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Kent Community Foundation
Kent Community Foundation
Children Young People & Families

Children Young People & Families

Why we need your help

Help Children, Young People & Families in Kent & Medway 

Support projects that are making a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in your local community. By giving through our Children, Young People & Families Themed Programme we help your money reach small, local grassroots organisations where a small amount of money makes a huge difference.  

Projects supporting young people who are disadvantaged which might include: living in poverty or deprivation, abuse or neglect, disability, young carers, children in care, bereavement, mental health issues, disability, low aspiration or poor achievement. From early intervention work, such as parent workshops and parent-toddler cooking classes, to youth clubs and mentoring programmes for young people at risk; we support a broad spectrum of projects that ensure young people and their families can access activities and support from which they might otherwise be excluded.

Giving through our themed programmes

Our themed programmes are designed for anyone wishing to donate to local organisations through Kent Community Foundation.

Whether you are donating £100 or £100,000 this approach to local charitable giving allows you to decide which local beneficiary group you would like to benefit from your donation or, if you’re not sure, your donation can be spread across all four themes. Please see a description of each theme below. Once you have made your decision you can leave the rest to us.

Having distributed over £30m in grants in the past 17 years you can be confident that your donation will go to where it is needed the most in Kent and Medway. 

Our themed programmes are open all year round and are open to any individual to donate as much or as little to the following causes:

Children, Young People and Families

Elderly and Isolated

Employability, Skills and Enterprise

Vulnerable Adults


Feb 01, 2020


Jun 27, 2019


I was a foster carer in Kent 20 years ago and benefitted from the old Kent Children's Fund. This donation is a small thank you.


Jul 27, 2018


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