KENT Community Foundation has announced that it has given out £5,100,000 to charities, community groups and families facing financial crisis during the pandemic.
The Foundation partnered with the National Emergencies Trust and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport as well as Kent County Council and Medway Council to distribute emergency money from central government and privately raised money from National Emergencies Trust as well as raising over £1m from their own supporters and fund-holders.
Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said:
“As we mark the anniversary of a year in lockdown, I am delighted to be able to announce that Kent Community Foundation has been able to support good causes and families who have been adversely affected by the pandemic with over £5million in grants. Although this is not necessarily an anniversary that we want to celebrate, it is certainly one that we want to mark as the most remarkable in our history. I must extend my thanks to everyone who has donated to help others throughout the pandemic, especially to our own supporters and fund-holders who have donated an amazing £1million.
“The effect of the pandemic on charitable organisations and families throughout Kent and Medway has been sizeable, and the £5 million in grants has made a significant difference to the survival of many charities and has eased the financial strain for many families. Charities and many families have some way to go to recoup the income they have lost during the last twelve months, but with the country on the road to recovery, we look to the future with hope.”
To find out more about the difference Kent Community Foundation has made during the pandemic, please visit: www.kentcf.org.uk/coronavirus-case-studies.