Make a donation

Every penny you give supports East Kent Mencap in making a positive difference to the lives of people with a learning disability.

From housing and supported living to day resource centres, sessions, activities, events and projects - our services in Thanet, Canterbury, Herne Bay and Swale give our Members and the wider community ways to enrich and develop their independent life, confidently and enjoyably.

Thank you!

Donate online

Choose to give regularly each month and your gift will go even further to provide choices and opportunities for people with a learning disability in East Kent, for the long term.

East Kent Mencap, although affiliated to National Mencap, is independently registered, governed and self-financed. We ask that donations of any kind be fully marked ‘East Kent Mencap’ to avoid any confusion. East Kent Mencap’s Charity Number is 1188118.

Donate by phone

Call us on 01843 808 964 (Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm)

Donate by cash/cheque

Please make your cheque payable to East Kent Mencap and send to:

Foresters Hall,
Meeting Street,
CT11 9RT

Or visit us - please make an appointment first by calling us on 01843 808 964.

Give as you earn

Payroll Giving allows anyone who pays UK income tax through PAYE to give regularly and on a tax free basis to the charity of their choice.

Donations are deducted before tax. To start payroll giving, speak with your payroll department or visit or

Give from your business

Support from local businesses means we can do even more.

Whether it's through corporate sponsorship, fundraising events or a donation tin in your office, shop, cafe or restaurant, there are lots of ways to give to EKM.

Email us at to discuss how can you can support us.

Donate an item

We’re always looking for raffle and auction gifts and prizes, and our resource centres often accept health care items, books and more.

To donate an item to our HQ in Ramsgate, call 01843 808 964 to arrange an appointment.

The EKM Scrapstore can take your unwanted unused craft items, wool, and fabric, to sell them on to other crafters - raising donations through this second-hand venture. So far the Scrapstore has saved 1078kg of craft materials from landfill!

Thank you!

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More about our work

Your donation helps

£5 for someone to meet new friends at our Getting On with Learning Disabilities group.

£22 for a child with complex needs to enjoy an evening at a youth club.

£150 to run an information session for carers.