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To enable and support the voluntary sector across Kent to become stronger and more robust, the consortium runs a number of countywide projects.
Support for businesses with their Employer Supported Volunteering – where employers gives their employees the opportunity to volunteer, as a team, during working hours.
A Coffee Caravan provides a mobile pop-up café and information hub to rural areas across Kent – connecting communities and reducing isolation.
For more information contact: Kathy at email@example.com
A straightforward Quality Mark for Volunteer Involving Organisations which voluntary organisations can apply for and achieve.
For more information contact: Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for businesses to match the skills of their individual staff to voluntary organisations which need support in this specialist skill.
For more information contact: Georgie at email@example.com
Spreading Timebanks across communities in Kent – in a Timebank you earn time credits by giving practical help and support to others – one hour of service given gives you one credit. You can then exchange that credit for an hour of something you need.
For more information contact: Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Governance, income generation, supply-chain development, setting up of training opportunities and job creation support for community groups wishing to develop as social enterprises or businesses seeking to operate in a more socially-responsible way.
For more information contact: Carl at email@example.com
Bringing together charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises working in similar fields across Kent to network, share best practice and gain practical tips and tools to strengthen their organisations and improve their practice. These events offer:-
Zoned networking breakfast and lunch
Practical tips and tools on volunteering, fundraising, digital and governance in expert-led seminars
Plenary sessions with best practice examples from expert panels
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Tackling Social Injustice Conference Programme
For more information contact Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessible training courses to support voluntary courses develop their funding approaches and application.
For more information contact Pauline at email@example.com
Aims to help voluntary organisations and community groups (with a turnover under £100k) get into shape to become stronger, more effective and sustainable, with support from a designated project worker. Our workers will provide an initial HealthCheck to identify the needs of the organisation and if relevant, provide information on volunteer management, writing policies, governance, creating volunteering opportunities and more, signposting where needed.
Opportunities for young volunteers aged 16-25 to train to become trustees for voluntary organisations.