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Supporting local clubs and not-for-profit groups

Community Chest winners

Supporting Local Clubs & Groups

The Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta is keen to support local clubs and groups in the work they are doing.

We can help by passing on some of our funds to groups and organisations in Sittingbourne and surrounding areas. Sonce 2012, we have given out funds totalling £38,104.

Does Your Club Need Extra Funds?

Could your group benefit from funds? Do you know of a local support group that needs financial help for a project? You may know of a football or cricket team for youngsters that is in need of kit or equipment. Or maybe you run a community playgroup, local youth group or senior citizens’ club that could benefit from some financial help for a suitable project.

If so, we would like to hear from you.

2021 Community Chest Applications

  • The opening date for new applications is 27th March 2021
  • The closing date is 31 May 2021 
Awards to be made in June as Covid conditions permit.

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant we have not been able run as many fund-raising events as in a normal year. Due to lower charity funds and large calls on our resources the maximum Community Chest grant this year will be up to £200.

All applications will be considered and decisions taken on merit. This will not exclude groups we have helped in the past. If this sounds interesting get in touch.

The scheme is not for commercial organisations or individuals.

To qualify for funding, you will: 

  • be based in Sittingbourne or the surrounding area
  • be a not-for-profit organisation
  • have a bank account in the name of your club/group

Download: application form (not yet available)

Once completed, please email to communitychest@invictarotary.org 

Distribution of Funds

Distribution of Funds - 2020

Eleven groups were awarded sums totalling £2325. These were to Child's Vision, Imago Community, Companionship at Christmas, Friendly Faces of Kent, Swale Seniors Forum, Demelza Hospice Care for Children, Milton Regis  Bowls Club, Barnardo's, SATEDA, Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne and Swale CVS.

Distribution of Funds - 2019

Twenty-two groups were awarded sums totalling £5280. These were to 9th Sittingbourne Guides, Addaction Young Persons Service Kent, The Avenue Theatre, Child’s Vision, Companionship at Christmas, Creed Outdoor Learning, The Fenner Frost Foundation, Friendly Faces of Kent, Green Cube CIC, Home-Start Sittingbourne and Sheppey, Imago, New Connections Befriending Service, New Leaf Support, St Margaret's, The Salvation Army, Swale Action to End Domestic Abuse, Sittingbourne and Milton Sea Cadets, Sporting Tree Foundation, Swale Community Centres, Swale Gloves Amateur Boxing Club, Swale Seniors Forum and Young at Heart 60+ Luncheon Club.

Distribution of Funds - 2018

Twenty-four groups were awarded sums totalling £5,600. These were to Age UK Faversham & Sittingbourne, Artistic Swirlers, Child’s Vision, Companionship at Christmas, Dragon Explorers Scout Unit, Fenner Frost Foundation, Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne, Milton & Fulston Utd FC, MS Swale, Rodmersham Cricket Club, SATEDA, Sittingbourne 55 Fellowship, Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway, Sittingbourne & Milton District Scout Groups, Sittingbourne Carnival Association, Sittingbourne Community First Responders, Sittingbourne Disabled Club, Sittingbourne in Bloom, Sittingbourne Youth FC, Swale Community & Voluntary Services, Swale Community Centre, Swale Ladies FC, Swale Seniors Forum & Wormshill Village Hall.

Distribution of Funds - 2017

Twenty-one groups were awarded sums totalling £5215. These were Avenue Theatre, Citizens Advice Bureau Swale, Companionship at Christmas, Friends of Milton Creek Country Park, Girlguiding Sittingbourne Division Hornhill, Jimmys Community, MS Swale, New Connections Befriending Scheme-Games Club, New House Sports & Youth Club, Newington Community Sports Club, Phoenix Youth & Social Club, Swale Action To End Domestic Abuse (SATEDA), Sittingbourne 9th Guides, Sittingbourne Community Responders, Sittingbourne Disabled Club, Sittingbourne Heritage Museum, Sittingbourne Parkrun, Sittingbourne Swans FC U13, Swale Gloves Amateur Boxing Club, Upchurch Colts Football Club, Wormshill Village Hall.

Distribution of Funds - 2016

Twenty groups were awarded sums totalling £4938. These were 1st Milton Regis Scout Group, 9th Sittingbourne (Tunstall & Wormshill) Scout Group, Companionship at Christmas, Green Cube CIC, Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne, Iwade ROC Cafe, Swale CVS (New Connections Befriending Scheme), Newington Community Sports Club, Old Forge Wartime House Community Project, Rodmersham Cricket Club, The Salvation Army Corps, Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway, Sittingbourne Carnival Association, Sittingbourne Christmas Lights, Sittingbourne Community Radio, Sittingbourne in Bloom, Sittingbourne Maritime Cadets, Sitti Swans FC, Swale Combined Athletics & Swale Marching Band.

Distribution of Funds - 2015

Twenty-two groups were awarded sums totalling £5475. These were Sittingbourne Swans Junior FC, Swale District Cricket Development Group, Newington Sports Club, Sittingbourne MS Society, Polkadots Arts, Friends of Milton Regis Court Hall, SATEDA, Sittingbourne Salvation Army, Swale Combined Athletics Club, Tunstall & Wormshill Scout Group, Sittingbourne Maritime Cadets, Friends of Milton Creek Country Park, Sittingbourne & Sheppey Fibromyalgia Group, Companionship at Christmas, Hornhill Activity Centre, 9th Sittingbourne Guide unit, New Connexions Befriending, Kent Police/SCC Youth Project, St Mary's Church Upchurch, Skillnet Group Allotment Project, Litter Angels & Milton & Fulston Utd FC.

Distribution of Funds - 2014

Thirteen groups were awarded sums of money totalling £2961. These were The Underground Youth Club, Bapchild Cricket Club, The Willow Tree Project, Sittingbourne Young Boys Football Club, Swale Gloves ABC, Friends of Orchards, Comets Netball Club, The Salvation Army, Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne, Newington Community Sports Club, Newington History Group, Milton Creek Trust and Sittingbourne Fibromyalgia Support.

Distribution of Funds - 2013

Sixteen groups were awarded sums of money totalling £3380. These were Sittingbourne Young Boys Football Club, Litter Angels, Sittingbourne & Milton Explorer Scouts, The Pulse Café, Girl Guiding Sittingbourne, Sittingbourne & Sheppey Fibromyalgia Support Group, Be Our Buddy, Voluntary Action Within Kent, Salvation Army, 9th Sittingbourne Cub Pack,  New Leaf Support, Casa Support, Sittingbourne Army Cadets, Grovepark & Woodgrove Community Centre and Newington Community Sports Club.

Distribution of Funds - 2012

Twelve groups were awarded sums of money totalling £2930. These were Woodcombe Under 8's Football Team, Swale Community Centre, Kent Association for Disabled People (Sittingbourne), Litter Angels, Swale CVS, Faces of Kent, KAB Sittingbourne Blind Fellowship, Upchurch Village Hall, Newington Community Sports Club, The Pulse Café, Sittingbourne & Milton Dragon Explorer Scouts and Salvation Army (Sittingbourne).