Our aim is to raise money for local and regional charities.  We operate on a two-year cycle, nominating charities at the start of this cycle and donating at the end.

Current charities

Our current cycle started in January 2015.

  • West Kent Mind: one of over 180 local Mind associations (LMAs) which are affiliated to the national charity Mind.  Mind is here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. Their mission is to work with and on behalf of people with mental health needs, ensuring their fair and equal treatment, and to promote better mental health for all.
  • A women and children’s refuge in West Kent which provides safe housing and support for victims of domestic violence.

We also support many local charities. Full details of our most recent donations, in February 2015, can be found here.

A Contingency Fund of £1,000 has also been created to support local charities or individuals in need of charitable assistance where this need arises at other times of the year.

Charity nomination process

Charities are nominated at the end of each Carnival year.  Details of how to nominate charities will be published here.

Previous charities

In previous years we have been pleased to support:

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