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Additional £200,000 funding available for struggling families in Kent & Medway

Additional £200,000 funding available for struggling families in Kent & Medway

Kent County Council has appointed the Kent Community Foundation to administer an extra £200,000 of funding for struggling families in Kent and Medway.

Grants will be available from two Funds. The Hardship Fund will help families directly and
The Resilience Fund will support organisations working with people and families in financial

The Hardship Fund is open for applications now, and will support families struggling financially by providing cash grants of up to £500 to help them either buy food or essential items for the home, or to help pay bills. To apply for a grant, professionals who know the
struggling family can email explaining their need.

The Resilience Fund will open on 21 September and will provide grants of up to £10,000 to
organisations with an annual income of up to £200,000 who are supporting families in
financial difficulties, with an emphasis on supporting those in need of food or debt advice. The
Fund aims to financially support organisations currently seeing an increase in demand or anticipating an increase in demand this autumn.

Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said:

“We are delighted that Kent County Council has asked Kent Community Foundation to administer the distribution of this vital funding which will help struggling families across Kent and Medway. The application process for both Funds is not complicated, as we want to ensure the money reaches those who need it, as quickly as possible.”

More information is available on the Foundation’s site.



Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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