Thanet Schools Arts Festival 2019

Hundreds of visitors turned up over the Easter Holiday to enjoy the Thanet  Schools Arts Festival in Sainsbury, Westwood Cross.

Well done to all those who took part, the paintings were absolutely amazing and the standard was so high this year. Thank you all the schools who participated.

A huge thank you to all those who worked very hard organising this event.

Here is a small gallery of photos- please see our Facebook page for more.

13th Annual Swimathon- 6 October 2018

Thank you to all those involved in the Swimathon 2018.


Another fun filled day raising money for worthy charities.


Thank you

14th Annual Swimathon 28th September  2019


Please sign up your teams and come along to Ramsgate Pool for a fun-packed day, supporting charities and our community.

Main Charities supported Include:
Michael YOAKLEY Charity
(Including the Annual Schools Art competition)
other charities supported by Rotary Club of Margate
It is called the 50/50 because half of what you raise can go to the charity of your choice
You can donate all your sponsorship monies to the Rotary nominated charities.

For more information please contact:
Terry Cunard
41 Kingsgate Avenue Broadstairs CT10 3QP
Tel: 07913 686669

You-Can-Youth Cancer Support 2017

Margate Rotary Club is pleased to support The You-Can-Youth Cancer Support programme which opened its purpose adapted house in Westgate on the 1st June.
This unique project provides multi-various programmes of support for young people aged 10-30 years who have or are affected by Cancer.
Pictured are representatives of all the Thanet Rotary Clubs, You-can support staff and the celebrity guests Victoria Derbyshire and Dave Berry who opened the home.
Also shown is Roy Copper Vice President of Margate Rotary Club ( to the right of picture) presenting a cheque to Natalie Tegg  the head of fundraising for the You-Can charity together with other cheque presenters.

Grants for youngsters and young adults

YouthOpsAs an important part of our Rotary Club of Margate’s service to young people in the Thanet community we are offeringgrants to anyone aged between 10 and 24 years. These grants are entirely free and incur no obligation. They are paid for entirely out of our Club funds, which are raised through fund- raising events and street collections in and around Margate. The size of the grant depends upon the size of the sum needed to support the particular request that you, the applicant, have made. We very much hope that you will allow us to help you in this way.

STEPHEN ASKEW President 2015/16

WHAT WE OFFER: YOUTH OPS (Youth Opportunities)
Grants are made to young people aged from 10 to 24 years, to help enlarge their opportunities in education, the arts, sport, Travel or leisure activities. The size of the grants ranges from £20 to £200. We have helped many young people with the purchase of such things as musical instruments, sports equipment, sponsorship money for youth projects in this country and overseas, and much else.

These popular and quickly oversubscribed weekends for people aged 16 to 17 are held at the Arethusa Training Centre on the River Medway near Rochester. They are run by professional instructors and are designed to help the young participants to realise their leadership potential, and we pay the whole cost of the weekend as well as offering a small sum to help with incidental expenses before attending the weekend course.

Grants to organised groups that are seeking to raise money to buy equipment or to offer educational holiday opportunities to young people or to benefit them in other ways.OUR ONLY CONDITION IS THAT GRANTS ARE GIVEN TO YOUNG PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THANET.

Please download and complete our youth ops application form to apply.

The Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust have a hardship award scheme for young people and the Rotary Club of Margate are their partner for the Thanet area. The awards are targeted at young people within Thanet and other areas considered to be areas of deprivation. The aim is to make small grants of up to £500 available to youngsters aged 14 to 25 details here.