - Slough Fort Preservation Trust

A 'stabilising' grant providing equipment and clothing for volunteers on low income and a notice board to highlight volunteer achievements.

£2,800
2019
Investing in Communities - Gap A Thanet Community Project

A 'stabilising' grant funding core running costs, whilst social enterprises are developed enhancing long term financial sustainability.

£5,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Rehabilitation - The Prison Advice and Care Trust

To enable women leaving East Sutton Park prison in Kent to live fulfilled crime free lives, with a home, a job, and healthy family/social connections.

£61,215 over 3 years
2019
Investing in Young People - Kenward Trust

To produce a DVD and Learning Resource pack about alcohol and substance misuse for use in secondary schools in Kent.

£25,000
2019
Investing in Young People - Carers First

To support young carers reaching adulthood by facilitating support networks, helping them make informed choices and inspiring them to reach academic and employment potential

£67,433 over 3 years
2019
Investing in Young People - Halpern Charitable Foundation

To provide disadvantaged 14-19yr olds an alternative safe setting away from school, to gain an Arts Award and raise aspirations.

£67,534 over 3 years
2019
Investing in Young People - Sk8side CIC

Funding to deliver a volunteer programme and an associated accreditation scheme for young people.

£10,055 x 2 years
2019
Investing in Young People - Thanet Community Forest School

Towards the salary of the manager of the school which works to improve the lives of young people in Thanet, by offering support, qualifications and experience in horticulture.

£25,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Young People - Woodpecker Wood CIC

To expand the team building activities on offer to the young people at Woodpecker Court and provide one-to-one support for those most in need.

£17,500 x 2 years
2019
Investing in Young People - Thanet Community Development Trust

Improving employability and access to work via vocational & soft skills training for young people in Thanet.

£21,315 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Young People - Charlton Athletic Community Trust

Promoting resilience, aspirations and citizenship as well as improving positive outcomes for Young People aged 14-25, in Thanet.

£50,000 over 3 years
2019
Investing in Families - The Family Trust

A grant to significantly expand money/debt management courses in deprived areas.

£19,880 over 3 years
2019
Investing in Families - Hi Kent

For the provision of a Hearing Aid Aftercare Outreach Project for Local Residents with a Hearing Loss

£8,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Families - Heart of Kent Hospice

To expand the dementia team to meet increased demand for the service.

£15,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Families - Bechange

A project to provide practical and emotional support to financially disadvantaged families who are struggling to cope and are at risk of being overwhelmed.

£29,780
2019
Investing in Families - Canterbury and District Early Years Project

Towards the costs of sessional workers for a breakfast club aimed at supporting vulnerable families in East Kent.

£10,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Families - Abigail's Footsteps

To enhance partnership working with other charities enabling a more comprehensive bereavement counselling service to families directly affected by a stillbirth or neonatal death

£5,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Communities - Bemix

An 'extending grant' to fund the introduction of a new administration and I.T. system.

£13,300
2019
Investing in Communities - Disability Information Services Kent

A 'stabilising grant' to fund a short funding gap.

£5,000
2019
Investing in Communities - Ashford Street Pastors

A 'stabilising grant' to fund the salary costs of the Volunteer Coordinator.

£5,000 x 2 years.
2019
Investing in Communities - Kent Coast Volunteering

A 'stabilising grant' to part fund CEO's salary in a newly merged organisation.

£9,000
2019
Investing in Communities - Citizens Advice Swale

A 'stabilising grant' toward the cost of providing a debt and benefits advice service in an area of high deprivation.

£7,500 x 3 years.
2019
Investing in Communities - Canterbury and Herne Bay Volunteer Centre

A 'stabilising grant' covering a range of core costs, giving time for alternative funding to be sourced.

£5,000 x 3 years.
2019
Investing in Communities - Margate Football Club

An 'extending grant' towards the cost of staff enriching the lives of young people across Thanet using football as the catalyst.

£4,320
2019
Investing in Communities - Find a Voice

A 'stabilising grant' towards salary costs of this charity working with people with speech, language, communication and/or learning difficulties.

£4,500 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Communities - Faversham Umbrella

A 'stabilising grant' towards core funding for three years of Faversham Umbrella Centre to support vulnerable people to build their self esteem and confidence.

£3,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Communities - JAM

A 'stabilising grant' towards the salary of the Education & Events Coordinator, to meet the needs of the disadvantaged in the Romney Marsh community.

£7,500 x 2 years
2019
Investing in Communities - Deal Music and Arts

A 'stabilising grant' towards the funding of two staffing posts of Development Officer and Education Assistant to support over 2,000 deprived children and young people to engage in music education in Deal, Dover and East Kent.

£5,000
2019
Investing in Communities - Making A Difference

A 'stabilising grant' towards core funding to continue the therapeutic counselling service and the salaries of the other three paid staff members.

£5,000 x 2 years
2019
Investing in Commuities - Samphire

A 'stabilising grant' towards the Finance Manager's salary

£5,000 x 2 years
2019
Investing in Communities - Repton Community Trust

A ‘stabilising’ grant towards staff and salary costs.

£3,000
2019
Investing in Communities - Dover smART

A 'stabilising' grant to cover the costs of a part-time sessional administrator.

£13,689
2019
Investing in Communities - Pegasus Playscheme

A ‘stabilising’ grant towards salary costs to support their work bringing able-bodied teenage volunteers and disabled or disadvantaged young people together.

£4,000 x 3 years
2019
Investing in Communities - CAS Community Solutions CIC

An ‘extending’ grant to expand their support services for vulnerable people, demonstrating the impact of their work to current and future funders.

£6,824
2019
Investing in Communities - Hoo Peninsula Cares CIC

A ‘stabilising’ grant towards salary costs to support their work with vulnerable, socially isolated people living on Kent’s rural Hoo Peninsula.

£7,500 x 2 years
2019
Investing in Communities - Folkestone Youth Projects

A ‘stabilising’ grant for staff costs, supporting the re-launch of the organisation following a move.

£5,000 x 3 years
2018
Investing in Communities - Margate Bookie

An ‘extending’ grant to help the organisation establish a new partnership.

£6,500
2018
Investing in Communities - Homeless Care

A ‘stabilising’ grant towards their core costs.

£7,500
2018
Investing in Communities - Hope Street Centre

A ‘stabilising’ grant to consolidate the staffing hours of the Centre Manager.

£5,000 x 3 years
2018
Investing in Communities - Step-Out Outdoor Learning, Training & Therapy CIC

An ‘extending’ grant covering the rental costs of a new ‘hub’ to expand the therapy side of the service.

£7,500 x 2 years
2018
Investing in Communities - Tunbridge Wells and District Citizen's Advice Bureau

A ‘stabilising’ grant over three years towards the costs of the Training Manager's salary, a key role which oversees the recruitment, training and progression of the volunteers.

£5,000 x 3 years
2018
Investing in Communities - Kent Enterprise Trust

A ‘stabilising’ grant covering a range of core costs to support this organisation working with disadvantaged people in an area of deprivation.

£15,000
Young People with Poverty of Opportunity Grants June 2013 - June 2018

Grants below were made under our previous grants' programme. In the five year period 2013 - 2018 the trustees made a small number of larger grants. This programme has now closed.

2018
Dame Kelly Holmes

To provide the Get on Track personal, social and emotional development programmes in two areas in Kent; Sittingbourne and Folkestone

£48,780
2018
Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind

To help vulnerable young people in Maidstone, Medway, Swale and Ashford by offering courses in coping with stress, anxiety, depression, self-image and anger management.

£29,520
2018
Woodpecker Wood CIC

Inspire in the outdoors - Young people left behind by education can improve their resilience, confidence and sociability, for success in and out of the classroom.

£60,714
2018
Thanet Community Forest School

To employ 2 staff to run the forest school, who would work with schools and young people teaching them forest school skills, building resilience, self esteem and confidence and giving them skills for life.

£51,500
2018
Open School East

For the The Young Associates Programme (YAP), a new free and accredited creative learning programme for people aged 16 to 19, delivered from a hub in Margate.

£63,763
2018
Young Women's Trust

To support 80 young women facing poverty and deprivation and transform their lives through an effective remote coaching and CV feedback service that will help them break out of the poverty trap.

£15,000
2018
Communigrow

Offering a broad range of horticultural and environmental activities, learning and personal development opportunities to young people from diverse backgrounds.

£30,000
2018
Home Start South West Kent

To support young parents living in deprived areas of Tonbridge & Malling to create strong, resilient families and give their children the best start in life.

£45,000
2018
Uprising Youth and Community

To expand the work of the Stanhope Community Hub to include Homework Club, Job Club, Detached youth work, Community garden projects and the Aspire programme (alternative education programme).

£50,624
2018
The Hope Street Centre

Renewal of grant : mentoring support providing opportunities for young people to undertake a skills training and work experience programme.

£27,040
2018
Sheppey Matters

The Healthy HeArts project will provide a range of creative skills development and community activities and engagement to improve employment and academic progression for young people, aged 14-25 across the Isle of Sheppey and Swale.

£59,226
2018
Kenward Trust

To fund year two of our Think Differently project, delivering tailored drug and alcohol education and intervention to secondary schools in Kent and Medway.

£18,860
2018
Whitstable Biennale

An innovative multi-year programme delivered in partnership with The Gr@nd (Healthy Living Centre, Gravesend) by and for disadvantaged young NEET people to build confidence and employability.

£30,150
2018
Town and Country Housing Group

A traineeship programme with mentored progression for the most vulnerable NEETs aged 16-24 within Kent Housing Associations? tenants in partnership with vetted supply chain companies.

£15,000
2018
Kent Refugee Action Network

This project will train, support and mentor 100 young refugees aged 16 to 20 into mainstream vocational training services or job placements in Kent over a two year period along a career path of their choice to help them fulfil their potential.

£50,000
2018
Music Hub Kent CIC

Extra funding to deliver a programme of study to young people over 12 months focusing on various aspects of creative industries to create a pathway to employment through work experience and create apprenticeship opportunities.

£60,000
2018
Music Hub Kent CIC

To deliver a programme of study to young people over 12 months focusing on various aspects of creative industries to create a pathway to employment through work experience and create apprenticeship opportunities.

£54,000
2018
The Prince's Trust

Sector specific employability training programmes in Kent for disadvantaged young people aged 16-25 who are ready to work but who do not have relevant professional skills. The programmes offers job specific training and work placements.

£25,000
2018
Enterprise Trust

Three opportunities: Horticulture to become a Project Officer; Social Media to become a Media Officer and Business Administration to become an Administrator

£50,000
2017
Cafe Sunlight CIC

Towards supporting disadvantaged young people through a training programme; combining food, nutrition, life and employability skills, with progression routes into living wage catering roles.

31,116
2017
Changing Lives kent CIC

Helping socially disadvantaged young people through high level supervision and mentorship enabling more apprentice and trainee opportunities.

55,000
2017
Communities Food CIC

Providing catering, hospitality training and education around safe food preparation, customer service and employability in Gravesham.

40,000
2017
Growth Rings CIC

To establish apprenticeships for young ex-offenders and those at risk of offending; creating hand crafted oak flooring, furniture and homewares, alongside stained glass artistry and blacksmithing.

70,000
2017
Henwood Seven-One CIC

Towards thirteen-week disciplined and structured training courses designed to motivate NEETs from Kent and Medway, introducing them to a fit and healthy lifestyle.

33,000
2017
Sk8side CIC

To establish a motorbike project for young people involving mechanics workshops and an off-road project.

19,820
2017
St Mildred's Abbey

Towards a new meeting room and facilities at Parkminster to enable a work-training scheme in partnership with Looking Ahead for impoverished young people with disabilities.

50,000
2017
Step-Out Outdoor Learning, Training & Therapy CIC

To provide vulnerable students with bush-craft and forestry skills to help them gain land-based vocational qualifications.

31,100
2017
Strood Community Project

To offer young people with poverty of opportunity apprenticeships and intensive support and training.

50,736
2017
Trinity Fencing CIC

To rehabilitate young ex-offenders through apprenticeships and mentoring, to equip them with life skills and a trade to help break re-offending cycles.

45,000
2017
Books Beyond Words

Working with special schools and public libraries to support vulnerable young people with learning disabilities during transition from school to adulthood.

25,000
2017
Carers First

Supporting young carers to transition into adulthood with work on their self-confidence; to give them choices in employment and further education.

47,800
2017
Diocese of Rochester

Promoting cohesion and aspiration through detached youth work in the deprived communities of Swanscombe/Greenhithe as they become part of Ebbsfleet Garden City, reducing antisocial behaviour.

60,000
2017
The Family Trust

Mentoring for disadvantaged secondary schools pupils to help them reach their full potential.

16,240
2017
Fixers/Public Service Broadcasting Trust

To work with disengaged and disadvantaged NEETs in Kent to produce resources addressing the issues which matter the most to them in their communities.

20,000
2017
The Hope Street Centre

Mentoring support, skills training and a work experience programme for young people to raise confidence/self-esteem and develop work based skills.

44,880
2017
Kent Film Foundation

Using film production to record the rebuild of the old Ice House on Ramsgate Harbour, helping young people in Thanet to build employment prospects.

47,200
2017
Kenward Trust

To launch 'Think Differently', a drug and alcohol intervention programme in secondary schools in Kent and Medway.

48,640
2017
Pipeline Youth Initiative

To continue the Aspire educational project

49,800
2017
Rising Sun Domestic Violence & Abuse Service

Working with young men who are struggling with the trauma of domestic abuse, supporting them to improve their self-esteem and resilience.

60,000
2017
Speakers Trust

Public speaking workshops and competitions for Kent and Medway school year 11s, helping them develop skills and confidence.

35,634
2017
Switch Youth Cafe

Supporting the personal & social development of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people through an informal education initiative.

20,000
2017
Volunteering Matters

Towards ‘Grandmentors’ an intergenerational mentoring project matching older volunteers with care leavers.

45,000
2017
West Faversham Community Association

Further support towards ongoing costs of the community centre.

30,000
2017
The Who Cares? Trust

Translating three factsheets into five languages for unaccompanied asylum seeking children in Kent to help them better understand the care system.

5,000