Monday, 31 March 2008

ITV Local teams up with Kent Community Foundation

Getting new content for ITV Local is always exciting especially when it means you have a new media partnership in place.

We have been in talks with Kent Community Foundation for a few weeks and have now set up a special ITV Local channel dedicated to their work in the local community.

Based in Ashford, Kent Community Foundation is a charitable foundation set up to encourage philanthropy for the benefit of the people of Kent. Their concept is simple; they provide the means for individuals and organisations to establish their own charitable ‘funds’ which benefit local people.

I have been filming with some of these organisations in order to launch the channel and have met many fantastic people over the last few weeks.

Here are some examples of projects that Kent Community Foundation has funded in the past. Click the title to watch the video.

Invicta Valiants, Ashford
Ward and Partners helped fund the Invicta Valiants football team for disabled children. The FA and Kent FA have now formed a county junior disability league and cup that included the Invicta Valiants team.

Unit 1 Skate Park, Rochester
Sport Relief sponsored Unit 1 to help re-open the park. The money is also being used to create new spaces within it for the young to meet in a positive and social environment. Meet the team of volunteers and skaters here.

Dover Youth Theatre
The Local Network Fund gave money to Dover’s first youth theatre to help fund theatrical performances. The Dover Youth Theatre advances the education of young people in the art of drama, theatre, films, music song and dance.

For more about Kent Community Foundation visit their dedicated channel.

Also – if you have been helped by the foundation or just want to share your story visit YourNews to upload to ITV Local.

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