Presenting Our £250 Grant To Support Loose Community Coffee Morning

Published: 22/05/2019

Some days are just special and last week we had one of those days where we presented our first Community Grant for 2019 to Support Loose Community Coffee Morning. The grant of £250 will go towards purchasing some vital equipment that the rapidly growing community event requires as they deliver a vital service to local residents.

Some days are just special and last week we had one of those days where we presented our first Community Grant for 2019 to Support Loose Community Coffee Morning.

The grant of £250 will go towards purchasing some vital equipment that the rapidly growing community event requires as they deliver a vital service to local residents.


Held at the Pavilion at King George V Playing Field, the coffee mornings are regularly attended by around 60 - 80 people and run on the second Wednesday of each month. Started with funding from Kent County Council, they now have a team of 11 very dedicated volunteers who help out.

Set up in May 2018, the goal of the initiative is to help offset loneliness as well as giving some support to those living with dementia. The coffee mornings have been a great success and are now into their second year!

We met with Deputy Clerk Liz to present the grant and she commented:
Thank you so much for coming along to our Community Coffee Morning (CCM) today. It was great to meet you both and thank you so much for the wonderful donation of £250.

It really will make a big difference in the level of service and facilities that we can offer to our residents. Each month we hold the Community Coffee Mornings we see a rise in numbers and a couple of our “regulars”  do a head count every hour for us.

Overall we had over 60 people turn up today and I was so pleased that a lot of them were there for the presentation. The feedback afterwards was lovely.
Loose Parish councillor Peter explained:
The coffee mornings make a big difference because they provide a friendly outlet for people to find out what is going on as well as having a chance to meet up for a chat. I would like to thank Bluebird Care Maidstone for their generous grant and support!

We are trying to work towards creating a community hub at The Pavilion and hope to expand the facilities in order to meet the needs of the community that may not be met with other means.

The initiative has been a great success and in addition to the time together, our Community Coffee Mornings create the opportunity for people to ask questions about the local things which matter to them on an informal basis.