Our 2024 finalists have been announced!

The 2024 finalists!

The 2024 Kent Charity Awards finalists have been announced, showcasing the exceptional work of charities and individuals in Kent. Over 70 charities entered the Awards, with more than 40 Trustees and Volunteers being nominated.

The finalists will be invited to a gala Awards evening to be held on 5th September at The Corn Exchange in Rochester.

The judges all agreed that this was, yet again, a tough field of entries to judge but, after much consideration and deliberation, the organisers are delighted to announce the following, well-deserved finalists.

CARE CHARITY OF THE YEAR
Dover Smart Project
Demelza
Kenward Trust
Sateda

BEST USE OF VOLUNTEERS CHARITY OF THE YEAR
Bright Shadow
Nourish Food Bank
Kent Wildlife Rescue Services

MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY OF THE YEAR
West Kent Mind
Emerge Advocacy
The Young Lives Foundation

DISABILTY CHARITY OF THE YEAR
Aspens
Disability Assist for Independent Living
Kent Association for the Blind
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support

CHILDREN’S CHARITY OF THE YEAR
We are Beams
St George’s Community Children’s Project
Pegasus Playscheme
Canterbury and District Early Years Project

LARGE CHARITY OF THE YEAR
AMAT
The Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust
Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex
Porchlight

COMMUNITY CHARITY OF THE YEAR
21 Together
Emmaus Dover
Halpern Charitable Foundation / Nucleus Arts
Thanet Community Development Trust

ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENT CHARITY OF THE YEAR
Kent Wildlife Trust

Communigrow

The Big Cat Sanctuary

RSPCA Canterbury & District
 
START-UP CHARITY OF THE YEAR
Keep Talking Services

The Veterans Association

SPECIAL JUDGES AWARD – FASD Awareness
 
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Alison Wilson – East Kent Rape Crisis Centre
Mick Lowrey -Young Lives Foundation

Bryon Luckhurst – Crossroads Young Carers

Rob Smith – Kent Wildlife Trust
 
TRUSTEE OF THE YEAR
Samuel Barton – Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Services

Ian Colbridge – Aspens

Stephen Field – KASBAH

Janet Garnons-Williams – Sateda
 
The 2024 Kent Charity Awards finalists represent a diverse and dedicated group of charities and individuals committed to making a positive impact on the lives of others. These awards not only celebrate their remarkable achievements but also highlight the incredible work that is happening in Kent within the charity sector.
 
The Kent Charity Awards are kindly sponsored by:  Kreston Reeves, AMEY, Brachers, CAF Bank, Kent Community Foundation, Medway Council, Financial Advice & Services and The KM Media Group
 
 

 

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