We support charities to improve people’s health and wellbeing. This could include providing access to services, supporting people and families facing financial hardship (such as foodbanks and debt advice) or helping to combat isolation (such as befriending services or social inclusion projects).
Below are some of the charities who have recently received a grant:
Thanet Community Development Trust – Awarded £10,000
Every year the Trust helps around 500 people in Thanet, Kent. The Philip and Connie Phillips Foundation supported their work with a grant towards Craft Club, a social inclusion project. Andrew Morris at the Trust told us: “Through PCPF’s support, almost 60 people were able to access this service and gain confidence, make new friends, improve their physical and mental wellbeing, learn new skills, and be a part of society again. Without PCPF’s support, this would not have been possible and dozens of new friendships would never have happened.”
Making a Difference to Maidstone – Awarded £5,000
The charity’s many services include a foodbank supplying all things for house and home as well as food; an outreach centre for practical, emotional and spiritual support; sign-posting, temporary accommodation for the homeless, and general well-being support and guidance for those in crisis. The funding enabled the charity to reach many more people in need in Maidstone.
Whitstable Umbrella Community Centre – Awarded £7,500
The grant went towards running the Social Pantry – aimed at reducing food waste, food insecurity and social isolation. In its weekly community shop, members can choose from fresh, tinned and snack goods. The project aims to decrease food insecurity and increase community engagement and supports over 50 households a week. More than 25 tonnes of food has been diverted from landfill since its opening in September 2020.