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The Community Cash Grants Programme from Comic Relief



The deadline for applications is fast approaching for The Comic Relief Community Cash grants programme which is still open across the UK.

Comic Relief and Community Foundations across the UK are working together to distribute Comic Relief Community Cash funds.

The funding is available to small groups working with vulnerable and disadvantaged communities; to support groups that are undertaking work that helps people of all ages feel more included in their community, builds their skills and increases their sense of achievement.

Small local groups with an income of less than £100,000 that are run locally and that are working in a disadvantaged or less fortunate area can apply.

This includes:

  • Constituted Voluntary and Community Groups.
  • Charities and Social Enterprises.
  • Co-operatives or Community interest companies (CIC).

Groups which have been established for less than 12 months can also apply.

For the Medway and immediate areas, The Kent Community Foundation (KCF) are managing the applications for provide grants of between £500 and £1,000.

These grants can be used to fund various of activities including Foodbanks; Counselling and Advice Services; Disability Sports Clubs/Activities; Training, Skill Building and Volunteering Projects; New and Existing Community Groups and Support Groups.

At the time of writing, most community foundations had advised an application deadline of 5 May 2017.

For further details, and how to apply, visit the KCF website.


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