Early Help and Preventative Grants

Early Help and Preventative Grants support new organisations and innovative ideas that meet local priorities for children and young people. Grant funding will be used to support projects across all 12 districts.

To apply for an Early Help and Preventative Grant you must be:

  • only non-profit organisation (statutory services cannot apply for this grant)
  • applying for a grant of over £500 and under £13,500
  • delivering an activity in Kent (organisations from outside of Kent will be considered. You will need to demonstrate how you will work with Kent communities and bring your experiences and specialisms)
  • delivering an activity which is directly linked to one or more of the key priorities for the district (PDF, 225.8 KB).These must either seasonal, annual, events or organisational development. If you require funding for something else, please contact us before applying - commissioningchildrens@kent.gov.uk
  • .applying for funding for specific projects and not for the core funding of an organisation
  • willing to provide evidence of impact against local priorities during and at the end of the grant
  • able to provide plans for sustainability following the end of the grant.

Applications are now open. The deadline for applications is midday 3 January 2018.

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For more information about our grants read our grant prospectus (PDF, 483.3 KB)

The organisations that have been awarded an Early Help and Preventative Grant for 2017/18 are:

  • Bore Place - The Commonwork Trust
  • Brainwaves CIC
  • Challenger Troop CIC
  • Choices
  • CXK
  • Dandelion Time
  • Fegans
  • Folkestone Sports Centre Trust
  • Future Creative CIC
  • Gap- A Thanet Community Project
  • Gillingham FC
  • Healthy Living Centre
  • Home-Start Ashford and District
  • Homestart Canterbury and Coastal
  • Home-Start Dover
  • Imago Community
  • InStep Dance Company
  • Maidstone and Mid Kent MIND
  • Maidstone Mediation
  • Oasis Domestic Abuse Service
  • Project Salus
  • Rising Sun
  • Sheppey Matters
  • The Grand Community Interest Company.
  • West Kent Mind
  • West Kent YMCA
  • West Kent YMCA
  • Young Kent