Love Kingston, formerly part of Kingston Voluntary Action, recently achieved independent charitable status, and the Kingston Charitable Foundation was established in February 2021.
Kingston Charitable Foundation will continue to build on the excellent reputation and heritage of Love Kingston. Love Kingston will remain our much-loved local community fundraising project; under the new Kingston Charitable Foundation, which will continue to grow the charitable fund, in-order to provide grants to charities, both now and into the distant future.
The last year has been a year like no other, but through the adversity, the very best of human kindness and altruism has shone through; we have been reaching out locally to find who these local heroes, and small organisations are, that have been helping at the heart of our community to see how we can help them in the ways that they need.
We established our Grants Programme, through this we have awarded over 20 grants since launching at the beginning of the year, to community groups and small charities, in response to the needs of our communities. Further to this, we have recently extended our grants programme application criteria to include larger local charities, who would like to apply on behalf of individuals and families that use their services. It is wonderful to see all the amazing work these local groups are doing and the impact that they have on those in their own communities, our panel is delighted to support these organisations and the incredible work they do. We have recently made material changes to our grant giving process and are here to directly help individuals and families - with your help through awarding grants to organisations to specifically help those most in need, right now. By awarding grants, Kingston Charitable Foundation enables community groups and small charities to continue to deliver much needed services and support. “We are all stronger together” If you would like to help please donate today.Who have we helped and what do they have to say?
From March until October we awarded grants to Voices of Hope, Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre, Peterson’s Fund for Children, Chessington Community Food Project, RBKares, Sewing4Kingston and Save the World Club, Brighter Living, Thames Sailing Club, Global Rise, Nanoom, Kingston Kerala Centre, KAG Advocacy, and QMC.
“I spoke to a lady who cried with relief when she knew meals were coming tonight. I cannot stress how much these meals are needed and you have helped make this work possible’. Gillie Taylor, Voices of Hope.Do you know of a community group or charity that needs our help?
We have a simple grant application process and a very friendly team that can help you if needed.So, if you know a charitable organisation in Kingston upon Thames Borough that you think we could support, please contact Justine Belcher
and the best bit is they can apply for up to three grants a year.
If you would like to discuss our new foundation for Kingston and how you could help, please contact our CEO, Hicky Kingsbury
Join us in our vision to build stronger communities, where everyone's needs are met.