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October 2018

The Trust is delighted to announce that its new programme - Investing in Communities - is now open for applications.  Please visit the 'How To Apply' webpage for more information.

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September 2018

The Trust is pleased to announce the details of its five new funding programmes which will be phased into operation over the coming months.  Please visit the 'How to Apply' webpage for more information.

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September 2018

The Trust will announce its new five-year funding strategy in the week beginning 17 September 2018.  Revisit this website to find out more about the Trust's funding programmes 2019 - 2024.

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July 2018 - Five Year Strategic Review

The Colyer-Fergusson Trustees met at the end of June to review their grant programmes and make strategic funding plans for the future.  Their new funding strategy and grant programmes will be announced in September 2018.

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November 2016 - Rochester Cathedral

Chairman of Trustees, Nicholas Fisher was pleased to open the Colyer-Fergusson Room at Rochester Cathedral on 1 November 2016.  The Trust made a significant grant to the cathedral for important work to the crypt and adjoining  rooms which were previously under-utilised.  The grant enabled the Cathedral to strip out the space and reorder it flexibly, creating a choir rehearsal area large enough to accommodate groups of singers and musicians.  It also enabled the Cathedral to  provide access to the crypt for disabled people – an important, but difficult and expensive matter in such an old building.

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June 2016 - Hardship Awards Programme

The Trust is keen to expand its successful hardship awards programme across Kent, with the aim of reaching a larger number of young people with poverty of opportunity.  Organisations interested in becoming a CFCT Referral Partner should visit our 'How to Apply' page and download the Guidance Material.

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2013 was an important year for the Trust.  Its three year funding programmes came to a conclusion and the Trustees used it as an opportunity to pause and reflect on the impact of their grants.  In January 2013 they closed the grant application process and embarked on a strategic review.  The office team evaluated the grants that had been made over the preceding ten years; investigated high priority and under-funded social needs within Kent and consulted extensively with the Kent voluntary sector.  These detailed investigations have been incorporated in the Trust’s new funding policies.     This new set of programmes also will be carefully monitored and in due course grants will be reviewed and evaluated to ensure that the Trust’s funds continue to be well-spent.  Links to the left provide information about previous grants and allow website visitors to download the Trust’s audited accounts and other publications of interest.