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Improving the Quality of Life - Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust


Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust continues their work to provide grants to local not-for-profit organisations for projects that improve the quality of life for people in Kent.

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust is an independent grant-making trust which supports charitable activity in Kent. The Trust’s overarching aim is to improve the lives of people in Kent and those who are most disadvantaged.

The Colyer-Fergusson continues to make priority toward young people with the ‘Poverty of Opportunity’ programme, concentrating upon disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in Kent.

Despite the fact that recession affects community life, the Trust believes that the young people of Kent continue to miss out in various employment opportunities. Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust is using its funds to support employable youth, helping them successfully move across into adulthood.

Colyer Fergusson make grants to support organisations working with this target group, to expand opportunities for apprenticeship and vocational learning.

Grants of up to £75,000 are available to local not-for-profit organisations for projects that improve the quality of life for people in Kent, and most notably those who are the most disadvantaged.

The Trust is currently prioritising ‘Young People with Poverty of Opportunity’; focusing on disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in Kent between the ages of 14-25.

The Trust offers three programmes:

  • Hardship Award Programme - intended for disadvantaged young people living in Thanet, Shepway, Swale and Medway. It is available to meet costs for practical items such as interview clothes
  • Investing in Young People Programme
  • Funding for Apprenticeships and Vocational Learning Programme

The funding is a Continuous rolling programme, so applications can be made at any time.

For more information and how to apply, visit the Colyer Fergusson website.



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