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Sir Thomas Smythe’s Charity

The charity of Sir Thomas Smythe provides grants to individuals for domestic and health related needs, and grants to welfare organisations for a range of activities. Funding is available only in specific areas of West Kent, as defined by parishes of the Church of England (detailed below).

Individuals Programme

Grants of up to £250 are available to individuals for domestic and health related needs including; household repairs, replacing domestic appliances, hospital related travel, and other one-off expenses.

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Charities Programme

Grants of up to £4,000 are available for registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working with; older people, disadvantaged people, people with disabilities, victims of domestic violence, those in recovery from substance misuse, and those living with mental health challenges.

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Eligible Areas

The areas eligible for funding across both programmes are defined by Anglican parishes in the following areas. Check your area by visiting www.achurchnearyou.com

Parish Area Parish Area
St James Tunbridge Wells St Paul Swanley
St Peter St Mary
St Barnabas St John the Baptist Sutton at Hone
St John’s St Margaret Darenth
Holy Trinity & Christchurch St Michael & All Angels Wilmington
St Luke’s St Bartholomew Otford
King Charles the Martyr St John Dunton Green
St Paul  - Rusthall St John the Evangelist Hildenborough
St Peter & St Paul with St Saviour Tonbridge St Lawrence Bidborough
St Stephen St Mary the Virgin Speldhurst
St Peter Southborough St John the Evangelist Groombridge
St Thomas  - High Brooms All Saints Langton Green
St Matthew St Peter & St Paul Shorne 


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Sir Thomas Smythe Charity is a registered charity: number 210775