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17th November 2015 - Press Release

Last call for applications to Port of Dover Community Fund



Community groups and voluntary organisations have until next Friday, November 27 at 5pm to apply to the Port of Dover Community Fund.

The body which administers the fund, Kent Community Foundation, says that £70,000-worth of grants were awarded in May, at the inaugural panel meeting.

The scheme – overseen by the foundation and funded by the Port – is open to projects or groups which enhance the town’s skills and job prospects, or benefit its social, cultural or environmental credentials. The panel is looking for projects which are meeting a clear need and demand, and which can show a positive impact on the lives of Dover residents.

Community bodies and organisations can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £10,000. Their bids are then assessed by an independent panel of experts, each of whom has a strong link to Dover.

Natalie Smith, from Kent Community Foundation, said: “There is still time to get your applications in – this is a real opportunity for community groups to get financial support for their work, particularly small, grassroots organisations doing excellent work on a local level.”

Tim Waggott, the Port of Dover’s Chief Executive, said: “We are really keen to encourage Dover’s community to put in bids. This fund is about putting the Port at the heart of its community and making a real and lasting difference.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

  • Further enquiries about the funding awards should be  made to Natalie Smith, Fund Manager, Kent Community Foundation - samantha@kentcf.org.uk / 01303 814 500.
  • For more information on the Port of Dover Community Fund, please visit - http://www.kentcf.org.uk/apply/funding-round/#PortofDover.
  • For more information on Kent Community Foundation, please visit - http://www.kentcf.org.uk/
  • Previous Community Fund beneficiaries include: Cinque Ports Community Kitchen CIC, Dover Music Festival, Dover Partnership Against Crime (CPAC), Deal Festival of Music and the Arts and Bechange.

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