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Maidstone Cares

Maidstone cares fund

Maidstone Cares is crowdfunding to support our most vulnerable residents across the Borough of Maidstone through the Covid-19 crisis.

So many residents are already helping and supporting neighbours, family and friends and we are really appreciative of this. Here you can help our community by donating to provide additional support to those most in need.

The money raised will ensure food banks have enough food to feed families and individuals who may go without as this crisis continues. The charity organisations support through befriending services for those who are isolated and alone.

Donate to Maidstone Cares


Kent Community Foundation Fund

They are raising funds to help smaller organisations to sustain themselves through an incredibly difficult time allowing them to carry on their vital work across Kent.

So far, for the Kent Community Foundation Fund over £16m has been raised already, £2.5m was distributed just a week after the appeal was launched by HRH Prince William several weeks ago. This is possible thanks to the generosity of the UK public, major charitable trusts and corporate donations. If you would like to further donate please use the link below:

Donate to the Kent Community Foundation Fund

These funds can help support Kent’s vulnerable individuals and local community groups at this time. Please make sure they are aware of how they can apply too.

Apply to fund

Full details on the Kent Community Foundation Fund website.


British Red Cross

The British Red Cross is also raising and distributing funds to support communities made most vulnerable by the coronavirus outbreak. With your help, we can make a real difference to people in their hour of need.

Full details on the British Red Cross website.


Volunteering

You can find local volunteering opportunities by visiting:

Before you apply please read the following to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

How to help safely

The most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others can be found on GOV.UK

You should only leave the house for one of four reasons, and one of these is to provide care or to help a vulnerable person. Even when you are doing this, you need to do so safely. You should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres (6 feet) apart from anyone outside of your household.

Full guidance on how to help safely