Who will benefit?

 

The Foundation is now well established and is continuing to make donations to charities. For more information on grants we have paid to date please see our Donation Schedule

 

We have also recently filed our Annual Report for year ended 31st March 2017 which includes further details of the charities we have supported in that year.  WMCF Report 2017

 

In the meantime, you will see below examples of the types of charity we can help.

 

Fynvola Foundation

Fynvola Foundation is a unique nursing home environment in Faversham exclusively for people with learning disabilities who need nursing and palliative end of life care. A grant of £2,000 provided by the Whitehead Monckton Charitable Foundation has been used towards the purchase of a specially adapted minibus which is required so that more of their residents can travel out into the community in safety and in comfort. The new minibus required lots of adaptation to carry wheelchairs and other specialist equipment that the residents need. Staff members are now more able to take residents out into the community to go shopping, swimming, visit local attractions or out for lunch.

RSPB

The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home and secure a healthy environment for wildlife. A recent initiative in Kent has been to create new habitats for breeding seabirds in Dungeness. One such project included installing viewing platforms and purchasing a boat with a ramp to allow vegetation to be removed from the  nesting islands. A grant of £3,000 was recently made by the Whitehead Monckton Charitable Foundation to assist with the purchase of the boat.

Maidstone Museums’ Foundation

Maidstone Museums’ Foundation supports the town’s three museums and aspires to preserve local heritage and culture. A refurbishment of the Ancient Egyptian and Greek gallery has recently been completed. This features a digital reconstruction of the Egyptian mummy called Ta-Kesh, thought to be a teenage girl from circa 600BC, whose mummified body has been at the museum since the 1850s. Experts digitally reconstructed the mummy’s face, head and shoulders. A grant of £3,500 provided by the Whitehead Monckton Charitable Foundation has been used to commission a film on the reconstruction process which is shown in the gallery and is used during school workshops. Grant funds have also been used to purchase a touchscreen giving visitors the ability to engage with the digital version of Ta-Kesh.