Kent Funders join forces to Increase Health and Wellbeing Grants, Summer 2023

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust and the Philip and Connie Phillips Foundation have created a new funding partnership to help more small charities in Kent access health and wellbeing funding.

Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust (CFCT) has been making grants for over 50 years in Kent and Medway, supporting thousands of charities and vulnerable and disadvantaged people.

The Philip and Connie Phillips Foundation (PCPF) made its first grants in only April 2021, after being established by gifts in the wills of two long term Kent residents.

The Foundation has a particular focus on supporting people with a long-term health condition or disability and those who are elderly and isolated.

As a new Foundation it received considerable interest, and found it was having to turn down many high-quality applications.

The two funders saw the benefit of working in partnership to increase access to health and wellbeing funding.

This is particularly important in the wake of the pandemic and a rise in health inequalities, and against the backdrop of small charities seeing soaring demand, rising costs, and squeezed public finances.

This collaboration is mutually seen by both groups as a step towards increasing their reach and impact through more charities benefitting from their health and wellbeing funding from the two organisations.

For further information about this new partnership, you can contact Jacqueline Rae, CEO at The Trust on 07551 838415.

You can also contact Lisa Weaks, Charity Lead and Director of The Foundation on 07970 898771, or by email at

Launched recently, a new round of funding is available from PCPF.

The deadline for applications is 23rd October 2023, with more information at the Foundation’s website.

The CFCT continue their call for applications for their various funding programmes available to local charities.

The Trust advise their schemes are Continuous Rolling Programmes; there is no deadline and applications can be accepted at any time. More details can be found at the Trust’s website.

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