Crowdfund Kent

We've launched Crowdfund Kent, in partnership with Spacehive, to help fund community-led coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery projects across the county.

This exciting digital programme will enable communities to become more vibrant, resilient and connected post-pandemic.

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:

  • transforming a disused building in Margate into a creative and cultural education hub for young people.
  • raising £10,000 to support the most vulnerable people in Tunbridge Wells.
  • purchasing a new truck for conservation volunteers in Tunbridge Wells.
  • replacing perimeter fencing at Blue Bell Hill cricket ground.

View all current Crowdfund Kent projects

We’re absolutely delighted to be launching Crowdfund Kent with Spacehive and are greatly looking forward to seeing the range of ideas that our community groups and organisations put forward.

We have seen an incredible response from communities across Kent throughout the last year and this project puts them and their ideas in the driving seat. We hope this funding will help us to meet the challenges ahead as we emerge from the pandemic and celebrate local innovation and the importance of our local communities.

Roger Gough, Leader of Kent County Council

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 £500,000 to support local projects up to maximum of £20,000 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).

To begin fundraising, you'll need to complete an expression of interest form, and create your online project page.