The Philip and Connie Phillips Foundation makes grants to support charities in Kent and Medway who demonstrate their impact on the health and wellbeing of their local community.

Who can apply?

  • Registered charities located and operating in the area covered by Kent County Council and Medway
  • Charities with total annual income between £10,000 and £1 million, as shown in your most recent set of accounts

Our Priorities

The Foundation has the following funding priority areas:

Elderly and Isolated

We want to support charities working with people who are elderly and isolated, particularly in rural areas. This may include activities to help improve people’s lives, or meal services, befriending, advice or other support.


We support charities who help people who are homeless, lack stable accommodation or are in insecure or vulnerable housing.  

Combatting the effects of deprivation

We support charities who are combatting the effects of deprivation such as food and hygiene poverty, or provide support for vulnerable families.

People with a long-term health condition or disability

We fund charities who support people living with disabilities and long-term health conditions, including helping people manage at home independently.

What we will fund

  • Contributions to general running costs, volunteer costs, salaries and project costs
  • Most grants will be in the region of £5,000 to £10,000 and could be spread over one or two years
  • We will have three grant rounds each year

What we will not fund

  • Charities based outside of the area of Kent County Council and Medway or charities whose work takes place outside of this area
  • Charities with income under £10,000 or over £1 million
  • Contributions to capital appeals, including the restoration and conservation of buildings
  • Equipment (unless as a percentage of project costs)
  • Individuals
  • Academic research, scholarships or bursaries
  • Nurseries, schools and colleges
  • Work which has already taken place