Recent grants

2024-25
Investing in Communities - Herne Bay Festival

A Delivering grant towards a programme of summer activities for vulnerable and socially excluded families.

£2,000
2024-25
Investing in Communities - Medway Puzzles

A Stabilising grant towards a range of core costs at this small charity providing help and advice to adults with autism and the families that support them.

£5,000 x 3 years
2024-25
Investing in Communities - Whitstable Umbrella Community Support Centre

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs and rent at this centre providing services for socially excluded people and space for local charities.

£12,500
2024-25
Investing in Communities - MEGAN

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this CIC that provides essential services, including support groups, for people suffering from acute mental ill health.

£7,500 x 2 years
2024-25
Investing in Communities - Projekt Europa

A Stabilising grant towards core costs at this theatre group that works with marginalised groups including refugees.

£5,000
2024-25
Investing in Communities - Walk Tall Therapeutic Play Services

A Delivering grant towards a programme of free therapy sessions for children of disadvantaged families.

£5,000
2024-25
Investing in Communities - Rochester Cathedral

An Extending grant to support the expansion of services to those suffering from mental ill health, improving organisational sustainability as a result.

£15,000
2024-25
Investing in Communities - Care for Calais

A Delivering grant to provide essential support to asylum seekers and refugees in Kent.

£5,000
2024-25
Investing in Communities - Edenbridge and Westerham CAB

A Stabilising grant towards core staff costs at this centre providing essential free advice services to the community.

£10,000
2024-25
Investing in Communities - Holcott Charitable Trust

A Stabilising grant towards core staff costs at this charity providing respite and support for vulnerable and excluded families including disabled young people.

£5,000 x 3 years
2024-25
Investing in Communities - Slough Fort Preservation Trust

A Delivering grant for project costs awarded to this small charity offering educational opportunities to socially excluded young people and engagement for elderly isolated.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Rehabilitation - Primal Runners CIC

To help young people living in care to avoid the criminal justice system through outdoor fitness.

£15,000
2023-24
Investing in Rehabilitation - The Forces Employment Charity

Towards the Project Nova Kent programme which helps reduce the reoffending rates of veterans within in the criminal justice system.

£37,500 x 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - West Kent Mind

To provide free fast-track counselling/support for victims of domestic abuse and their families.

£20,000 x 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - Tunbridge Wells Welcomes Refugees

To enhance support given to refugee families in Tunbridge Wells in the areas of education, finding employment and relieving financial hardship.

£15,000
2023-24
Investing in Families - The Sports Trust

To provide seven weeks of free holiday camps with 5,600 spaces for young people from the most deprived families in Folkestone and the surrounding area.

£20,000 x 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - South Kent Mind

To build and develop new mental health services to meet the increasing diverse needs of a deprived community that have been affected by the financial cost of living crisis..

£38,500 over 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - Kent Association for the Blind

A counselling service for people with a sight impairment in Kent to talk about their feelings and learn strategies with professionals who understand sight loss.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Families - The Hygiene Bank Medway

To provide hygiene/cleaning packs to families in Medway who are experiencing hygiene poverty.

£10,000
2023-24
Investing in Families - Home Start North-West Kent

To support pre-school children and their families living in a deprived area to have the best start in life.

£18,500 x 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - Heart of Kent Hospice

To run twice-weekly drop-in clinics for patients who are living at home with a terminal illness, and their families to access tailored, specialist, hospice support.

£83,500 over 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - Diversity House

Towards the charity’s strategic plan.

£4,000
2023-24
Investing in Families - Changing Minds, Kent

To fund the development/delivery of a programme to support the wellbeing of parents/carers of children with cancer in Thanet and East Kent.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Families - Baby Umbrella

To provide support for families facing isolation and challenges of new parenthood to ensure they maintain good wellbeing for all.

£10,000
2023-24
Investing in Young People - The Zone Youth Club

To support and amplify youth work in the local community.

£30,500 over 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Young People - School Home Support

Continuation funding towards a School-Home Support practitioner at Westcourt Primary in Gravesend - getting disadvantaged and vulnerable children in school, ready to learn.

£52,000 over 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Young People - Rowan Tree Dramatherapy CIC

To fund dramatherapy for care leavers and young people preparing to leave care, supporting mental health and access to higher education and arts.

£23,500 over 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Young People -Launch It Trust

To support young people to start/grow their own business, especially those who are marginalised, disadvantaged, with barriers to employment.

£60,000 over 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Young People - Commonwork Trust

Delivery and expansion of accredited education programmes for disadvantaged and disengaged young people needing learning opportunities outside of mainstream education provision.

£22,000 over 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Young People - Carers First

Mentoring service helping 48 young adult carers (16-25yrs) living in Medway improve their educational outcomes whilst balancing caring responsibilities.

£25,000
2023-24
Investing in Young People - Arts Education Exchange

To enable Arts Education Exchange to double the number of young people it can to support and focus on building sustainability for the future.

£30,000 over 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Young Medway

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this umbrella group supporting organisations working with young people.

£10,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - The Tunbridge Wells Counselling Centre

A Stabilising grant towards core costs at this charity that offers low cost counselling sessions.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - The Folkestone Leas Lift (Leas Lift Lockout)

A Delivering grant towards project costs at this CIC that provides educational activities for socially excluded young people.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Rusthall Community Cinema

A Delivering grant towards replacement equipment at this community cinema that supports elderly isolated.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Project Village

A Stabilising grant towards a range of core costs at this organisation that supports single mothers.

£2,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Opportunities with Experience CIC

An Extending grant towards salary costs at this organisation that tackles low attainment of women with educational disadvantage who wish to consider working in the construction industry manual trades.

£10,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Nourish Community Foodbank

A Stabilising grant towards central costs at this charity providing emergency food, provisions and support to individuals and families across Tunbridge Wells and South Tonbridge.

£10,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Keep Talking Services

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this CIC that provides a check in and chat service, to support elderly and vulnerable people.

£4,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Hersden Community Centre

A stabilising grant towards core costs at this charity that offers a range of weekly no-cost/low-cost classes, activities, workshops and information sessions to the local community.

£5,000 x 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Harmony Maidstone

A Delivering grant towards workshops providing a creative outlet for vulnerable and socially excluded young people and families at this small theatre group.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Gravesend Methodist Church Daytime Hub

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this service that provides support to homeless people with complex needs

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Future Skills

A Stabilising grant towards salary costs at this organisation that supports vulnerable individuals into employment.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Foreland Fields Charity

A Delivering grant towards a horticultural project at this charity that supports individuals with profound and complex needs.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Compas Charity

A stabilising grant towards core costs at this charity that seeks to support migrants, particularly those from the Czech, Slovak and Roma communities.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Westgate Youth Project

A Stabilising grant towards a range of core costs at this charity which aims to increase access and inclusion to social leisure activities for young people with hidden disabilities

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Walderslade Together

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this CIC that provides services to people living at the edge of the care system who are socially isolated, lonely and vulnerable.

£15,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Unleash Yourself with Gladness

A Stabilising grant towards core salaries at this CIC providing employment and mental wellbeing support to vulnerable people.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Tunbridge Wells Mental Health Resource

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this registered charity providing safe spaces and person-centred mental health support in the community to help people improve their wellbeing.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Tonbridge Counselling Services

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity providing low cost/no cost counselling support to vulnerable people.

£5,000 x 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Communities - The Princess Project

A Stabilising grant towards core staffing costs at this charity supporting vulnerable young mothers.

£7,500
2023-24
Investing in Communities - The Forward Trust

A Delivering grant towards care packages for recovering alcohol and drug users.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Switch Youth Services

A Stabilising grant towards volunteers costs at this charity providing support and facilities for young people in Maidstone.

£4,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Shepway Spectrum Arts

A Delivering grant towards project costs at this organisation that supports people with profound disabilities.

£3,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - See and Create

A Stabilising grant towards website development at this CIC that seeks to inform and support those suffering with hearing impairment.

£4,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Samphire

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity that supports refugees.

£5,000 x 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Rubicon Cares

A Stabilising grant towards a range of core costs at this organisation that provides free one-to-one specialist trauma counselling for people affected by any crime across Kent & Medway.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Pneuma Church

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity providing volunteer opportunities , job search skills and free clothing for vulnerable women.

£10,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Out to The Woods

A Delivering grant towards project costs at this CIC providing forest school experiences to vulnerable people from the local community.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Napier Friends

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity supporting those seeking asylum who are accommodated at Napier Barracks in Folkestone.

£15,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - KRAN

A Delivering grant towards the cost of life lesson classes at this charity that supports refugees.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Kent Acre

A Stabilising grant towards legal advice at this umbrella group that supports the rural community.

£4,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Council for Voluntary Services Northwest Kent

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity that provides voluntary and community sector infrastructure support.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Books Beyond Words

A Delivering grant towards the production costs of a specialist book for disabled children and their families.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Bags of Taste

A Delivering grant towards the project costs of mentored home cooking courses at this organisation that supports people in food poverty.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Ashford Street Pastors

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this organisation that supports vulnerable people suffering the effects of drugs, alcohol or homelessness on the streets of Ashford.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - A Survivor's Story

A Stabilising grant towards storage costs at this organisation that supports people affected by domestic abuse.

£1,500
2023-24
Investing in Rehabilitation - Naked Frank Theatre

To provide an onsite rehabilitation programme for incarcerated ex-offending mental health patients to develop their self-awareness and help them find purpose through producing music.

£12,500
2023-24
Investing in Rehabilitation - Kent Refugee Help

Funding for this small user-led charity that offers advice and support to foreign national prisoners in various prisons as well as to those who have been released.

£10,000
2023-24
Investing in Rehabilitation - Imago Dei

New women’s accommodation with support specifically for women leaving prison in the South East who may otherwise be homeless and need further resettlement provision.

£20,000 x 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Rehabilitation - Charlton Athletic Charitable Trust

Funding to support CACT’s mentoring programme in Thanet, which promotes personal resilience and raises the aspirations of young people from areas of deprivation.

£45,000 over 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - Small Places Partnership

Advocacy and mental health support for parents in Medway whose children are in or on the edge of care, improve lives and reducing the number of children entering care.

£21,000
2023-24
Investing in Families - SATEDA

To support SATEDA services for female survivors of domestic abuse across Swale, Medway and expanding into Maidstone

£45,000 over 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - Octopus Foundation

To part-fund salaries of two project workers over three years to deliver mental health support.

£10,000 x 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - Home Start SW Kent

To support vulnerable and disadvantaged families with children under five in the districts of Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks.

£46,200 over 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - Hearsay

To expand support groups for parents of children with additional needs, increase the number of subsidised counselling sessions, and cover rental costs.

£11,000
2023-24
Investing in Families - Health Action Charity

Engaging with African men in abusive relationships living in Medway to provide outreach events and inclusive services.

£18,500 over 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - Children and Families

To ensure children and families are kept safe around water and can physically and mentally thrive.

£10,000 x 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - Celebration Church

Towards a food project that provides pre-prepared ingredients and recipes for families to learn to cook healthy food on a budget.

£10,000 x 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - Canterbury Housing Advice

Towards the salary of a full-time caseworker for three years to prevent homelessness and reduce poverty, disadvantage and social and financial exclusion.

£52,000 over 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - BSL Community

Parenting Services supports families disadvantaged by Deafness & communication barriers. The funding will train staff to become parenting facilitators for specialist support.

£15,000
2023-24
Investing in Families - Age UK Thanet

To provide welcoming support at a Community Hub and outreach opportunities across the whole Thanet area in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations.

£30,000 x 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - 21 Together

To provide a community hub resource to enable families supporting a child / young person with Down`s syndrome to access on a local level.

£20,000 x 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Young People - POW Thanet

To provide young people aged 16-24 years with work experience, mentorship and opportunity for creative expression as part of POW's International Women's Day Festival 2024.

£17,000 x 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Young People - Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Reconnect with Employment – helping 16-25 year old NEETS into employment through confidence, resilience and skill building mentoring programmes.

£25,000
2023-24
Investing in Young People - Curly's Legacy

Towards improving the life and employability chances of vulnerable Sheppey (and wider Swale) young adults aged 14-25 through agricultural and retail work experience.

£19,750 x 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Medway Watersports Trust

An Extending Grant towards the costs of a new safety dingy which will improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase sustainability at this small charity providing water-based activities in a deprived part of the county.

£4,100
2023-24
Investing in Communities - The Living Paintings Trust

A Delivering Grant towards the cost of Touch to See Books, tactile books with immersive audio descriptions, helping to ensure blind and partially sighted people experience the books in the same way as their sighted peers

£3,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Garlinge Phoenix Project

A Stabilising Grant towards a range of core costs at this community based sensory garden.

£2,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Dover Street Pastors

A Stabilising Grant towards the Coordinators Salary at this charity that works to protect vulnerable people on the streets of Dover.

£3,500
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Reform, Restore, Respect

A Stabilising Grant towards core salaries at this charity that delivers anti-crime, anti-gang, anti-drugs, behaviour-challenging programmes.

£12,500
2023-24
Investing in Communities - wHoo Careso

An Extending Grant towards developing an alternative income source at this charity that uses volunteers to provide a range of services to elderly, vulnerable and socially isolated people living on the Hoo Peninsula, a deprived rural area on the North Kent coast.

£15,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - CAS Community Solutions CIC

A Stabilising Grant towards an Administrator's salary at this organisation that provides employment, education, training and volunteering support to the most vulnerable in the community.

£5,000 x 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Communities- Medway Plus

A Stabilising Grant towards core salary costs at this CIO that provides a range of projects including community outreach work and support to migrants and refugees.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Kent Equine Facilitated Learning CIC

A Stabilising Grant towards core salaries at this organisation promoting mental health and well-being, especially among young people and families facing challenges, through therapeutic interactions with horses.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Mutual Aid Road Reps

A Stabilising Grant towards core staffing costs at this CIC that aims to fight loneliness, isolation and improve community cohesion.

£4,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Catching Lives

A Stabilising Grant towards rent and utilities at this charity that supports people who are homeless and socially excluded in Canterbury and East Kent.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Confidance

A Stabilising Grant towards rent and salary costs at this inclusive organisation delivering dance for people with and without learning disabilities in East Kent.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Margate Independent Foodbank CIC

An Extending Grant towards developing innovative additional income sources at this CIC providing support to those in food poverty.

£12,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Canterbury Street Pastors

A Stabilising Grant towards salary costs at this charity that helps care for vulnerable, mentally ill and homeless people in Canterbury.

£7,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Mama to Mama

A Stabilising Grant towards rent, utilities and insurance at this charity providing essential baby items to vulnerable parents.

£7,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Caring Altogether on Romney Marsh

A Stabilising Grant toward core salaries and volunteer costs at this charity that supports socially isolated people living in Romney Marsh.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Cranfield Trust

An Extending Grant towards salary costs at this charity that supports capacity building in small organisations in Kent.

£10,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Mary's Child (MCK)

A Stabilising Grant towards core staff costs at this charity based in Dartford and providing support to vulnerable families and individuals in need.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Blue Town Remembered

An Extending Grant towards a new staff structure and training at this charity working on the Isle of Sheppey providing support and opportunities to several vulnerable groups including those with dementia.

£10,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - GAP - A Thanet Community Project

A Stabilising Grant towards core costs at this charity providing a range of services to vulnerable local people in a deprived area of the county.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Athena Herd Foundation CIC

A Stabilising Grant towards administrative overheads at this small CIC that delivers facilitated, equine based experiences to vulnerable adults, including those with PTSD.

£5,000 x 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Something in Kent

A Stabilising Grant towards core salary costs at this charity set up by people with disabilities or long-term health conditions that runs activities and training and supports local residents to become less isolated and improve their physical health and well-being.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Rehabilitation - Rising Sun Domestic Violence

Supporting young men struggling with domestic abuse trauma who are on the brink of the criminal justice system.

£20,000 x 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Rehabilitation - The Beckmead Trust

Towards a music club to improve the mental wellbeing of young people in Cookham Wood Young Offenders’ Institution.

£10,000
2023-24
Investing in Families - Kent Autistic Trust

Support, training and information to autistic individuals, their families and professionals.

£15,000
2023-24
Investing in Families - Thanet Community Churches

Towards 'Margate Family Project' supporting families in poverty by running empowering courses/programmes.

£58,000 over 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - Kith and Kids

To support families living with “child to parent” violence, eliminating isolation, shame and hopelessness.

£2,000
2023-24
Investing in Families - Home Start Shepway

Supporting families with young children both emotionally and practically.

£20,000
2023-24
Investing in Families - Dads Unlimited

To improve efficiency of family separation service supporting fathers post-separation, by recruiting a caseworker.

£18,000 x 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Families - Carers' Support East Kent

Programme of well-being activities to support carers by giving them a break, helps them to make connections and reduces isolation..

£22,500
2023-24
Investing in Young People - Youth Ngage Kent

Personal and career development support for BAME youths in Gravesham; to acquire key skills.

£15,000 x 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Young People - Kent Film Foundation

Towards the costs of reinstating youth film/arts workshops.

£30,000
2023-24
Investing in Young People - Invicta National Academy

Financial literacy course for 16-18 year olds to equip them with essential real life skills

£11,000
2023-24
Investing in Young People - Education Business Partnership Kent

Using in-house teams and specialist employer volunteering to provide support to vulnerable learners and those at risk of disengaging.

£20,000 x 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Young People - East Kent Rape Crisis Centre

Specialist rape and sexual abuse counselling for young people and a follow up support group.

£10,000 x 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Young People - Cement Fields

Bespoke, specialist support for Medway’s NEET creatives including 1:1 mentoring in partnership with Medway Youth Services.

£20,000 x 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Young People - Be Me Project

To expand Wellbeing/Mental Health courses into Secondary Schools in deprived areas of Tonbridge & Malling.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Young People - Axis Educational Trust

Towards a holistic programme of support for NEET young people, offering academic tutoring, employability skills, volunteering and 1:1 coaching.

£58,000 over three years
2023-24
Investing in Young People - Afghanistan and Central Asian Association

Accredited English classes, digital/IT skills training and careers advice in Folkestone for young NEET newly-arrived Afghan and Ukrainian refugees.

£23,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Horsebridge Arts Centre

A Delivering grant towards project costs at this charity providing opportunities in the arts for priority communities such as older, younger and least engaged people.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Accessible Coders

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this CIC that aims to provide a supportive environment, where individuals with disabilities can learn programming skills.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Bright Shadow

A Stabilising grant towards the CEO salary costs at this charity that works with people at all stages of the dementia journey, often until the end of life

£15,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Slide Away

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity providing Kent children access to a bereavement service that responds to their needs following the death of a family member or friend.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - The Perfect Place to Grow

A Stabilising grant towards the set up costs at this newly formed CIC providing a training café alongside a programme of off-site work placements supporting young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds.

£4,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Making a Difference to Maidstone

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity supporting the homeless, those in addiction, socially isolated, disadvantaged and in crisis in Maidstone.

£15,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Inspiration Creative CIC

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this accessible arts organisation that aims to bring together people of all abilities, catering for disadvantaged people and breaking down social barriers.

£5,000 x 3 years
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Space To Be Me

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this small user-led charity providing support to children with additional needs and their families.

£15,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Canterbury District CAB

An Extending grant towards essential IT infrastructure at this charity providing free, confidential and impartial advice to the public.

£15,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Kent Coast Volunteering

A Stabilising grant towards core salaries at this organisation that operates a range of services including a volunteer matching service in the deprived coastal communities of Kent

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Lily's Social Kitchen

A Stabilising grant towards rent, utilities and core salaries at this CIC that trains people with disabilities and supports the local community through food.

£13,000 over 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Espression Arts

A Stabilising grant towards core salaries at this CIC that delivers programmes aimed at elderly people who are isolated and lonely.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Medway Vineyard Church

A Stabilising grant towards the costs associated with providing school uniforms for those in need.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Cliftonville Cultural Space

A Delivering grant towards the cost of running several programmes across Cliftonville's diverse community.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Abbey Psychic Community Garden

A Stabilising grant towards core salaries at this charity that seeks to support individuals’ positive mental health, reduce loneliness, and improve knowledge and skills.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Pegasus Play Scheme

A Stabilising grant towards staff costs at this charity that provides an annual summer programme providing support and services for children with a variety of severe and complex disabilities.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Inclusive Sport CIC

A Stabilising grant towards salaries at this CIC that provides inclusive sports programmes for disabled people in Kent.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Cast a Thought

A Stabilising grant towards an Administrator salary at this CIC that provides fishing programmes and support for those suffering from mental ill health.

£4,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - All Saints Community Project

A stabilising grant towards core salaries and utilities at this community group that offers crisis support to the people of Chatham and Medway.

£15,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Moving Memory Dance Theatre

A Delivering grant towards dance workshops at this organisation that works to improve equality and quality of life for older people and other marginalised communities.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Nigerian Community Association Kent and Medway

A Stabilising grant towards rent and office costs for this organisation supporting the welfare needs of Nigerians living in Kent and Medway.

£5,000 x 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Wetwheels

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs for this primarily volunteer led group that provides water-based activities for disabled and disadvantaged people.

£5,000 x 3
2023-24
Investing in Communities - The Hygiene Bank Medway Branch

A Stabilising grant towards storage costs at this charity that distributes free hygiene projects to those in acute need.

£3,000 x 2 years
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Safer Communities Alliance

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this umbrella group that supports small, primarily BAME led groups to build capacity.

£5,000
2023-24
Investing in Communities - Dover Vineyard Church

A Delivering grant towards project equipment enabling this church to start up a non-profit shop that donates good quality clothing to women who may be refugees, in refuge or struggling with the current poverty crisis.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Rehabilitation - Spurgeons

To transform the relationships between residents and their families, working 1:1 pre and post release to improve rehabilitation, and strengthen family outcomes.

£75,000 over 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Rehabilitation - Shannon Trust

Towards ‘ Turning Pages’ an evidence-based reading programme in Kent prisons which gives people in custody the opportunity to learn to read.

£50,000 over 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Rehabilitation - Prison Fellowship

Towards the Sycamore Tree restorative justice programme and Angel Tree family support programme in Kent prisons.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Rehabilitation - Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact)

Towards Side-by-Side, strategic research project that will put family at the heart of criminal justice in Kent.

£33,000
2022-23
Investing in Rehabilitation - Not Beyond Redemption

To provide pro bono family law advice and representation to mothers in prison to help re-establish and maintain contact with their children.

£50,000 over 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Rehabilitation - Beating Time

Support for group singing programmes for those with personality disorders and/or addictions, some of the hardest to reach people in HMP Swaleside.

£25,000 over 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Mid Kent Mind

To support a whole-family approach to mental health & wellbeing in Maidstone, Ashford and Swale.

£38,500 over 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Medway Foodbank

To part-fund the new Project Manager’s salary over 2 years.

£20,000 x 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Home Start Dover District

For two part time family support workers to provide practical and emotional support to struggling, vulnerable families with children under the age of 11.

£15,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Hi Kent

To support Hi Kent's Outreach Programme of free lipreading classes for people of all ages in Kent living with hearing loss.

£10,000 x 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Friends For Families

To expand services to meet the additional urgent need for support for disadvantaged families.

£10,000 x 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services

To provide life-changing trauma-led recovery programmes for children and young people in West Kent experiencing domestic abuse.

£20,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Citizens Advice Maidstone

To provide sustained support and advice on money/debt, entitlements, housing and employment matters to clients with mental health issues, in partnership with Blackthorn Trust.

£10,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Young People - School Home Support

Continuation funding for a School-Home Support Practitioner at St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School in Gravesham.

£25,000
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Rewrite Your Story

To support vulnerable young people in Maidstone who are experiencing various forms of mental health difficulties.

£7,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Positive View Foundation

For a fully qualified, SE Kent, 'Wellbeing & Mentoring Executive' focused permanently around Dover, Folkestone and Hythe.

£25,000 x 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Young People - The Oaks Specialist College

To generate and support opportunities for young adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to positively contribute to society through meaningful employment.

£40,000
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN)

Towards the cost of the CEO, Finance Officer, Community and Corporate Fundraiser, Evidence and Impact Coordinator and new Senior Management Team.

£85,000 over 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Involve Kent

To improve the health and wellbeing of young people with mental health problems, by supporting them to overcome barriers to engagement & support.

£20,000
2022-23
Investing in Young People - FASD Awareness

To support the prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies and to improve the quality of life for those living with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

£10,000 x 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Communities - JAM

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity providing arts opportunities and education to a deprived part of Kent.

£7,500
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Touchbase Care CIC

A Delivering grant towards the project costs of an arts programme at this CIC providing support for people with physical disability, sensory impairment and neuro-diverse conditions.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Creating Community Space Co. CIC

A Stabilising grant towards a range of core costs including rent for this newly formed CIC that supports small businesses through trading opportunities, especially for those suffering financial hardship.

£2,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - No Walls Garden

A Delivering grant towards the project costs of a food growing programme aimed at food bank users at this CIC that provides work experience and skills training by carrying out community gardening and greening.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Faversham Assistance Centre

A Stabilising grant towards central management costs at this charity that supports elderly people to stay in their homes.

£12,500 over 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Music for Wellbeing

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this CIC providing support to those living with life-challenges including disability, dementia, Parkinson’s, loneliness and bereavement.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Ashford Volunteer Centre

A Stabilising grant towards the CEO's salary costs at this charity delivering a range of much needed and well used services aimed at elderly and vulnerable service users.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Creative Lives

A Delivering grant towards an art project in a socially deprived area of Dover.

£1,700
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Disability Assist for Independent Living

A Stabilising grant towards back-office costs at this charity that works to equip disabled people to be self-advocates, and lead a more independent life.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Wye Community Farm

A Stabilising grant towards core costs including salaries and running expenses at this organisation that provides training, skills development and volunteering opportunities to vulnerable groups.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - City Impact CIC

A Stabilising grant towards administration costs at this growing CIC providing a range of critical services including low cost/free counselling for socially excluded people experiencing mental ill health.

£5,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Folkestone Nepalese Community

A Stabilising grant towards core salaries at this small charity that addresses disadvantage within the Nepalese community by providing support and assistance, sharing information, acting as an advocate and promoting Nepalese history and culture

£5,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Communities - The Princess Project

A Stabilising grant towards a range of core costs at this organisation that supports young mothers.

£10,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Friends of Holcott

A Stabilising grant supporting this charity that provides services to vulnerable and socially excluded families in one of the poorest parts of Kent.

£15,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Action with Communities in Rural Kent

An Extending grant towards consultancy costs at this charity that supports rural communities and organisations in Kent.

£15,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Dover Big Local CIC

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this newly formed CIC which supports the local community around isolation, food poverty, money management, employment skills, health issues and digital skills

£4,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Ashford Counselling Services

A Stabilising grant towards core costs including salaries at this charity that provides low cost counselling for vulnerable people.

£5,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Communities - All Shades of Life CIC

A Stabilising grant towards core costs including rent, at this small CIC that provides a variety of free activities aimed at children, vulnerable families and individuals to help improve emotional wellbeing and confidence.

£4,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - New Romney Counselling Services

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity providing affordable counselling services for those whose needs fall outside the scope of NHS mental health criteria, those who cannot afford private counselling, or others whose needs are more complex and may require longer term therapy.

£5,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Inspire Schools Educational Foundation

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity that aims to improve the health, wellbeing, educational attainment and life opportunities of children across Kent.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - West Kent Community Radio

A Stabilising grant towards a range of core costs at this charity that provides a local broadcasting service for hospitals, residential homes and similar institutions, and for patients receiving community care.

£4,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Edenbridge and Westerham Citizens Advice

An Extending grant towards upgrading the IT system at this charity that provides free, confidential and independent advice for the benefit of the community.

£10,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Thanet Iceberg

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this organisation that supports families and individuals in severe poverty, providing advice, meeting space, emergency food and free furniture.

£5,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Beyond the Page

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this non-profit that provides free, creative spaces for marginalised migrant women in deprived areas of Thanet to learn English, develop intercultural friendships and overcome the daily community integration challenges they face.

£5,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Swale Gloves Amateur Boxing Club

A Delivering grant towards equipment costs at this small organisation working in a deprived area supporting young people to stay away from crime and anti-social behaviour.

£4,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Coastal Family Hub

A Stabilising grant towards marketing costs at this newly formed organisation that works to improve mental health among children and young people.

£1,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Reform Restore Respect

A Delivering grant towards project salary costs at this small charity that delivers age-appropriate, anti-crime, anti-gang, anti-drugs, behaviour-challenging workshops in schools.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Cafe Revival, Bexley and East Kent Mind

A Delivering grant funding an outreach project at this social enterprise which works to reduce isolation for those suffering or vulnerable to mental health concerns

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Rehabilitation - Uprising Youth and Community

Funding to become the key referral route for young people to access Buddi Tags through its Metanoia Project.

£45,000 over 18 months
2022-23
Investing in Rehabilitation - Sports Connect Community CIC

To facilitate positive resettlement, reduce reoffending and harness family relationships through sport.

£26,500 over 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Rehabilitation - Prisoners Education Trust

Supporting distance learning opportunities for prisoners in Kent

£8,250 x 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Rehabilitation - Construction Youth Trust

To support young people caught in a cycle of reoffending or at risk of offending, to progress into employment/education/training.

£75,000 over 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Second Chance

To expand the Food Aid services and stabilise tenancy support services.

£15,000
2022-23
Investing in Families - St. Georges Community Children's Project

Providing low-cost/free childcare to vulnerable children from families struggling with domestic violence, illness, mental health issues and financial hardship.

£5,000 x 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Lyrici Arts

Bring an annual touring theatre production to Medway, working collaboratively with the Luton Arches community to facilitate participation by local people.

£7,500 x 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Dandelion Time

To establish a service to support children and families impacted by trauma and abuse in North Kent and Medway.

£20,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Citizens Advice Swale

To enable technical and quality support to the team working across several advice channels so they can provide the best service to clients.

£55,000 over 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Bright Shadow

To provide an enhanced & expanded programme of community-based creative activities that boosts the wellbeing of people living with/affected by dementia.

£25,000 x 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Age Concern Herne Bay and Whitstable

Towards an Information & Advice Service which supports older people to deal with issues that could lead to poverty and exclusion

£28,000
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Zone Youth Club

To increase youth work provision in the local community.

£20,000
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Young Lives Foundation

To sustain the provision of youth hub services for two more years, providing innovative support to disadvantaged young people in Gravesham.

£45,000 over 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Think Forward

To deliver and further develop the FutureMe programme in Kent, empowering 350 young people to transition from school to work.

£45,000
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Romney Resource

To help young people with social, emotional, mental health challenges resulting from complex trauma.

£25,000 x 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Rising Sun

Expand work with 11–16-year-old female survivors of domestic abuse to new areas and offer more 1:1 support to promote recovery from trauma.

£50,000 x 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Ideas Test

Support to deliver the Make Waves creative careers programme for a further two years.

£30,000
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Icon Theatre

Supporting disadvantaged young people in Sheerness to enter education, employment or training by building confidence and communication skills through a youth theatre club.

£15,000 over 16 months
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Future Foundry CIC

Levelling the Playing Field, a programme supporting disadvantaged young people to take the lead in creating events and initiatives.

£15,000 x 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Music at Malling

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity that seeks to engage people who would not otherwise have access to high quality arts provision.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - The Mason Foundation

An Extending grant towards exploring new partnerships at this charity which runs programmes to support vulnerable communities to live happier, healthier, fulfilled lives.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Napier Friends

A Stabilising grant towards volunteer and office costs awarded to this small charity set up to support people seeking asylum who are accommodated at Napier Barracks in Folkestone.

£4,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Bags of Taste

A Delivering grant awarded to this organisation that supports people in food poverty. The funding will provide mentored home cooking courses for 60 socially excluded people in Thanet.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Tree of Hope

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs for this charity that supports the families of seriously ill and disabled children who need specialist medical treatment.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Citizens Advice Swale

An Extending grant towards IT equipment enabling video link advice giving at this charity proving vital support to people living in a deprived part of the county.

£10,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Gravesham Sanctuary CIO

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity providing advice, support and accommodation to street homeless people.

£15,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Cruse Bereavement Support East Kent and Swale

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity that provides support to people who have suffered a bereavement.

£5,000 x 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Projekt Europa

A Delivering grant to enable this small theatre group to provide an 11-week community engagement programme aimed at first generation migrants, refugees and asylum seekers with little or no previous experience of theatre.

£4,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Cruse Bereavement Support Maidstone and Medway

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity that provides support to people who have suffered a bereavement.

£5,000 x 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Beach Creative

A Stabilising grant towards building and insurance costs at this community organisation that provides space for local charities and activities for socially excluded groups in a deprived part of the county.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Well Projects CIC

An Extending grant towards digital infrastructure improvements at this community organisation that offers cultural opportunities to under-represented groups.

£7,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Bright Shadow

A Stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this organisation that uses the power of creativity to help people with dementia to live and thrive.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - The Community Driving School

A Stabilising grant towards a range of core costs at this organisation that offers low cost and free driving lessons and employment support to vulnerable and socially excluded young people.

£5,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Rehabilitation - Kenward Trust

Towards provision of a new, safe resettlement home for homeless people at risk of offending or released from custody.

£45,000
2022-23
Investing in Rehabilitation - Refocus

Mentoring service to reduce young people’s offending and re-offending, and (in years 2 & 3) employ 2 young people as peer mentors.

£25,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Whizz Kidz

To support young wheelchair users and their families in Kent.

£20,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - We are Beams

To finance the launch of a new Support Brokerage Service for disabled young people aged 18-25 years which will give them control over their own lives.

£45,000
2022-23
Investing in Families - Spurgeons - Fegans

To set up a Whitstable family hub providing whole family support: counselling for vulnerable children and young people and parenting support for struggling/hard to reach parents & families.

£15,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Families - Slide Away

To provide assessment, individual and group support to children, young people and their families following the death of a relative or friend.

£30,000
2022-23
Investing in Families - St. Augustine's Church Gillingham

To improve accessibility for all members of the local community.

£30,000
2022-23
Investing in Families - Medway Citizens Advice Bureau

To match fund the post of a Financial Capability Officer.

£15,000
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Woodpecker Wood

Develop EET opportunities for NEET young people by developing an employment and training generating “Farm to Fork” provision at Woodpecker Court, including a community café.

£30,000
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Trinity Fencing

For training, uniforms, and tools for young, disadvantaged people to participate on an 8-week paid training and work placement programme.

£15,000
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Rochester Indoor Skate Park

To provide more structured support to young people and their families in a safe, secure, and fun environment promoting sport and all its benefits.

£17,500
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Open Roads Vision

To provide the young people of Medway leaving structured treatment (for drug and alcohol addiction) with a mentor.

£50,000 over 2 years
2022-23
Investing in Young People - I CAN

To improve outcomes for young people in Kent by equipping them with essential communication skills needed for work.

£25,000
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Halpern Charitable Foundation

To provide Medway-based vulnerable and marginalised young people aged 14 to 25 the opportunity to increase life chances through creativity.

£73,750 over 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Blueprint Arts Foundation

Filmmaking project offering technical and transferable skills to over 180 Northfleet and Gravesend-based disadvantaged young people

£57,110 over 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Young People - Alkham Valley Community

To teach new skills, knowledge and confidence to disadvantaged under 25s who may pursue volunteering, apprenticeships or employment.

£30,000 over 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Arts in Ramsgate

A stabilising grant towards core salary costs for this CIC that uses the arts to improve the health, training and employment opportunities of vulnerable people living in Ramsgate.

£15,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Medway Plus

A stabilising grant towards a range of core costs at this organisation that promotes regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Assoc. of Parents and Friends of Bower Grove School

A delivering grant towards the costs of providing play activities at this school for children with educational, social and behavioural needs

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Ashford Mediation Services

A stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity providing mediation services to those experiencing conflict with others.

£5,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Hands of Hope

A delivering grant towards the cost of the organisation's 'Get Growing' project tackling food poverty.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Mental Health Resource Tunbridge Wells

A stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this resource centre providing support for those with complex, enduring mental health conditions.

£7,500
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Team Tasha Fitness CIC

A delivering grant to provide children in poverty with activities and child-care during the school holidays.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Bethersden Community Cinema

A delivering grant towards the costs associated with running a community cinema, reducing isolation in a deprived rural area.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Hanover House Residents Group

A delivering grant towards the cost of a Jubilee party.

£750
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Kent Equine Facilitated Learning

A delivering grant towards the cost of free places for vulnerable young people at this CIC that provides equine assisted learning and horsemanship skills.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - RCCG Life Start Connections

A stabilising grant covering core salary costs at this Gravesham based foodbank operated by a group of local churches.

£5,000 x 3 years
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Shepway Spectrum Arts CIC

A stabilising grant supporting accessibility and inclusion at this arts group delivering services to those with profound disabilities.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Trinity Fencing

An extending grant towards core salary costs supporting the growth of this CIC providing employment and training opportunities for ex-offenders and vulnerable young people.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - The Hope Street Centre

A stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this charity delivering a range of activities aimed at adults with learning disabilities, people suffering with long-term health conditions and the isolated.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Gravesham Network Development CIC

A delivering grant to fund beginner IT classes for older and isolated individuals.

£2,600
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Computers for Charity

A stabilising grant towards core salary and rent costs at this charity that refurbishes donated IT and distributes it to those in need.

£5,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - The Living Paintings Trust

A delivering grant towards the production and distribution of Touch to See books for blind children living in Kent.

£2,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - The Tunbridge Wells Counselling Centre

A stabilising grant towards rent at this charity offering accredited counselling to people in the local community who could not otherwise afford it.

£3,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Talk it Out

A stabilising grant towards rent and volunteer costs at this volunteer run organisation providing help and support to people in the Deal and Dover District who are experiencing mental health problems.

£4,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Making a Difference to Maidstone

A stabilising grant towards core salaries at this organisation that supports those in crisis in Maidstone.

£10,000
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Hoo Peninsula Cares CIC

An extending grant to fund the employment of a Business Development Manager at this CIC specialising in matching volunteers with isolated elderly people.

£14,500
2022-23
Investing in Communities - Kent Enterprise Trust

A stabilising grant towards core costs at this charity that supports people into work.

£5,000 x 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Rehabilitation - The Twinning Project

Educating offenders to re-write their futures by providing them with skills to make positive life choices leading to less crime and safer communities.

£10,000 x 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Rehabilitation - Pact

To continue funding the welfare fund providing prisoners with essential items on their release to enable their successful resettlement.

£27,500 x 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Families - West Kent Debt Advice

To increase WKDA’s capacity to alleviate poverty and hardship through the provision of comprehensive debt advice and financial education.

£15,000 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Families - Tenterden Counselling

Extending the affordable and open-ended counselling service to meet the increased demand since the Covid pandemic.

£20,000
2021-22
Investing in Families - The FAR Academy

Towards support services for disadvantaged families.

£29,500
2021-22
Investing in Families - Child's Vision

Funding school support workers working with vulnerable children.

£10,000 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Young People - St. Giles Trust

Funding to employ a Specialist Care Caseworker with lived experience, who will support 20 care experienced people (pre-18) as they transition into adulthood.

£42,000 over 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Young People - Rewrite Your Story

To deliver vital ‘early Intervention’ mental health support for vulnerable young people in mental health crisis across Kent, including self-harming, through eating disorders.

£15,000
2021-22
Investing in Young People - Oasis Domestic Abuse

A Young Adult Mentor to support children and young people aged 11-25 who have been affected by domestic abuse and other adverse childhood experiences in Medway.

£47,500 over 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Young People - Arts Education Exchange

To identify and work with young people from challenging circumstances through a sustained programme of creative learning and educational progression.

£30,000 x 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Young People - The Amber Foundation

To fund a team leader for a new service for Kent, housing disadvantaged young people, preparing them for future employment and living independently.

£28,000 x 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Hop Projects CIC

A stabilising grant towards rent and building costs at this BAME-led arts and community organisation that works in some of Kent's most deprived wards removing barriers to cultural access.

£4,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Future Foundry

A stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this organisation that helps marginalised young people transition from education to employment.

£15,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Dover smART

A stabilising grant towards administration costs at this arts organisation providing opportunities to some of the most deprived communities in Dover.

£5,000 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Romney Marsh Community Hub

A stabilising grant towards core salaries at this organisation based in and working with the deprived communities living across Romney Marsh, preventing isolation and promoting wellbeing amongst older people.

£15,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Cliftonville Cultural Space

A stabilising grant funding core salaries at this newly formed CIC that has restored a local building as a community arts centre and café increasing and developing their relationships with the neighbourhood’s diverse communities.

£4,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Friends of Holcot

A stabilising grant towards the cost of IT at this organisation that supports disabled and disadvantaged children and improves the lives of disadvantaged families.

£5,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Abilgail's Footsteps

An extending grant towards a training film at this charity that supports parents and families who experience bereavement through the death of a baby before or at birth.

£15,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - The Umbrella Cafe

A stabilising grant towards volunteer costs at this CIC that supports vulnerable people and reduces social isolation, food poverty and food waste

£5,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - The Bus Shelter Project Kent CIC

A stabilising grant towards core costs at this small volunteer run CIC that works to build community capacity whilst supporting the relief of poverty, financial hardship, homelessness and the effects of mental ill health.

£3,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Thanet Countryside Trust

A stabilising grant towards core staff costs at this charity that manages a nature reserve visited by schools, special needs groups, the elderly and the general public. It has been particularly hard hit by the Covid restrictions.

£5,000 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - SATEDA

A stabilising grant towards core salaries helping bridge a gap in funding at this specialist domestic abuse service.

£15,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - People Dem Collective

A stabilising grant towards consultancy support for this newly formed CIC born out of a lived experience of lack of space, engagement and inclusion for Black, Brown and Diaspora communities. The organisation's core activities include awareness raising through community events, collaborations, workshops and training sessions.

£4,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Out into the Wood CIC

A stabilising grant towards a range of core costs at this newly formed forest school which aims to provide forest school and nature sessions to the community, with an emphasis on children from deprived areas of Swale and Maidstone, the isolated elderly and those showing early stages of dementia.

£6,000 over 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Our Kitchen on The Isle of Thanet CIC

A stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this CIC which supports Thanet in feeding itself better and more affordably.

£15,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - No Walls Garden

A stabilising grant covering a range of core costs at a CIC specialising in providing clients with work experience and skills training by carrying out community gardening, greening and food growing projects.

£12,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Medway Foodbank

A stabilising grant towards warehouse lease costs for an organisation providing emergency food supplies to those in crisis.

£10,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Kent Coast Volunteering

A stabilising grant towards core salary costs at this organisation that works to enable deprived coastal communities to improve their quality of life through the power of volunteering and social action.

£15,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Happy Here CIC

A stabilising grant covering rent and insurance for an organisation providing online and in person mental wellbeing support and breaking down barriers between people of all genders, sexual orientation and backgrounds.

£4,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Arts Education Exchange

A stabilising grant towards rent, rates and utilities for a charity that delivers a range of creative activities aimed at marginalised and socially disengaged young people aged between 11 and 24.

£15,000
2021-22
Investing in Rehabilitation - Unlock

To help Unlock extend its work with volunteers and build clearer pathways between this and its training and policy work.

£53,000 over 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Rehabilitation - RFEA Forces Employment

Towards Project Nova supporting veterans who have been arrested or are at risk of arrest. RFEA wishes to expand Project Nova into Kent in partnership with Kent Police.

£75,000 over 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Rehabilitation - Offploy CIC

To deliver a 13-month project in Kent to a cohort of 90 ex-offenders, guiding them towards employment through its specialist peer-led service.

£51,500 over 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Rehabilitation - National Literacy Trust

To use storytelling and literacy-building activities to support the men in HMP Swaleside to build and maintain strong bonds with their children/young family members, helping their rehabilitation.

£88,000 over 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Families - SATEDA

Funding to extend an existing service providing group activities to those recovering following domestic abuse.

£15,000 x 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Families - St. Georges Community

Providing low-cost/free childcare to vulnerable children from families struggling with domestic violence, illness, mental health issues and financial hardship

£5,000
2021-22
Investing in Families - Migrateful

Cookery classes led by refugee and migrant chefs struggling to integrate and access employment due to legal and linguistic barriers.

£13,000
2021-22
Investing in Families - Challenging Behaviours Foundation

Towards an innovative social project for all generations.

£44,500 over 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Families - Carers First

To identify and define key health/wellbeing issues impacting on families, establishing priority needs and delivering tailored services in this changing and challenging environment.

£28,000 over 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Families - Canterbury Early Learning

To increase confidence in food preparation, encourage healthy eating and build positive family relationships within a disadvantaged community.

£10,000 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Families - Bright Shadow

Supporting families including someone living with dementia to access regular, high-quality activities that boost wellbeing and reduce isolation.

£10,000
2021-22
Investing in Families - Bloomers Trust

To deliver care packages to vulnerable mothers and their born/unborn children taking referrals from women’s refuges and the NHS

£2,000
2021-22
Investing in Young People - Student Life

Peer-to-peer mental health ambassador training and volunteering opportunities for students in alternative educational provision in Kent.

£13,000
2021-22
Investing in Young People - Square Pegs

An innovative Dramatherapy programme for vulnerable learning disabled/neurodiverse young people. .

£7,000 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Young People - Princes Trust

A joint three-year partnership to address the impact of the pandemic on disadvantaged young people in Kent and Medway.

£13,800 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Young People - Porchlight

Delivering targeted financial education to disadvantaged children and young people within schools.

£25,000
2021-22
Investing in Young People - FASD Awareness

Prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies and to improve the quality of life for those living with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

£21,500
2021-22
Investing in Young People - Carers First

Funding for a part-time Young Adult Carer Support Adviser in Medway.

£24,300
2021-22
Investing in Young People - bemix

A pilot post-internship support service for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism, supporting through the transition period between internship and employment.

£30,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - The Autism Apprentice CIC

A 'stabilising' grant covering a range of core costs at this lived experience community interest company, working with families who are caring for a young autistic person.

£5,000 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - The Hygiene Bank

A 'stabilising' grant covering rent and storage costs at this organisation providing essential hygiene products to those in need.

£5,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - AER Tutoring CIC

A 'stabilising' grant covering salary, travel and volunteering costs at this community learning resource.

£5,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Evelina Children's Heart Organisation

A 'stabilising' grant covering core salary costs at this charity that supports children with heart conditions and their families.

£5,000 x 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Deal Music and Arts Limited

A 'stabilising' grant covering core salaries at this organisation that works in the community and schools aiming to create cultural experiences that enrich, inspire, inform, stimulate and support wellbeing.

£5,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Margate Independent Foodbank CIC

A 'stabilising' grant covering core salary costs at this community foodbank.

£2,500 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Lyrici Arts

A 'stabilising' grant covering office rental costs, audit fees and insurance at this organisation that believes in breaking down barriers and challenging inequalities that prevent people from participating in art.

£5,000 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Action with Communities in Rural Kent

A 'stabilising' grant towards a range of core costs awarded to support this organisation that works across Kent helping reduce barriers to socio-economic opportunity that exist simply due to a rural geography.

£15,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - St. Augustine's Church Gillingham

An 'extending' grant to fund a marketing and fundraising post supporting the expansion of this community hub that works to address social isolation, substance dependency and debt.

£15,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Canterbury Food CIO

An 'extending' grant which will part fund a new finance post, supporting the growth of this CIO which helps individuals and families in short term crisis.

£5,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - The Octopus Foundation

A 'stabilising' grant awarded to cover core salary costs at this small non-profit set up to improve the lives of vulnerable people with mental health issues.

£5,000 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Jess Lovibond Therapeutic Services

A 'stabilising' grant awarded to cover core start-up costs at this newly formed CIC that works with children and families that have experienced trauma.

£4,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Canterbury and Herne Bay Volunteer Centre

A 'stabilising' grant covering a range of core costs awarded to a charity that works within the community matching volunteers with local organisations.

£7,500 x 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Windmill Community Gardens

A 'stabilising' grant covering a range of core costs at this newly formed CIO established to provide learning, recreation, work experience, training, physical activity and social interaction for those in need

£4,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Opportunities with Experience CIC

An 'extending' grant to cover the cost of producing a strategy and forward plan at this CIC that works to tackle low attainment amongst women with educational disadvantage who wish to consider working in the construction industry or manual trades,

£10,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Square Peg Arts

A 'stabilising' grant towards core staff salaries at this charity that delivers theatre, music and arts opportunities for learning disabled & neuro-diverse young people.

£15,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Custom Folkestone CIC

A 'stabilising' grant towards core staff salaries at this artist led organisation that works in the community to address issues around food poverty.

£5,000
2021-22
Investing in Rehabilitation - Together Kent

Towards the costs of an accommodation support worker within a partnership housing project for people released from prison into street homelessness.

£30,000 x 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Rehabilitation - Prisoner's Education Trust

To provide educational opportunities for fourteen prisoners in Kent.

£8,000
2021-22
Investing in Rehabilitation - Fine Cell Work

To expand provision of training and support for prisoners and ex-offenders in Kent.

£34,000 over 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Families - Tree of Hope

To extend support provision for families in Kent with a seriously ill and disabled child, increasing the number of families the charity can support each year.

£10,000
2021-22
Investing in Families - Tenterden Social Hub – a.k.a. Tenterden & District Day Centre

Towards an innovative social project for all generations.

£15,000 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Families - Fusion Maidstone

To identify and define key health/wellbeing issues impacting on families, establishing priority needs and delivering tailored services in this changing and challenging environment.

£12,500 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Families - Espression Arts CIC

Creative Connections-improve the wellbeing of vulnerable, lonely older people, encouraging continued independence through creative activities and increased digital inclusion.

£18,000
2021-22
Investing in Families - Childhood First

Funding to expand the Placement Family Support service, providing a vital link between a family & their child whilst they are in the charity’s care.

£15,000 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Families - Cheriton Sports Ground Trust

Funding for equipment to allow all members of the community to enjoy and participate in athletics at a new facility in Folkestone.

£20,000
2021-22
Investing in Young People - Young Women's Trust

A two-year project to assist disadvantaged young women in Kent with their recovery from the pandemic.

£30,000 over 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Young People - Youth Ngage

A service to better meet the needs of local BAME young people

£5,000 x 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Young People - Positive View Foundation

Using the arts to transform the lives of SE Kent’s most deprived NEET 16–25-year-olds.

£15,000
2021-22
Investing in Young People - Invicta National Academy

To provide free, online, interactive learning for young 14-16 years to keep them engaged/motivated and/or assist in reconnecting to education

£10,000
2021-22
Investing in Young People - East Kent Business Partnership

To provide a combination of virtual and face to face intensive careers support for disadvantaged young people between the ages of 14-25 in Dover, Folkestone and Thanet.

£12,000
2021-22
Investing in Young People - Communigrow

Toward the post of Operations Manager - providing horticultural and environmental activities for disadvantaged young people with a range of complex needs.

£55,000 over 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Ashford Volunteer Centre

An ‘extending’ grant funding a new post designed to support the refurbishment of this centre that supports volunteers.

£14,200
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Fusion Maidstone HLC

A ‘stabilising’ grant towards administrative and IT costs of this Healthy Living Centre based in a deprived part of Kent.

£5,000 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - City Impact CIC

A ‘stabilising’ grant towards core salary costs at this CIC that seeks to deliver life-changing community engagement activities bringing relief from poverty and disadvantage.

£5,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Yo! Street Zone

A ‘stabilising’ grant towards marketing and communication costs at this BAME led community organisation based in Margate with a vision to enrich and change lives through street football

£2,500 x 3 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - South Kent Mind

A 'stabilising' grant covering core salary costs at this mental health charity.

£12,500
2021-22
Investing in Communities - JAM

A 'stabilising' grant funding core salary costs at this charity that brings arts opportunities and education to a deprived part of Kent.

£7,500 x 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Samphire

A 'stabilising' grant towards core salaries at an organisation that seeks to improve the lives of people released from immigration detention and to support the development of cohesive and diverse communities in the Dover area and beyond.

£5,000 x 2 years
2021-22
Investing in Communities - Curly's Legacy

A 'stabilising' grant towards core salary costs at this organisation that runs a farm, food bank and a respite caravan providing life-enhancing educational and social opportunities for children, youths and adults of the Isle of Sheppey, Swale and Medway’

£4,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - The Community Cupboard

'Stabilising' grant towards core salary costs at this charity that works from Dartford to Tonbridge, providing emergency food supplies, essential toiletries and other household items, to individuals, families and to other charities or organisations working to prevent poverty.

£4,000
2021-22
Investing in Communities - My Roots Go Deep -

'Stabilising' grant towards staff costs and marketing at this organisation that works mainly in schools to ‘eradicate negative and naïve perceptions of those of African descent’.

£2,500
2020-21
Investing in Rehabilitation - Twinning Project

Educating offenders to re-write their futures by providing them with skills to make positive life choices and decisions.

£10,000 x 2 years
2020-21
Investing in Rehabilitation - Safer Communities Alliance

To bring a range of collective support resources to small organisations in Kent and Medway with the common thread of youth crime diversion.

£12,000 x 2 years
2020-21
Investing in Rehabilitation - Relate Medway and North Kent

Grant extension to deliver family counselling at HMP Rochester supporting prisoners and their families.

£10,000
2020-21
Investing in Rehabilitation - Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact)

An extension of the ‘Journeys to Freedom’ project grant supporting resettlement of 6 women leaving HMP East Sutton Park.

£22,000
2020-21
Investing in Rehabilitation - CAP Enterprises CIC

Towards the “Inside Out Conversions” pilot project – a new prison-based vocational training and pre-release employment initiative.

£10,000
2020-21
Investing in Families - Taylor Made Dreams

To help support young people with a terminal illness and their families in Kent.

£24,000 over 3 years
2020-21
Investing in Families - Dandelion Time

Towards the completion of Dandelion Time’s new mid-Kent centre for children & families impacted by abuse and trauma.

£20,000
2020-21
Investing in Families - Ashford Vineyard

Support for vulnerable women who have been victims of domestic abuse, single parents, refugees, and women living in refuge in need of free clothing and support.

£10,000
2020-21
Investing in Young People - SNAAP

Support for disabled young people to help them find greater levels of independence and opportunity through the provision of a youth club.

£19,500 over 2 years
2020-21
Investing in Young People - POW Thanet

Support for a new outreach project which will benefit 30-45 disadvantaged 14-19 year olds in Thanet.

£5,000
2020-21
Investing in Young People - Oakley College

To furnish young adults with the skills and tools to successfully transition into the world of work and independence in their community.

£47,500
2020-21
Investing in Young People - The Mary Dolly Foundation

To provide remote counselling services to children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse and/or sexual abuse.

£28,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Medway Puzzles

A 'stabilising' grant towards core salary costs at a charity that provides help to families supporting adults with Autism, people with a disability and those with a long-term health condition.

£2,500 x 3 years
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Crest Farm Equine Connections

A 'stabilising' grant to cover insurance and IT expenditure to support the development of this organisation that uses horse based therapy with severely disengaged people.

£2,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Margate Rotary

An 'extending' grant which will support young people who currently don't have access to a laptop.

£11,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Blue Town Remembered

A 'stabilising' grant covering core staff costs at this organisation based in a deprived part of Kent that works to enhance local job opportunities, support the community and promote the area.

£13,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - POW Thanet

A 'stabilising' grant covering core staff costs at this female led arts group that explores issues around Feminism, Women and Girls, through education, community projects and events.

£5,000 x 3 years
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Voluntary Arts

An 'extending grant' facilitating the distribution of funding to micro-voluntary arts groups in Kent.

£2,200
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Protection Against Stalking

A 'stabilising' grant covering salary costs associated with training volunteers who provide specialist support for victims of stalking.

£5,000 x 3 years
2020-21
Investing in Communities - The Royal Harbour Academy

A 'stabilising' grant towards core costs at this school located in an area of extreme poverty. The funding will allow delivery of a range of activities for those most in need.

£1,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - St Augustine's Gillingham

A 'stabilising' grant for this church based community centre set up to bring increased support to local people, addressing issues of social isolation, substance dependency and debt. The award will part cover core salary costs.

£2,500 x 3 years
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Naked Frank Theatre

An 'extending' grant contributing to the cost of employing a bid writer/business consultant at this theatre company that specialises in mental health recovery through arts engagement

£4,500
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Outdoor Studios CIC

A 'stabilising' grant covering a range of core costs for this small CIC which focusses on deprived parts of Kent aiming to bring free and low-cost activities to families who may feel isolated and excluded from arts and culture.

£5,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Friends of Holcot

A 'stabilising' grant for a charity that provides low cost, good quality, self-catering holiday accommodation for disabled and disadvantaged children and young people and runs a community project to improve the lives of disadvantaged families. The funding will cover core salary costs.

£5,000 x 3 years
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Ashford and Tenterden Umbrella

A 'stabilising' grant for a charity that provides support, guidance and social inclusion activities for anyone who has mental health issues or is isolated and disengaged from their community. Funding will cover core salary outgoings.

£5,000 x 3 years
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Swale Gloves Amateur Boxing Club

An 'extending' grant enabling the expansion of a facility operating in a poor part of the county and working with a diverse client group. The club supports those involved or at risk of becoming involved in crime and anti-social behaviour to turn their lives around.

£5,500
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Queenborough Town Community Centre Limited

A 'stabilising' grant covering core salary costs at this well used community centre sited in a deprived part of Kent.

£15,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Sittingbourne Orpheus Choral Society

A 'stabilising' grant toward core salary costs for this choir that provides support and interaction for a range of elderly and isolated individuals.

£5,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Unity Roots CIC

A 'stabilising' grant to cover core salary costs at this organisation that works with a diverse client group of disadvantaged and excluded people providing a range of courses using music and art therapy alongside personal development.

£2,500
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Shepway Spectrum Arts

'Stabilising' funding to enable this small CIC providing a range of services for disabled people, to make the transition to new premises.

£4,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Woodpecker Wood

A 'stabilising' grant to cover core salary costs for this specialist education provider that works with disadvantaged children and young people.

£15,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Arts in Ramsgate

A 'stabilising' grant to fund core salary costs for this organisation that promotes health improvement, training and employment opportunities.

£7,500
2020-21
Investing in Rehabilitation - Spark Inside

Towards provision of a specialised life coaching programme for young men in Cookham Wood Young Offenders Institute in Kent.

£36,000 x 3 years
2020-21
Investing in Families - Fresh Visions

Therapeutic counselling for children and families in refuges across Kent.

£15,000 x 3 years.
2020-21
Investing in Families - Crossroads Care Kent

To fund the expansion of the Young Carers Project into Ashford supporting young carers and their families.

£50,000 over 3 years.
2020-21
Investing in Families - Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Reflective Fostering Programme to improve the placement outcomes of children in care in Kent through supporting foster parents.

£69,150 over 2 years
2020-21
Investing in Young People - Romney Tweed

To expand an existing programme to introduce young people, in parts of Kent with low attainment and employment opportunities, to the local heritage and opportunities of textiles.

£38,000 over 3 years
2020-21
Investing in Young People - Open Schools East

Support for the Young Associates Programme, a flexible art and design programme for local young people who experience difficulty in their education.

£35,000 x 2 years
2020-21
Investing in Young People - Margate Bookie

The Writing Journey - a new 3-year project to help local NEET young people improve their work skills, confidence, resilience and social connections.

£25,000 over 3 years.
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Upz and Downz

An 'extending' grant for core costs at this CIC that works with adults with learning disabilities aiming to provide them with the skills to gain employment or enter further education.

£5,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Take Off

A 'stabilising' grant at this user led charity that works to preserve and protect good mental health and to relieve persons suffering from mental health problems. The grant will cover rent and running costs of their centre.

£5,000 x 3 years.
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Cruse Bereavement Care East Kent and Swale

A 'stabilising' grant towards a range of core costs for this charity that provides support to people who have suffered bereavement.

£15,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Arts Espression CIC

A 'stabilising' grant towards core salary costs for an organisation providing a range of arts opportunities designed to improve the mental health of a range of vulnerable client groups, particularly isolated elderly people.

£5,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - AER Tutoring CIC

A 'stabilising' grant towards core costs at this small CIC that provides training opportunities for vulnerable adults and young people in a deprived part of Maidstone.

£4,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Making a Difference to Maidstone

An 'extending' grant at this charity that supports the homeless, those in addiction, socially isolated, disadvantaged and in crisis in Maidstone. The funding will help the organisation to expand and consolidate services by contributing to capital purchases and additional salary costs.

£15,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Sheppey Matters

An 'extending' grant toward the salary of a Business Development Manager post to help investigate new ways of working and ensure the charity continues to operate and be effective in the community. Sheppey Matters delivers a range of health, education, arts and well-being services in a deprived part of the county.

£15,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Slough Fort Preservation Trust

An 'extending' grant to facilitate the establishment of a new partnership working agreement at this volunteer led charity that works to reduce isolation whilst restoring a local heritage site.

£2,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Blossoms of Hope

A 'stabilising' grant towards salary costs at this charity which aims to support adults with mild to moderate mental health issues, through the medium of horticulture, woodworking and art therapies.

£2,500
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Bemix

A 'stabilising' grant towards IT costs for an organisation that supports disabled young people into employment.

£8,419
2020-21
Investing in Communities - East Kent Baby Memorial Gardens Group

A 'stabilising' grant towards core costs for a group that supports people experiencing bereavement.

£2,500
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Romney Resource Centre

A 'stabilising' grant towards core costs at this charity that works with young people in the rural deprived communities of Romney Marsh providing education, training and employment support .

£10,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Pavement Pounders CIC

A 'stabilising' grant to cover office rental at this non-profit that works intergenerationally giving elderly people a voice through spoken memory and reminiscence projects .

£7,400
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Evelina Children's Heart Organisation

A 'stabilising' grant contributing to core salary costs at this charity that supports children, and the families of children, with heart conditions.

£5,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - KRAN

A 'stabilising' grant towards core salary costs at this charity for young refugees and asylum seekers. KRAN provide help with documentation, support with accommodation and benefit claims and an education and mentoring service.

£10,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Walk Tall

A 'stabilising' grant towards rent and overhead costs for a charity that operates an all age counselling service, alternative education for young people with mental health difficulties and arts projects primarily based around theatre.

£12,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

A 'stabilising' grant to cover core salary costs at this charity that seeks to extend access to artistic, cultural and learning resources, particularly to those not participating in education.

£5,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Hope Tree Counselling and Consultancy -

A 'stabilising' grant toward salary costs at an organisation that provides a holistic support service to children and their families in schools and in the wider community through counselling support, seminars, workshops and activity days.

£5,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - Stepping out with Carers CIC

A 'stabilising' grant covering core costs for an organisation that aims to enhance the physical, mental, emotional & social well-being of carers and the people they care for via organised walks in Kent.

£7,500
2020-21
Investing in Communities - No Walls Garden

A 'stabilising' grant covering core costs for this small community garden CIC providing support, training and work experience to ex-offenders, unemployed and vulnerable adults.

£10,000
2020-21
Investing in Rehabilitation - The Forward Trust

Towards the ‘Step Back’ programme which will reduce violent incidents in HMP Swaleside for a safer and more productive prison environment.

£70,000
2020-21
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.

£95,625 over 18 months
2020-21
Investing in Families - Mursten All Saints Trust

Towards the costs of a community hub for the disadvantaged community of Murston - restoring the old church and adding new studios and café.

£60,000
2020-21
Investing in Families - Kent High Weald Partnership

An innovative outdoor family-focused intervention that helps disadvantaged families in Kent

£13,100 x 3 years
2020-21
Investing in Families - Home Start South West Kent

Support for vulnerable and disadvantaged families with young children living in Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells

£15,000 x 3 years
2020-21
Investing in Families - Health Action Community Organisation

To extend the service for African men in abusive relationships to include outreach as well as telephone support

£18,000 over two years
2020-21
Investing in Families - All Saints Community Project

A long-term project around healthy eating, budgeting, and the importance of spending time together as a family.

£15,000 x 3 years
2020-21
Investing in Young People - Think Forward

To provide 330 disadvantaged young people in Kent with personalised coaching and employability support – enabling their successful transition from education into employment

£65,000 over two years
2020-21
Investing in Young People - DoversmART

smART Voice, an engagement and diversion project giving vulnerable young people a voice through urban art in their local community.

£6,500 x 2 years
2020-21
Investing in Young People - Construction Youth Trust

Creating opportunities for disadvantaged young people local to the Ebbsfleet redevelopment & supporting them on the path to rewarding careers suited to their skills/interests.

£40,000
2020-21
Investing in Communities - 79 organisations across Kent

Stabilising grants supporting a range of organisations facing a funding crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.

£573,000
2019-20
Investing in Rehabilitation - Together Kent

Break the Cycle - helping homeless ex-offenders to resettle and integrate by providing support and community engagement services.

£30,000
2019-20
Investing in Rehabilitation - Premier Foundation

A sports and fitness project for ex-offenders and people with substance misuse issues in East Kent. A joint collaboration with Forward Trust.

£12,000
2019-20
Investing in Rehabilitation - Kenward Trust

'Reset’ a three-year project to continue ‘through the gate’ mentoring and long-term supported accommodation for ex-offenders

£50,000 over three years.
2019-20
Investing in Families - Books Beyond Words

To develop and publish a picture book for refugee families, written and illustrated by experts by experience, to help their integration and belonging in society.

£15,000
2019-20
Investing in Young People - Umbrella Centre of Herne Bay

Help for vulnerable young people to attain their potential and become employed despite being excluded from mainstream school.

£47,500 over three years.
2019-20
Investing in Young People - School Home Support

Providing School-Home Support to disadvantaged young people at St John's Catholic Comprehensive in Gravesend.

£25,000 x 2 years
2019-20
Investing in Young People - Refocus

To fund founder as inspirational mentor to reduce young people’s offending and re-offending.

£25,000
2019-20
Investing in Young People - Kent Enterprise Trust

New Beginnings, to provide support to young people aged 16-25 who are unemployed, ex-offenders or have criminal convictions, are care leavers, have mental and physical ill health and/or have caring responsibilities,

£25,000
2019-20
Investing in Young People - Changing Lives

To employ two specialist staff as mentors and team-builders.

£30,000
2019-20
Investing in Young People - Blackthorn Trust

Pilot project to provide placements for two groups of twelve young people transitioning away from Children’s Mental Health Services

£50,000 over three years.
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Action with Communities in Rural Kent

An 'extending' grant towards a pilot project enabling ACRK to support small community-led organisations in rural Kent to deliver projects meeting local need.

£14,818
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Second Chance Charity

A 'stabilising' grant covering the basic IT, phone and website related running costs at this charity providing a range of services to people in crisis.

£3,000 x 3 years
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Wye Community Farm

A 'stabilising' grant to cover core staff costs at this community farm that provides training and volunteering opportunities for those struggling to find work.

£3,000 x 3 years
2019-20
Investing in Communities - The Alkham Valley Community Project

A 'stabilising' grant covering core staff salaries at this therapeutic riding centre providing activities for disabled and disadvantaged adults and children.

£7,000
2019-20
Investing in Communities - GRASS Cliftonville

A 'stabilising' grant covering a range of core costs for this volunteer led community group operating in a deprived part of Margate.

£2,000 x 3 years
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Medway Foodbank

A 'stabilising' grant covering core staff costs.

£6,100 over two years
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Ashford Mediation Services

An 'extending' grant for core costs, supporting the growth of a mediation services charity so that it can secure its future and better meet local demand.

£14,570
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Kent Kindness

A 'stabilising' grant covering a range of core costs at a charity providing support, advice and resources to young, unaccompanied, asylum seekers.

£4,000 x 3 years
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Life and Soul

A 'stabilising' grant supporting a mentoring programme for vulnerable young people by covering salary and training costs.

£7,500 x 2 years
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Homeless Care

A 'stabilising grant' providing an extension of previously awarded funding, towards core costs at this day centre for homeless people in Maidstone.

£7,500 x 2 years
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Fixers

A 'stabilising' grant enabling this organisation, that works to give young people a voice, to preserve and showcase their work into the future.

£4,932
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Thanet Iceberg Project

A 'stabilising' grant to support a community cafe and furniture project providing much needed services to vulnerable people in Ramsgate.

£3,000
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Safer Communities Alliance

A 'stabilising' grant to support this umbrella organisation to offer a range of support resources to small organisations providing youth crime diversion activities in Kent.

£15,000
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Wetwheels

A 'stabilising' grant covering core costs at a CIC providing boat trips for the disabled, vulnerable and disadvantaged of Kent.

£3,000 x 3 years
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Refocus

A 'stabilising' grant contributing to office rental costs for this organisation that provides early intervention, support and mentoring for young people to reduce offending and re-offending.

£5,000 x 3 years
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Custom Folkestone CIC

A 'stabilising' grant funding a local volunteering programme.

£3,000
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Maidstone Radio

A 'stabilising' grant covering the operational costs of this fledgling community resource.

£3,000 x 3 years
2019-20
Investing in Communities - SEN Tunbridge Wells

A 'stabilising' grant covering staff costs at this organisation providing support to parents and carers of children with special educational needs.

£7,000
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Rubicon Cares

A 'stabilising' grant covering staff costs at this charity which provides free trauma counselling to people affected by crime.

£5,000 x 3 years
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Together Kent

An 'extending' grant funding a pilot partnership project, housing and rehabilitating repeat offenders released into street homelessness.

£14,890
2019-20
Investing in Communities - The Hope Baby Project

A 'stabilising' grant providing match funding covering core costs at this organisation that supports vulnerable new young mothers and their babies by providing essential items.

£2,500
2019-20
Investing in Communities - The Princess Project

A 'stabilising' grant covering the salary of a Community Support Worker at this organisation that supports vulnerable young mothers.

£5,000 x 3 years
2019-20
Investing in Rehabilitation - Rising Sun Domestic Violence

A programme of support for young men struggling with domestic-abuse trauma and on the brink of the criminal justice system.

£64,000 over 2 years.
2019-20
Investing in Rehabilitation - Relate Medway and North Kent

Family counselling at HMP Rochester to help prisoners and their families maintain a strong family unit.

£12,000
2019-20
Investing in Rehabilitation - Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact)

A welfare fund to provide male and female prisoners with essential items on their release from prison to enable their successful resettlement.

£32,000
2019-20
Investing in Families - West Kent Debt Advice

Enabling the organisation to transform the way in which it provides advice thus supporting an increased number of clients in a more accessible way.

£15,000 x 3 years
2019-20
Investing in Families - Waterside Centre Gravesend

Creating a safe and accessible garden for vulnerable families, many of whom do not have a garden at home, to enjoy all year round.

£12,000
2019-20
Investing in Families - St George's Childcare

Subsidised/free childcare for vulnerable children living with parents who are struggling with domestic violence, illness, mental health issues and financial hardship.

£5,000 x 2 years
2019-20
Investing in Families - Holy Trinity Church Margate

To provide a parish nursing service for the community that will offer health advice and clinics whilst connecting and directing people to other services.

£15,000 x 3 years
2019-20
Investing in Families - Children and Families Ltd.

To provide money management skills to vulnerable and isolated families living in deprived communities.

£30,000
2019-20
Investing in Families - 21 Together

To launch a 'whole family' support service for the Down's syndrome community in Kent.

£17,000 over 3 years
2019-20
Investing in Families - Home-Start Sittingbourne and Sheppey

Support for 'hard to reach' families with pre-school age children to increase interaction, promote play and language and help prevent child abuse and neglect.

£17,500 over two years
2019-20
Investing in Young People - Blind in Business

Funding for a pilot project designed to support disadvantaged, young blind people into employment by raising aspirations and confidence.

£25,000
2019-20
Investing in Young People - Arts Education Exchange

To identify and work with young people from challenging circumstances through a sustained programme of creative learning and educational progression.

£22,000 x 2 years
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
Investing in Communities - Nourish Community Foodbank

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

£3,000
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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 3 years
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
Investing in Families - Friends of Holcot

Funding memorable days out for local disadvantaged families.

£5,000 x 3 years
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
Investing in Rehabilitation - Trinity Fencing

To fund ex-offender apprenticeship placements.

£15,000 x 3 years
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2019-20
Investing in Community - Inspiration Creative CIC

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

£7,500 x 2
2019-20
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
2019-20
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
Investing in Families - The Family Trust

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

£19,880 over 3 years
2018-19
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
2018-19
Investing in Families - Heart of Kent Hospice

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

£15,000 x 3 years
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
Investing in Communities - Bemix

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

£13,300
2018-19
Investing in Communities - Disability Information Services Kent

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

£5,000
2018-19
Investing in Communities - Ashford Street Pastors

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

£5,000 x 2 years.
2018-19
Investing in Communities - Kent Coast Volunteering

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

£9,000
2018-19
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.
2018-19
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.
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
Investing in Commuities - Samphire

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

£5,000 x 2 years
2018-19
Investing in Communities - Repton Community Trust

A ‘stabilising’ grant towards staff and salary costs.

£3,000
2018-19
Investing in Communities - Dover smART

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

£13,689
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
Investing in Communities - Margate Bookie

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

£6,500
2018-19
Investing in Communities - Homeless Care

A ‘stabilising’ grant towards their core costs.

£7,500
2018-19
Investing in Communities - Hope Street Centre

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

£5,000 x 3 years
2018-19
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
2018-19
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
2018-19
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.

2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
Communigrow

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

£30,000
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2017-18
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
2016-17
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
2016-17
Changing Lives kent CIC

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

55,000
2016-17
Communities Food CIC

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

40,000
2016-17
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
2016-17
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
2016-17
Sk8side CIC

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

19,820
2016-17
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
2016-17
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
2016-17
Strood Community Project

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

50,736
2016-17
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
2016-17
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
2016-17
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
2016-17
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
2016-17
The Family Trust

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

16,240
2016-17
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
2016-17
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
2016-17
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
2016-17
Kenward Trust

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

48,640
2016-17
Pipeline Youth Initiative

To continue the Aspire educational project

49,800