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  • July 21, 2020

    Folkestone Church raising money to remain dry

    The Parish Church of St Mary & St Eanswythe in Folkestone is raising funds to continue essential repairs to its roof and exterior walls. The repairs will in turn help protect historic murals that have been threatened by leaking rainwater…. Read More

  • July 2, 2020

    Folkestone Haven Opens for Face to Face Meetings

    Funded by the NHS and a consortium of Kent based Trusts, including The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, the Folkestone Haven provides advice for anyone feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious. The service has been up and running since April, but COVID19 has… Read More

  • June 1, 2020

    Community Development Worker receives RDHCT funding for 10th year running

    The East Folkestone Community Development Worker (further details here), Jon Clarke, is an important service provided by the Folkestone Baptist Church. The support provided by Jon includes keeping the community together, preventing loneliness and isolation and trying to improve mental… Read More

  • May 11, 2020

    Folkestone Coastwatch Needs You!

    RDHCT has provided a grant of £2500 to Folkestone Coastwatch to help fund its annual running costs. Folkestone Coastwatch is part of the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) which assists in the protection and preservation of life at sea and along… Read More

  • May 7, 2020

    New funding towards replacement for mobile cancer care unit

    The charity Hope for Tomorrow has received £10,000 funding from RDHCT towards the costs of purchasing a new body for their East Kent mobile cancer care unit, ‘Caron’. Based at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, the unit was launched in 2013… Read More

  • April 2, 2020

    Folkestone Haven – support for mental health

    The Folkestone Haven has been designed to support adult (18+) residents of Folkestone and Hythe District in a self-defined mental health crisis. In light of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID- 19), the Folkestone Haven will be opening on 6th April as… Read More

  • December 23, 2019

    Folkestone Rotary’s Fund-Raising Success

    Folkestone Rotary has reported that proceeds from the 2019 Folkestone Half Marathon, held on 29 September, reached an impressive £34,398. This means that over £½ million has now been raised since the event began in 2006, providing invaluable support to… Read More

  • December 19, 2019

    2020 Applications

    If you would like to apply to the Trust for a grant in 2020 please note the following deadlines: 24 January (for the February meeting)6 March (for the April meeting)15 May (for the June meeting)28 August (for the September meeting)… Read More

  • December 19, 2019

    RDHCT Support for Kent Autistic Trust

    The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust has awarded a grant of £10,000 to Kent Autistic Trust to help fund its Family Support service. KAT provides information, advice and support to those affected by Autism, including parents and carers, reaching around… Read More

  • November 30, 2019

    Zest Event Proves a Highlight of 2019

    Hundreds of people gathered at an arts event with a difference at Westgate Hall in Canterbury in mid November. Organised as part of Bright Shadow’s “Zest” programme, Zest Together celebrated the coming together of groups from across east Kent whose… Read More

  • August 21, 2019

    Sea Festival Brightens Bank Holiday Weekend

    Sandgate Sea Festival 2019 takes place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August. The highlight of the evening on Saturday 24th will be a spectacular firework display, accompanied by a performance of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks by the… Read More

  • August 19, 2019

    Big Crowds Expected for Hythe Venetian Fete

    The biennial Hythe Venetian Fete, one of the traditional highlights of Kent’s events calendar, returns to the Royal Military Canal on Wednesday 21 August. This carnival parade is a collection of floating tableaux, combining pageantry, live music and a range… Read More