Kans and Kandy Charitable Trust: Grants for Global Development

OVERVIEW: The UK-based Kans and Kandy Charitable Trust primarily supports education and poverty alleviation projects that focus on least developed countries. 

IP TAKE: This funder does not clarify how groups should apply for grants or request funding. Grantseekers whose organizations align with the trust’s priorities should network with Kans and Kandy to establish a relationship. 

PROFILE: The Kans and Kandy Charitable Trust is the philanthropic arm of the UK-based wholesale and property management company of the same name. The trust received 10 percent of the company’s net profits, which it dedicates to supporting “[t]hose less fortunate than us across the world.” Its global development grantmaking tends to focus on poverty alleviation, education, healthcare and children.

The Kans and Kandy Charitable Trust’s grants generally range from about £4,000 to £50,000. Support has gone to the Peru Mission, which constructed a bakery at a girl’s orphanage in Iquitos. The Children in Crisis group received £30,000 to help build a school in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The trust does not impose geographic restrictions on its global development grantmaking. While it is not transparent regarding its grantmaking process, the trust notes that current grantseekers reached out prior to request funding. Grantseekers can also email the trust with questions at enq@kansandkandy.co.uk.


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