Love Kingston is a Community Foundation Fund that aims to reduce inequality in the borough of Kingston through giving grants to local charities.
Part of London’s growing Place Based Giving movement, Love Kingston encourages philanthropic giving to build the legacy fund, runs and takes part in a variety of local fundraising events, enabling greater community connectivity.
How we can help our residents
Too many residents in our rapidly growing, ageing and diversifying borough are isolated from both people and place.
Losing loved ones, frailty, language barriers and mental ill-health are just some of the challenges local people face.
Love Kingston grants help support the organisations and people challenging this locally.
With your help we can make Kington a positive place for all to live, work, study and visit.
What do we do with the money?
We recently asked the charities that received a grant for feedback:
The grant provided hot food and social assistance once a week to homeless and vulnerable people in Kingston, many with physical and medical health problems. “We did not anticipate quite so much need! Attendees rose from an average of 16 in January 2018 to 65 in February 2019.”
We were able to run to relationship building courses for local families. One of the dads said “I trust my son’s abilities more.”
A small arts centre was able to “provide bursaries for children to take part in our drama classes; a film night for refugees; a project for people with dementia and put on our annual pantomime. The funding has been really useful because it has enabled us to do things more quickly.”
2019 Small Grants for Intergenerational project were given to: