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FUNDING: Linda Hogan Community Fund

Linda Hogan Community Fund

Status: Open to applications
Application Deadline: 15 October 2013


Financial assistance is available to groups and organisations who provide, or will provide, services to residents living in areas across Kent.


Maximum Value: £ 500

Value Notes

The maximum amount that will be awarded to any one organisation over the course of a calendar year is £500. This may be through more than one application spread across different rounds.

  • The March round will offer grants of less than £250.
  • The June and October rounds will offer grants of up to £500.

Extended Description

The Linda Hogan Community Fund is provided and administered by Kent charity West Kent Extra (WKE). Funding is intended to support community groups for projects and activities that help their local communities.

The fund is particularly keen to support groups that are led by local people and community champions. Priority will be given to new and existing groups for projects that encourage more people to get involved in their local communities and to build strong neighbourhoods.

Latest Information

There are three rounds of funding per year. 2013 deadlines: 15 March; 15 June; and 15 October.

Key Criteria

Funding is available for:

  • Groups and 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.

Priority will be given to groups that are led/managed by local people and community champions.

Unconstituted groups without a bank account will need to have the support of an umbrella or partner organisation to assist with finance and administration. The panel are keen to support smaller organisations where the money will make a real impact and organisations with a high turnover and significant reserves are less likely to be successful.

Eligible Expenditure

Services and activities should help West Kent Extra realise its key aims. These are:

  • Services and activities that help to prevent debt, provide financial advice and reduce poverty.
  • Projects that support and encourage volunteering.
  • Activities and services for older people.
  • Activities and services for young people and children.
  • Activities that promote community engagement and cohesion.

Priority will be given to projects that encourage local people to get involved.


The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Services that are the main responsibility of local authority, council, education and other statutory agencies.
  • Projects that may create friction in communities or set one group of people against another.
  • Projects that overlap with, or repeat, what others are doing in the applicant's neighbourhood.
  • Individuals.
  • Retrospective applications.

Application Procedure

Application forms are available to download from the West Kent website.

Addresses and contacts

Application forms may be available to download on this site – please see the downloadable files on the right hand panel at the top of this page – or alternatively please check the funding body’s own website.

Contact details:
Colleen Coode West Kent Extra
101 London Road
Sevenoaks, Kent
TN13 1AX
Telephone: 01732 749420
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