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Funding for local community groups

Are you looking for additional funds to support your local community group? Then the Linda Hogan Community fund may be able to help.

Who does the Linda Hogan Community Fund help?

The Linda Hogan Community fund aims to help:

  • Groups/organisations who provide or will provide, services to residents living in areas across Kent
  • New groups and organisations to get off the ground
  • Existing groups to start up and/or expand their services and activities
  • Groups and organisations working with ‘hard to reach’ groups.

For guidance on organising community events visit the related link to advice issued by the Cabinet Office.

To talk to us about applying to the Linda Hogan Community Fund please call West Kent Extra on 01732 749420.

Watch the below film to see how the fund can help. The group of people were funded to attend a 'hands on film making' course. They filmed the things that were important to them in the community.

Know a young person who needs some help?

We offer support to help young people achieve their goals. We provide funding to help with costs such as sports coaching, equipment, music and dance tuition. Do you need course fees or help with travel expenses to undertake training? The Rising Stars Bursary may be able to help. Download the application form on the right to find out if you meet the criteria for funding.

In previous years we have supported:

  • Equipment for vocational studies
  • Camping equipment for a Duke of Edinburgh expedition
  • Drama lessons
  • Horse riding lessons
  • A lifesaving course
  • First aid training
  • …and more!

The Bursary has offered:

  • An accredited babysitting training course, delivered by the British Red Cross
  • FA Level 1 Football coaching, delivered by Charlton FC
  • Free cricket coaching
  • Opportunities for young people to find out how to keep themselves safe, with free training delivered by Kent Police.

Can I apply?

  • you must be aged between 11 and 18 years
  • your parents or guardian must be in receipt of one of the benefits shown in the application form. 

The application form can be downloaded from the related documents on the right - complete the form and return it to us either by post or email to: getinvolved@westkentextra.org

If your idea doesn’t fit with either of our funds, you are still welcome to get in touch – we will do our best to try and point you towards other organisations who may be able to help.

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