Kent Community Foundation encourages local giving with match challenge

first_img Melanie May | 6 August 2019 | News Kent Community Foundation (KCF) has launched The Lawson Trust Million Pound Endowment Match Challenge, to encourage giving in Kent.The Lawson Trust Million Pound Endowment Match Challenge will deliver an additional £2 million to support charities within Kent and Medway, with every £1 donated matched with another £1 donation from The Lawson Trust.The funds will be invested in perpetuity and the income gained every year will be used for charitable grant-making.The Match Challenge is open to individuals, families, trusts and foundations and businesses wishing to start an endowment fund or build upon an existing endowment fund at Kent Community Foundation.New fund-holders must be committed to setting up a named endowment fund, starting at £50,000 and current fund-holders will need to top-up by £25,000 in order to qualify for the match, with the maximum amount of match available is capped at £100,000.Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said:“Donating to a match fund appeals to philanthropists as over time, the amount distributed will outstrip the original gift, making a lasting legacy for the community. If you, your family or business decided to contribute to a match fund your endowment will be pooled with other funds held at Kent Community Foundation allowing for a broader spectrum of investments, protection of capital and increased returns. And the great news is that by investing donations, the benefit to the recipients is magnified beyond what the donor might have been able to give during his or her life.”Kent Community Foundation was set up in 2001 and has so far distributed over £34 million in grants.  224 total views,  2 views today  225 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Advertisement Kent Community Foundation encourages local giving with match challenge Tagged with: matched giving About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Update – NW Support group says event cancellation won’t effect subsidised flights for cancer…

first_img Previous articleWoman arrested in Ballyshannon in connection with Bundoran Hit and RunNext articleWoman arrested in relation to Bundoran hit-and-run released News Highland WhatsApp Update – NW Support group says event cancellation won’t effect subsidised flights for cancer patients Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Pinterest Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Facebook Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life center_img By News Highland – September 12, 2013 WhatsApp News Pinterest Facebook Twitter The North West Cancer Support Group says the cancellation of its ‘Bling Ball’ at the end of this month will not effect the provision of subsidised flights from Donegal Airport to Dublin for cancer patients.In a statement on her Facebook page, organiser Mary Mc Ginley of Burtonport who founded the charity, said the lack of support has forced the decision.”It is with much disappointment we have to cancel the event. This is due to the lack of support we have received. We would like to than everyone who have paid for tickets – a refund will be sent to you,” said the statement.In a follow up statement this afternoon, Ms Mc Ginley stressed that the cancellation of the event will in no way effect cancer patients receiving subsidised air fares to Dublin, as those fares are subsidised by the HSE.Getting patients to Dublin by air has always been the group’s main priority she concludes, and will remain so. Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Google+ Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumnlast_img read more