At the Kent Wish Foundation we create the opportunities and platforms for children and young adults with life limiting illnesses to receive that one thing, that one dream that they have always wanted.
Whether it’s going on an amazing holiday, meeting their idol, or visiting their favourite football team we try our best to make young people's wishes come true through the hard work of our team and of course the generous donations from the Kent community and local businesses.
A life shouldn’t be dictated by illness, treatments, hospital visits and doom and gloom. We want to provide a light in their day. A glimmer of happiness that will have a positive effect on their lives through an incredibly tough period.
Wishes are a powerful medicine and we are both pleased and proud of being able to help.
Make a Wish!
The Foundation's annual wishes budget depends on the amount of funds raised throughout the calendar year, however it is usually between £10,000 and £30,000.
The value of wishes will usually range between £100 and £5,000.
Who is eligible?
The receiver of the Wish must meet either of the following criteria:
be aged under 18 with a life threatening illness or aged under 30 undertaking end of life care
be an individual needing medical equipment not available on the NHS
plus applicants must
live in Kent
have not successfully applied for a Wish in the previous 12-month period
be available and open to appear in any press/publicity surrounding the Wish
How to Apply
To apply for your wish please tell us about your wish and the background surrounding the reason for your wish in the contact box below. Before you apply please make sure you meet the above criteria.
There is no deadline for applications and all will be acknowledged. The trustees and management generally meet on a monthly basis to review all pending wishes. In deciding whether to fund a grant, the trustees will primarily consider the benefit(s) that will be provided to the individual or group.
We receive many more applications than we have funds to support. Prospective applicants should be aware that not all applications are successful, even if the request fully satisfies charitable objectives and application criteria. We will try to contact everyone that applies for a Wish whether successful or not, however it may not be possible to do so.
Successful applicants will be notified by email and will be required to provide any additional information requested by the trustees. There may be specific dates that the wishes can be granted. If you are unable to meet these dates then it is possible that although the wish was granted it may need to be withdrawn. All carers of wish recipients will be required to provide further feedback and evidence to satisfy the foundation that the wish was used for the purpose for which it was awarded.
To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, applicants are required to consent to the use of the personal data that they supply in the processing and review of their application. This includes transfer to and use by such individuals and organisations as the trust deems appropriate. On submission of a wish request, the applicant must confirm that personal data relating to any other individuals is supplied with their consent.