If you are a parent or child who would like to receive funding from Help a Maidstone Child, the first step is to contact a professional body. Examples of these are your school teacher, health visitor, social worker, police officer, probation officer, nurse or doctor.
If you are a qualified professional eg Doctor/Social Worker/Teacher you can also apply on behalf of a child, providing you have parental agreement.
The child in question must live within the borough of Maidstone and be under 18 years of age.
As these are for individual children, we aim to accept or reject applications quickly so we call them Rapid Response Grants, and they are determined by a panel of three members. Funds are only distributed to the professional sponsor and we will never give cash.
There is no time limit for making Rapid Response applications, merely the size of our pot of donations, and we work on a first come, first served basis.
Applications for 2016 are now closed as all funds have been distributed. We will be taking applications again in April 2017.
Groups that work to help disadvantaged children
If you are a voluntary organisation working with children and / or young people, you can apply for one of our Maintenance Grants. This is a modest amount of one-off funding which must be used to improve the lives of local children/young people in need. It can be used to cover core/running costs. Organisations can nominate themselves. The children being helped must live within the borough of Maidstone. These grants are distributed once a year, usually in the spring.
Applications for 2016 are now closed and funding to successful organisations has been distributed.
Please follow us via the website, Facebook, or Twitter and look out for notice that new applications are invited. These notices are generally publicised in March/April.
All funding applications are decided upon by a panel, consisting of between five and nine members, and all applicants are advised about the results usually in June.
To find out more about receiving funding please contact Jacqueline Bobb, CVS Manager at Involve Kent on 01622 677337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org