Grants awarded

The Trust has changed its grant criteria in recent years. The following selection of grants awarded since 2005 illustrate projects that satisfy the Trust’s current grant priorities.

ENGINEERING EDUCATION
Brompton-Westbrook Primary School2,600Equipment and resources for Science and Technology Club2012
Growing Scientist Project60,000Engaging Maidstone secondary school pupils in science & engineering2011
Royal Engineers Museum Foundation25,000Construction of the Bridge Study Centre2007-09
King’s School, Rochester1,200Engineering and electronics afterschool clubs2013
Mid-Kent Astronomical Society1,200Refurbish and install vintage 20” telescope for educational use2013
Chatham Historic Dockyard3,000Equipment for a new Science & Engineering Programme for schools2012
University of Greenwich 250,000Establishment of Chair of Bridge and Tunnel Engineering2009
Wouldham All Saints CoE Primary School2,500Equipment for a new “Construction Fun Club”2012
Midkent College, Medway Campus2,500Underfloor Solar Heating Rig for Sustainable Eco-Build Project2011
HISTORY AND AGRICULTURE
Faversham Society 3,000Design/installation of industrial artefacts in Big Shed/Inner Courtyards 2005
457th Bomb Group Association, Conington1,500WWII Veterans’ Reunion 2010
Brogdale Collections2,000Provision of Rustic Orchard Shelters for school visit programme2011
British Archaeological Association2,500Publication of Rochester volume of 2002 Conference Transactions 2005
Friends of Chatham Traction4,500Restoration of 1939 Medway Bus2010
Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne 500Assistance for publishing two books 2005
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls1,200WWII Air Raid Shelter renovation as an educational resource2013
University of Kent2,500Exhibition of Textus Roffensis2010
Fort Amherst Heritage Trust1,800Equipping display room for historical ordnance and artefacts relating to defence of the River Medway2012
RIVER MEDWAY
Arethusa Venture Centre 3,600Purchase of water sports equipment for disabled users2007
Art for Life, Rochester Adult Education Centre2,000Exhibition of Art inspired by the River Medway2011
Maidstone Sea Cadets4,000Improvements to access to launch boats into the River Medway2014
Medway Aircraft Preservation Society40,000Restoration of Shorts Pobjoy floatplane2013
Medway Maritime Trust 2,000Restoration of steam paddle tug John H Amos 2005
Medway Water Sports Trust2,000Replacement Engine for Safety Boat2011
The New Medway Steam Packet Co. Ltd1,500Restoration of the bow rudder of the Medway Queen2012
Universities at Medway Students Association1,500Medway Boat Race2010 & 2011
HERITAGE BUIDING REPAIRS AND RESTORATION
Ditton Heritage Centre 3,000Restoration of original Victorian classroom to provide a Heritage Centre 2006
Groundwork Kent & Medway 1,500Restoration of Charnel House at Cliffe 2007
All Saints Church, Graveney1,400Repairs to the historic fabric of a Grade I listed doorway2012
Monkton War Memorial 2,000Restoration and preservation 2007
Rochester Cathedral 250,000Conservation of fabric (south transept, Lady Chapel, medieval wall paintings, library roof).2006
St. Augustine’s Church, Ramsgate1,400Repairs to window in a church designed by Augustus Pugin2012
St. John’s Church, Higham1,325Restoration of Original Victorian Floor Tiles2011
St. John the Baptist Church, Penshurst1,800Restoration of 15th century font2013
St. Lawrence’s Church, Hougham1,640Restoration of Royal Arms of Queen Anne2011
St. Margaret's Church, Rainham 10,150Restoration of rare 15th- century ceiling paintings 2007
St. Mary the Virgin, Chiddingstone1,000Repairs to historic fabric of a 13th-century window2012
St. Mary’s Church, Hunton1,325Restoration of Medieval Oak Doors2011
St. Mary the Virgin, Nettlestead3,500Restoration of Lady Katherine Scott wall memorial2011
St. Peter’s & St. Paul’s Church, East Sutton7,500Restoration of stained glass window with Filmer arms2014