Apply for a share in grant funding

Organisations from across Kent as well as parts of Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and West Sussex are invited to apply for grants worth £200 to £25,000 from one of the country’s oldest charities.

The Rochester Bridge Trust has opened a new round of grant schemes for 2016 and welcomes applications related to heritage structures; history and agriculture; the River Medway; and civil engineering, including education projects.

Bridge Clerk Sue Threader explained: “The Trust’s main purpose is to provide crossings of the River Medway, however, when funds allow our trustees are able to offer a range of grants.

“We particularly welcome applications to fund well-planned projects from sound and well-governed organisations.

“In the past, these have ranged from supporting a primary school’s construction club to providing funds towards Medway Aircraft Preservation Society’s ongoing restoration of the Short Scion Floatplane.”

Applications are welcome from areas associated with the Rochester Bridge Trust: the historic county of Kent; Hassocks in West Sussex; Springthorpe, Somerby and Corringham in Lincolnshire; and Holme and Conington in Cambridgeshire.

Applicants are asked to familiarise themselves with the full grant criteria before making an application. This information, along with advice and case studies, can be viewed at our websites Grants page.

Round 1 grant applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, 12th April 2016, with two further rounds closing in July and October.