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Grants & Funding

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This is a Dover District Council email messaging service that provides information on a whole host of topics. One of the topics available is “funding”, where you will receive funding updates throughout the year. 

Local authority funding

Cost-of-Living Community Impact Fund

The Cost-of-Living Community Impact Fund is committed to identifying the impact of cost-of-living on our communities, as well as supporting projects to help bridge the cost-of-living gap. 

Dover District Lotto

Is open for applications to register as a good cause. There is no application window for the Dover District Lotto, so you are free to make your application at any time. Please visit the website for more information on how it works.

Kent County Council Grants & Funding 

As a local authority, Kent County Council offer lots of funding programmes you can apply for directly. 

Kent County Council also facilitate the Kent 4 Community paltfrom, providing funding advice, support and opertunties.  

External funding

SEK Cost of Living Community Fund 

As part of the Cost of Living programme at Social Enterprise Kent, they are inviting small/medium sized organisations to apply for funding of up to £5,000 to run healthy eating projects for the benefit of people living in the East Kent area. The first funding round will close on Friday 1st December. 

Awards for all

A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. You can apply for funding to deliver a new or existing activity or to support your organisation to change and adapt to new and future challenges.

Community Fund

The National Lotteries Reaching Communitites programme offers a larger amount of funding (over £10,000) for organisations that work with their community, whether that is for people living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

You can also visit their advice line on 03454 102030, or email general.enquiries@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk.

Heritage Fund

The largest dedicated grant funder of the UK’s heritage. Locally connected and with UK-wide expertise, the Heritage Fund work to enhance and champion the value of heritage for all. Since established in 1994, this fund has awarded £8.6billion of National Lottery and other funding to more than 50,000 projects across the UK.

Funding for All

Funding for All provides free, expert fundraising advice to small charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises from across Kent and Medway. 

Other useful organisations

Be sure to also check out our Top tips when applying for Funding