Search

Please type your search term below

    West Kent Community Chest 

    Helping community projects succeed. 

    The West Kent Community Chest is one way that we support our residents and local groups to build successful and resilient communities. We can provide financial assistance to help get your project ideas off the ground and bring your community together – this could be running an activity, developing an existing project, or starting something completely new.

    There are two different levels of funding available:

    Image of couple litter picking- text states 'Smaller community groups and individual led applications maximum application £500' picture of group running a food bank - text states external groups and organisations, maximum application £1000     

    In addition, if you have a project idea and would like some support to develop it, please email us at CommunityDevelopment@wkha.org.uk

    • Smaller grants up to £500

      This funding is for smaller groups and individual led applications

      • The maximum amount for awards is £500 per calendar year. There is no minimum amount.
      • You may apply for three consecutive years only, with a gap of one year before re-application.
      • If you do not have a group bank account, we can purchase items on your behalf.

      Requirements:

      • You must be able to demonstrate resident demand for the project.
      • 50% of the people benefiting from the funding must be West Kent Housing Association residents.
      • Open membership – everyone living in the area should be able to get involved with your project.
      • Appropriate risk assessments must be in place to cover the planned activity.

      Please refer to our terms and conditions below for more information.

    • Larger grants of up to £1000

      This funding is for non-profit organisations and groups who provide activities and services to West Kent Housing Association residents and their communities.

      • The maximum amount for awards is £1000 per calendar year. There is no minimum amount.
      • You may apply for three consecutive years only, with a gap of one year before re-application.
      • Awards will be decided by a panel, that meet quarterly. 
      • Closing dates for applications are:
        • 15 January
        • 15 April
        • 15 July
        • 15 October
      • Payment will be made to your group bank account.

      Requirements:

      • You must be able to demonstrate resident demand for the project
      • 50% of the people benefiting from the funding must be West Kent Housing Association residents
      • Open membership – everyone living in the area should be able to get involved with your project.
      • You will need a bank account in the name of your organisation.
      • Appropriate risk assessments and insurance should be in place to cover the planned activity.
      • You will need appropriate policies and / or procedures for safeguarding, health & safety, and equality, diversity, and inclusion.

      Please refer to our terms and conditions below for more information.

       

    • Terms and conditions

      Images showing 'terms and conditions for West Kent Community chest' depicting the WK Logo and a treasure chest

      By applying for funding from the West Kent Community Chest, you agree to the following terms and conditions. 

    • Apply now

      To apply, please complete the form below. It will take you around 30 minutes to complete. The form can not be saved part-way through.  

      If you have any questions, or need help completing the application form, please contact our Funding Administrator, Angela Jenner, on 01732 749420. If your application is unsuccessful, we will provide feedback on request.

      Application for funding

      Mandatory requirements

      Mandatory requirements

      Sorry, you are not eligible to apply for the West Kent Community Chest. This fund is only for projects where the majority of people taking part are West Kent Housing Association tenants

      About your organisation
      Tell us about your project







      When answering this question, please think about how this supports our priorities listed above

      for example, you could ask participants to complete a feedback form

      Financial

      you may apply for a maximum of £500 for un-constituted groups or £1,000 for groups with a constitution

      We aren’t looking for a breakdown of costs for your whole project, just the grant amount. The breakdown amount should add up to the amount you’ve asked for. For example: gazebo hire £50, raffle prizes, 10 at £10 each = £100, tea and coffee £50, Facebook advertising £20. Total = £220

      Health & Safety

      Please upload a copy of your organisation's safeguarding policies

      Declarations