Community Chest Awards for Local Causes

20th Aug 2018

Tenterden Town Council's external committee has announced the names of the 10 local organisations which will benefit from the £165,000 Community Chest fund.


The announcement, confirmed at the committee's meeting on Monday (13 August), is the final step in a detailed consultation process managed by a task group wholly made up of Tenterden residents.


The Community Chest was set aside last year for projects which would benefit, and be supported by, the community as a whole, and was from the sale of council-owned land.


These are the organisations which will be receiving Community Chest funds....


  • The Tuesdays and Ruby Tuesdays - Stage and equipment. £12,000.
  • Tenterden Youth Club - New floor and upgraded toilets. £8,500.
  • Tenterden Social Hub - £19,000 towards a minibus, with a recommendation for further funding in addition to the Community Chest grant.
  • Tenterden Primary Federation - School computers. £19,500.
  • Tenterden & District Museum – WW1 Centenary exhibition. £19,250.
  • Tenterden Cricket Club - New wickets and drainage. £24,000.
  • Tenterden Amateur Boxing Club - Mezzanine floor. £10,582.
  • St Michaels Village Hall - Kitchen. £24,000.
  • St Michaels and All Angels PCC - Footpath. £8,000.
  • Smallhythe Cricket Club – Clubhouse improvements. £1,750.
  • 2nd Tenterden Scout Group - Site extension/car park. £18,500.


The committee also agreed that an application for a grant of £750,000 towards the major re-ordering project for St Mildred's Church should be considered outside this process but have asked the organisers of the appeal to provide further information.