Crowdfund Kent helps fund opportunities for local organisations and groups to improve their local area.
The programme is continuing for 2023-24 with a fund of £200,000 from Kent County Council and NHS Kent and Medway are joining the programme with an equal fund of £200,000. Crowdfund Kent continues to be supported by Folkestone and Hythe District Council, who are now in their second year of the programme and have committed a fund of £17,000.
We will support projects which seek to address the current challenges facing communities. Therefore, there is a focus on:
- disadvantaged and rural communities
- financial hardship
- health and wellbeing
- social isolation.
We hope the programme will enable us to continue to support initiatives that are locally led and driven by the local groups and networks which make our communities.
Watch our video to find out about 5 projects who successfully crowdfunded as part of Crowdfund Kent.
We want to see a wide range of projects from all over Kent make use of this funding.
Projects that have already been fully funded include:
- expanding a community foodbank in Sevenoaks
- replacing a football pitch in Dartford
- restoring flower beds in Broadstairs
- launching a preloved baby clothing bank in Thanet.
Crowdfund Kent is a digital crowdfunding platform: This means anyone, or any organisation, can donate to the projects to help them reach their goal.
We will be committing £200,000 to support local projects up to maximum of £10,000 per project, or 50% of the funding target.
To be eligible for our funding, your project must benefit the wider community, and your organisation must be a registered charity, constituted community group or CIC (Community Interest Company).
For more details on the funding available and eligibility criteria visit the Crowdfund Kent page.
To begin fundraising, you'll need to complete an expression of interest form, and create your online project page.