The Great Big Green Week celebrates community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.

Kent Community Foundation is committed tosupporting projects which protect Kent’s beautiful countryside and coastline and address social issues which are intertwined with environmental impact.During Great Big Green Week, they are  highlighting the financial support that is available for charities and community groups who want to affect change.

Kent Community Foundation award funding from their Environment Themed Programme to projects improving local spaces and encouraging more sustainable ways of living that understand the link between poverty of life and poverty of environment and aim to improve the most affected  communities.  Projects may include the planting of trees and hedging regeneration, restoration of local habitats, organised litter picking, and beach cleans, community garden projects, projects focused on educating children about local wildlife and nature or learning about growing and cooking your own food or  initiatives using solar panels or insulation to make community buildings greener.

Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “We believe that local community action can be at the heart of delivering valuable solutions to lessen our impact on the environment, and importantly, offer benefits that local people can reap. Through our funding we want to  help address the potential future impacts of warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers on the future prosperity, environmental quality, and health and well-being of our local communities. Earlier this year  we awarded £4,050 to the Healthy Living Centre in Dartford from our Environment Themed Programme to support their project to create a forest garden and straw bale eco-classroom at Dartford Science and Technology College and we hope to fund many more projects in the Dartford area.”

To find out more about funding from Kent Community Foundation’s  Environment Themed Programme visit  or to find out more about The Great Big Green Week visit