The Net Community Hub has been chosen as the Medway recipient for the Kent Community Foundation’s new Core Support Fund.
The Core Support Fund will have a significant impact on the delivery of our services in Weedswood, one of the most deprived areas of Medway. It’s a three year programme to cover core costs, with the Net receiving £12,000 for the first year.
The Net manager, Jaye Nolan, says: “This is fantastic news from Kent Community Foundation, who’ve already been so supportive of us in the past two years. As a tiny charity that punches above its weight for our local community, the core funding is a real boost and will enable us to do so much more to combat social isolation in our vulnerable, elderly and isolated residents.”
The Net Hub Vice Chairman, Geoff Waters, comments: “It’s absolutely outstanding and a perfect testimony to Jaye’s hard work, initiative and commitment since joining as the NET Community Hub as our manager. Although only part time, she provides leadership well beyond expectations.”
Front-line organisations invest a great deal of resource into applying for funding, and sometimes find it challenging to secure funding for their core work and overheads like utilities, rent and service delivery staff. This grant comes at the perfect time for The Net, and will allow us to consolidate their services and make much needed improvements to the hub.
Natalie Smith, Director or Grants and Impact at Kent Community Foundation comments: “We received a huge number of applications for our Core Support Fund, with Medway being the most over-subscribed district. We are well placed to understand the importance of unrestricted and multi-year support to grassroots organisations and we look forward to seeing the impact of this funding on their communities over the three years.”