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Welcome to our family and philanthropy home page where you can find out about us and the work we do.

About us

About Us

We are the Kent family: (left to right) Simon, Laura, James (front), Richard, Nick, Lisa and Chris.

Our charitable trust is registered in the UK and supports a range of UK and international causes.  We can only provide financial support to officially registered charities.

Nick Kent

Nick’s first career was in management consulting, and in 2003 founded Alpha Financial Markets Consulting Plc.  Nick stopped commercial consulting in 2013 but remains the Vice-Chairman of Alpha.

Nick’s new passion is the family vineyard in the south of France.

Lisa Kent

After successful careers in management consulting and banking, Lisa is now primarily focused on philanthropic activities.

Lisa is the Chair of Homestart Surrey, Homesart Elmbridge and the Chair of Governors of two special needs schools, Manor Mead and Walton-Leigh.  Lisa also is an adviser to a large UK charity.

Our Causes

Our Causes

We ideally like to invest in causes with the following characteristics:

  • Sustainable solutions
  • Helping people to help themselves
  • High benefit / cost ratio - typically in developing countries
  • Situated in stable countries
  • Ideally focusing on young people

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We have worked on a range of projects giving each a mix of our time and financial resources as required.

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Recent Projects

Afrikids

Many of the projects listed here have been undertaken with …

2019 Refuge

Since 2012 Lisa has worked with the senior team of …

2019 Home-start

Since 2015 Lisa has made a major contribution to Home-start …