Early Help and Prevention Grants

Early Help and Prevention Grants support new organisations and innovative ideas that meet local priorities for children and young people. £560,000 of grant funding will be used to support projects across all 12 districts.

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

  • a non-profit organisation
  • applying for a grant of over £500 and under £13,500
  • delivering an activity in Kent (organisations from outside of Kent will be considered, but you will need to demonstrate how you will work in Kent communities and bring in experience, specialism or other factors currently not available within the county)
  • delivering an activity which is directly linked to 1 or more of the key priorities for the district (PDF, 200.4 KB) which is either seasonal, annual, events or organisational development (if you require funding for something else, please contact us before applying)
  • 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 closed.

For more information about our grants read our:

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

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