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  • 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

  • June 25, 2019

    Charivari’s “Night At The Movies”

    The beat of drums will echo through Folkestone’s streets on Saturday 6 July as Strange Cargo’s thrilling Charivari Day returns to the town. The 2019 carnival parade is themed A Night at the Movies and promises a “celebration of cinema,… Read More

  • June 20, 2019

    New Money Advice Service Available in Folkestone

    A new project has been launched by Folkestone Rotary Club, working in conjunction with Citizens Advice and Kent Coast Volunteering, that aims to help families deal with problem debt and turn their lives around. Money Matters Folkestone provides support for people… Read More

  • June 4, 2019

    Annual Festival of Music and Arts returns to Romney Marsh this July

    JAM on the Marsh 2019 takes place on Romney Marsh from 4 – 14 July, with music, exhibitions, children’s events, theatrical performances, poetry recitals and a tour of some of the renowned churches of the marsh. Notable events will include… Read More

  • May 30, 2019

    Folkestone Coastal 10K 2019 Enjoys Excellent Turnout

    Over 700 runners took part in the 8th Folkestone Coastal 10K run on Sunday 26 May. Decent weather over the bank holiday weekend also encouraged plenty of , spectators who lined the route, contributing to make a great atmosphere. Runners took… Read More

  • May 17, 2019

    News of Folkestone Artworks

    With the 2020 Folkestone Triennial exhibition at an advanced planning stage, more artworks have been added to the permanent collection, “Folkestone Artworks”. Folkestone Artworks is a collection of pieces originally commissioned for the Triennial and has grown to become one… Read More

  • February 7, 2019

    2019 Applications

    If you would like to apply for a grant in 2019 please note the following deadlines: 22 February (for the March meeting) 31 May (for the June meeting) 26 August (for the September meeting) 28 October (for the November meeting)…. Read More

  • February 7, 2019


    Funding has been secured for a new three year project that will support the community in East Folkestone. It will fund a full-time community worker, Jon Clarke, who has been working in the area for many years and is well-known… Read More

  • May 23, 2018

    Some Donations by The Trust in 2018

    Trustees of The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust meet to consider applications five times a year. Most of the Trust’s support is focused on charitable activity in and around Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh and other parts of south east… Read More