Kent Community Foundation has £187,000 to distribute to grassroots groups to enhance their digital offer and strengthen client-facing technology infrastructure

The Digital Inclusion Fund is open for applications from charitable organisations across Kent and Medway who are working hard to reduce digital exclusion.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for a wide range of activity, including work with
disadvantaged young people seeking training, the elderly navigating digital services
such as benefits and health services and vulnerable adults accessing training and
skills development to enable independent living.

Natalie Smith, Director of Grants and Impact, Kent Community Foundation, said, “This Fund was opened in November 2021 with £300,000, after a match funding programme from Kent County Council. We have distributed the first round of grants
to sixteen groups including West Faversham Community Association, Fusion Maidstone, Headway Kent, and Healthy Living Centre Dartford and are now taking new applications for grants of up to £10,000 which will be awarded from the £187,000
balance of the Fund.”

Grassroots charities and community groups should contact natalie@kentcf.org.uk if they have any questions or visit:
www.kentcf.org.uk/funding/KCC-digital-inclusion-fund to apply for a grant.

About the Digital Inclusion Fund
Grants can cover digital project staff delivery costs, technology loan schemes for beneficiaries and upgrade or enhance of customer facing IT systems.  Grants of up to £10,000 are available, but many grants will be for less. Grants are not available for individuals.

Applications close on 30 June 2022

About Kent Community Foundation

Grant-maker Kent Community Foundation has been finding, funding, and supporting some of the smallest voluntary organisations in the county for 20 years. In this time, it has distributed over £40 million to support thousands of small charities and deserving causes where a modest sum of money can make a significant impact.

They are part of a UK wide accredited network of forty-six Community Foundations who are committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated, and disadvantaged by matching those who want to help, with those who need the help.

Responsible for more than 80 philanthropic funds, Kent Community Foundation is unrivalled in its knowledge of local causes and assists individuals, families, and businesses, who want to help, to establish and administer their own charitable funds. 

Charities or community groups needing financial support can find more information at www.kentcf.org.uk