Foundation hands out £62k to support community causes

Foundation hands out £62k to support community causes

CHARITIES and voluntary organisations in the Tunbridge Wells area have received £62,651 in the latest round of grants from the Kent Community Foundation [KCF].

The foundation seeks to identify and support smaller grassroots organisations who are bringing direct benefit to local people with a range of different needs.

  • Projects funded in the three months from July to September are: Imago Community £5,000 (social action delivering diverse services)
  • Tunbridge Wells Welcomes Refugees £2,000
  • Compaid Trust £5,000 (people with multiple disabilities) and £4,231 (disability and access issues for the elderly)
  • Nourish Community Foodbank £4,920
  • Paddock Wood Community Advice Centre £10,000
  • St George’s Community Children’s Project £2,000
  • Tunbridge Wells Counselling Centre £2,000 (people with mental health issues)
  • West Kent Mediation £5,000 (family advice)
  • West Kent YMCA £7,500 (for those aged 16 to 24 who are not in education, employment or training)
  • Tunbridge Wells and District Volunteer Bureau T/A Community Car Service £7,000 (disability and access issues for the elderly)
  • Trinity Theatre & Arts Centre £8,000 (social inclusion for children and young people)

The next round of themed programme applications closes on November 30.

For further details on how apply to KCF, call 01303 814500 or visit

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