Welcome to your regional PTA page. Kent is known as the 'Garden of England', with its acres of hop fields and orchards. Did you know that Britain's only officially recognised desert is located at Dungeness, the shingle beach at the southernmost point in Kent?

Local Grants & Support

Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Council for Voluntary Service North West Kent Council for Voluntary Service North West Kent (CVSNWK) is a membership body for the local Voluntary and Community sector in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley.
Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Medway Voluntary Action (MVA) MVA continues to work towards a Medway where communities are active, empowered and connected. They support local not-for-profit organisations, groups and community members to develop skills, build resources and amplify their voice.
East Kent Together Connecting and supporting schools in east Kent.

Gatwick Airport Community Trust

Awards grants annually for deserving projects within the area of benefit which covers parts of East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. Read more on funding and grants.

Kent Children's University Supporting children, young people and their families with home learning and enrichment opportunities.
Kent Community Foundation They have a number of funds open for applications - you can apply either to a specific fund if your project meets the criteria set for that fund or you can apply to one of four 'themed' funds. All Community Foundations (UK)
Kent County Council Various community grants and funding.
Kent Gardens Trust Kent Gardens Trust is hoping to run a programme of activities in schools.
Kent Resilience Hub HeadStart Kent and Reconnect have resources and grants available for organisations and young people across Kent.
Kent Sport Funding streams administered Kent Sport and links to other sport funding opportunities.
Medway Council Medway Council's schools and learning information.
The Music Education Hub Funding is available to be distributed directly to schools so that music education opportunities, as listed in their funding terms and conditions, can take place.
The Virtual School It has a vast array of free resources for schools to support understanding of trauma and attachment.

Local service organisations

Find your local Lions Club or Rotary Club.

Tip: For Lions Club, search using town names for the most accurate results.

National retailers' local branches

National retailers can also assist local schools. Please reach out to your local branches for the following retailers: 

The Asda FoundationCo-op (Local Community Fund), Pets At Home, Tesco Community Grants (contact, The WHSmith Trust (Community Grants), Wickes Community Programme

Supermarket Community Champions

Online contact/email: ASDA

Visit in person: Aldi, Co-op, Iceland, Lidl, Marks & SpencerM&S store locator, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, SPARSPAR store locator, Tesco-Tesco store locator, Waitrose

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK.

Review successful grant awards from your local area(s), below:

Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Sevenoaks, Shepway, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells

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Below you will find links to a directory of local suppliers and your regional Facebook group.

Find Local Event and Fundraising Suppliers