Support Us

Lets Make Business a Great Cause!

Here’s why we need your help.

The Kent Foundation provides FREE business mentoring and support to young people in Kent. Starting your own business is not an easy option for anyone, and it is especially challenging for young people. We believe these young people should get every opportunity to succeed in becoming our future generation of business leaders, and we are committed to making their businesses successful. In the last 12 months we have supported over 150 young entrepreneurs and business owners in Kent. Over 1200 meetings have been held between Kent Foundation volunteer business mentors and their mentees as well as delivered a range of workshops and master classes and hosted regular Mastermind classes. So why support us? We need to be capable of supporting 250 start-up businesses with the quality service we already provide by 2023. We are already responding to an increase in need for our business support, the need to grow our team of volunteers and make sure that all this is all delivered by the commitment of a staff team passionate about young people succeeding in business. Let’s make business a great cause! together.

Donate to The Kent Foundation.

The Kent Foundation delivers business support free of charge to support business growth in Kent. Sustaining this relies heavily on your donations. All donations received will go directly to supporting young people in business. Research shows that mentored startups grow 3.5x faster.

Fundraising

As a charity, fundraising is extremely important to us. We need the support of the Kent business community to help raise funds for us to keep up with the increase in demand for our services, and to increase the chance of success for the next generation of young business owners. Together we will contribute to the growth and vibrancy of the Kent economy.

Sponsorship

As a local charity making a big difference we can provide great opportunity for Kent businesses, and networking groups to become key partners. By sponsoring us you will be making a real difference to Kent’s young people – To enable our essential service we invest £500 per year for each business our mentors support. This is incredible value, ultimately giving a significant return to the Kent economy and supporting the future of business in Kent – today!

Volunteering

Do you have a little spare time? Some skills you think may be useful to the work we do? Then why not become a volunteer for The Kent Foundation. We have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved and we would love to hear from you.

For more information about becoming one of our Volunteer Business Mentors have a look through the Role Description and Application Form below

Other ways to help….

Easyfundraising

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for The Kent Foundation with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

  1. Go to Easyfundraising and join for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to Easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to The Kent Foundation at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and The Kent Foundation will be really grateful for your donations.

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support The Kent Foundation, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.co.uk on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping App for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price to The Kent Foundation. Watch the video below to see how you set it up.