The Association has established and supports two charities, both of which are administered by separate Trustees appointed by the Association's Board:
- The Association of Men of Kent & Kentish Men Eduational Charity (Reg. No. 309021), and
- The Association of Men of Kent & Kentish Men Benevolent Fund (Reg. No. 216463).
The objects of the Charity are to:
- Provide competition prizes to any school children resident in Kent, and
- Grant a bursary to any resident of Kent attending higher education.
The Trustees may, from time to time, organise a competition or may decide to offer prizes for a competition organised by others. In either case, the Tustees may specify the criteria to be used in judging such competition and/or the school children who may enter the competition. The Trustees may appoint judges for the competition or may act as judges.
In order to apply for a Bursary, a student must have been accepted for a College of Higher Education or a University, must complete and submit to the Vice-Chair of the Association an application form by no later than 1 September, and must attach to the application form an essay of not more than 500 words entitled 'Why I should have this Bursary.'
All applications will be reviewed by the Trustees of the Charity, and applicants will be advised of their decision by 30 September.
To view/download the Bursary Application Form click HERE.
The Fund may provide financial support to those in need, either in the form of an annuity or as a one-off emergency payment.
An application for support from the Benevolent fund must be submitted to the Vice-Chair of the Association and requires two sponsors, one of whom must be a Member of the Association. Each sponsor must be aware of the circumstances of the applicant and must be prepared to justify the provision of support, if requested.
To view/download the Benevolent Fund Application Form click HERE.