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106.9 SFM - Sittingbourne Community Radio Ltd.

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Peter Flynn

Station Manager

We are an Ofcom Licensed FM Community Radio Station and have arranged partnerships with a number of local groups.

I would like to talk to like-minded people working in voluntary organisations.
Specifically Arts & Culture | Community Safety | Education | Environment | Employment | Families | Health | Older and Younger People



Alpha Chairty Consulting

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Phil Auden


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Simon Robinson

We would like to talk to Charities and Voluntary organisations 



Ashford CCG

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Christopher Morley

Lay Member, Public and Patient Engagement

Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) consists of local GPs and other health professionals from the Ashford area.

I would like to make contact with outher groups who may be interested in further engagement on local NHS topics.



British Heart Foundation

Kim Brophy

Kim Brophy

Fundraising Manager

 BHF is the main funder of heart research in the UK

I would like to talk to organisations specialising in Employment | Health and Young People



British Red Cross

Charles Marshall

Charles Marshall

Senior Community Fundraiser

The British Red Cross provides services that help people and communities prepare for and respond to crisis and emergencies.



 Canterbury and District Early Years Project

Jennie Thompson

Jennie Thompson

Charity Manager


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Mary-Lou Bouvelle

Canterbury and District Early Years Project ( CDEYP) is a registered charity. We were set up to provide support services to children and families within the city and coastal areas in Canterbury, Kent.
CDEYP is inclusive, non-judgemental, and governed by the needs of its
communities. CDEYP aims to focus primarily on prevention, early intervention and addressing families issues in a positive and supportive manner. The charity offers parenting support programmes, play sessions, short courses, family events, a community breakfast club, Guardian/kinship carers group and various support groups to meet the needs of the community and to promote strong family relationships and positive outcomes for all.

Support/partnership working with -local  Youth club, local school, post adoption guardian services, early help



CAS Training Solutions CIC

Susan Hart

Susan Hart



CAS Training is a CIC supporting vulnerable people back into work, training and volunteering. We also provide free digital skills training and welfare benefit advice.

I would like to meet potential partners, sharing best practice. Specifically those specialising in Education | Employment | Health | Housing | Older People



Canterbury Christ Church University

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Lucy Woodward

Employment and Enterprise Manager


Higher Education. My team sources paid and unpaid work experience and volunteering opportunities for students

I'm looking for new connections with organisations that can lead to opportunities for students 



Chequers Kitchen Cookery School 

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Stephanie Hayman

Director of Business & Social Impact

We area social enterprise cookery school





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Andrea Kilvington


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Roz Gabriel

IDVA Team Manager

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Jackie Hyland

IDVA Team Manager

Choices provide support regarding domestic violence, through support groups and provide accommodation to 16-25 year olds.

We would like to make useful connections to increase awareness of what we do as a company



Citizens Advice Swale

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Tracy Greaves



We are an advice agency.  I would like to meet new contacts / partners specialising in:
Children | Community Safety | Employment | Families | Health | Housing | Older People and Transport 




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Stephen Elsden

Cheif Executive


Compaid provides digital skills training and accessible transport to disabled and other disadvantaged people across Kent and Medway.

I would like to meet new contacts / partners specialising in
Education | Employment | Older People | Transport 




Vicky Ellis

Natasha Steer

Founder / Director

I am a creative practitioner working with many local charities and local authorities. My work involves bridging communities using creative methods as well as educating people. This is my full time job and my clients include The Prince’s Trust, AMAT, Langley House Trust, Medway Council and more recently Communigrow.

I would like to meet new contacts partners specialising in
Children | Community Safety |Education | Environment | Families | Health and Young People 



Diversity House

Christine Locke

Christine Locke



We deliver services that reduces social inequalities, promoting community integration, inclusion and cohesion.

I would like to develop partnerships with organisations with a similar vision



Dover Smart Project

Laura Graham Dawn Maddison
Dawn Maddison Laura Graham 

We are a Dover-based charity supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged people through creative community projects.

Established in 2013, the vision was to use the great leveller and our passion - art in all its forms - to bring people together and to unleash potential and talent, to nurture confidence and a sense of belonging.

We are battling loneliness and exclusion and the devastating effects of mental health issues with our work and encouraging people into a safe space where before they have found themselves on the fringes of society, for one reason or another that with no way back from there. We are proof, there is always hope.

We operate from my GALLERY on Dover seafront which serves as a hub. However, we also run a number of outreach projects and our aspirations to push this further are now pulling at the leash.



Dover Youth Theatre

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Marie Kelly-Thomas

Artistic Director


Dover Youth Theatre is a youth Theatre run by a management committee for the benefit of young people in Dover and the surrounding districts 

I would like to meet other like minded groups - gain ideas and help to mount new site specific performances 



East Kent Mencap

Jane Brooke

Jane Brooke

Fundraising Manager


We provide opportunities for adults and children with a learning disability, and their families and carers in East Kent

We are about to take on a Community Asset. I'm interested to meet people who've undertaken a capital appeal and/or taken on and refurbished their premises.



East Kent Sands (the stillborth and neonatal death charity)

Chris Twydell

Chris Twydell



We support anyone affected by the death of a baby, no matter when.

I would like to talk to organisations specialising in

Children | Families | Health | Housing | Older People and Young People



Educational Life

John Turner

John Turner

Sales and Marketing Director



Faversham Assistance Centre (FACE)

Becky Duffy

Becky Duffy 

Project Manager


FACE helps elderly and disabled people who are financially challenged to live independently for longer in their own homes.  We manage this by offering practical services on a donation only basis.  We are the only local charity currently providing this service and have been for just over 30 years. 

I would like to meet other people across the sector who we can signpost and can sign post our services.  Connect with supportive local business who might help with fundraising etc. 



Faversham Voluntary Network

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Brenda Chester


Faversham Voluntary Network comprises voluntary and not for profit organisations working to provide services to meet the needs of Faversham and surrounding areas

I would like to meet with other voluntary groups and also explore funding opportunities and business sponsorship



Find a Voice

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Debbie Burden

General Manager


We provide communication equipment to anyone that has difficulty with verbal communication. We are also a learning centre for adults with learning disabilities

We formed an excellent partnership with our local Tesco store and they were able to provide their maintenance team to help decorate our centre.

I would like to meet other charities/businesses that we could collaborate with.



Forelands Fields School

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Kim Debling

Capital and Fundraising

I would like to talk organisations specialising in Education



Kreston Reeves

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Paul Strutt


Providing Audit, Accountancy, Tax and Advisory Services



Holding On Letting Go

Caroline Ford

Caroline Ford


We provide bereavement support to children, young people and their families across Kent and Medway.

I would like to meet other organisations working within the same area and to engage with local businesses who may want to become involved with HOLG



Home-Start Thanet 

Karina Vogan

Karina Vogan



Bespoke visiting early intervention service working alongside Social Services and Early Help 

I would like to make new partnerships



Hypo hounds

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Jane Pearman


We training dogs to save the lives of type 1 diabetic children

Hypo hounds are searching for support and sponsorship and would appreciate any help and advice to gain funding.



Includes Us 2

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Lindsay Godley


Includes Us 2 is a parent driven charity that provides support, information and short break activities to disabled children, young people and their families. We work across the districts of Ashford, Shepway and Dover.

We are part of a collaborative partnership with 3 other parent driven charities who operate across the other districts of Kent, providing our families with a county wide service.

I would like to meet other organisations from the sector, learning about possible collaborative working opportunities.



Kent Association for the Blind

Eithne Rynne

Eithne Rynne

Chief Executive


We provide services to sight impaired people in Kent, Bromley and Medway

I would like to talk to organisations specialising in Children | Education | Health | Older People | Young People 




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Jane Roberts

Chair of the Board

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Paula Saunders

Engagement Manager



Kent Community Foundation

Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith 

Director of Grants & Impact

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Bruce Topham

We are a grant-making charity supporting frontline organisations in Kent & Medway

I would like to talk to new groups - potential applicants and raise profile of our grant-making & social lending.



KT&A - Kent County Council

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Terri McDonald

Partnership Development Manager

KT&A is part of CLS and part of Kent County Council.   We are one of Kents leading and biggest providers of Apprenticeships and pre- Apprenticeship Training.  We are part of Kent Adult Education and Skills Plus, so can help with community based projects including Children's Centre and Housing Associations and those with English, Maths and ESOL needs. 

I would like to talk to organisations specialising in:
Children | Education | Environment | Employment | Families | Health | Housing 



Kent County Council

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Mike Hill

Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services

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Lydia Jackson

Policy and Relationships Adviser (VCS)


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Stephanie Holt

Head of Countryside Leisure & Sport




Macmillan Cancer Support

Elizabeth Armstrong

Elizabeth Armstrong

Regional Fundraising Manager


At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’re here to support people to take back some control in their life. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if they just want to talk, we’re here.

Macmillan wants to make sure no one faces cancer alone but with the number of people living with cancer growing, we cannot reach everyone who needs us. We have worked with partners from other sectors to raise awareness of Macmillan via employee fundraising but more importantly to educate the employees on the services available to them.  This then allows them to signpost people to support if they know someone affected by cancer.

I would like to network with organisations that value the importance of corporate social responsibility. I would like to raise awareness of the resources available to employees via Macmillan to support a cancer diagnosis in the workplace but also discuss the mutual benefits of partnering an organisation partnering with a charity.



Maidstone Area Arts Partnership / Kent Arts and Wellbeing 

Ken Scott

Kenneth Scott



MAAP represents the interests of arts organisations (largely voluntary) in the Maidstone Area, and organises larger scale multi organisation events. We also work to promote arts and health and support organisations interested in it.

We take an active role in partnering with organisations to use the arts to support older people and people living with dementia.

Personally I have formed a CLG - Kent Arts and Wellbeing to bring commissioners and artists together and promote the arts and wellbeing agenda to commissioners.

I would like to talk to organisations specialising in:

Art & Culture | Health | Older People



Polish Educational Club

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Aga Gordon




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Ben Hosken

Business Development Manager


Naomi Wilson

Naomi Wilson

Corporate Partnerships Manager

We help people who have nowhere to go and no-one to turn to. Some are people are homeless, others are struggling to cope with the pressures in their lives and need our support to keep on track.

Working across Kent and the south east, we help vulnerable and isolated people get support with their mental health, housing, education and employment. We provide children, young people and adults with the advice, guidance and skills to live independently in the future, play an active role in their local community and fulfil their potential.

I would like meet others where there is potential for joint working in the future. Specifically organisations specialising in: Families | Health | Housing



Rewrite Your Story

Alan Heyes

Alan Heyes

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Sallie Kemp

Rewrite Your Story supports children and young people and their families who are at risk of developing or suffering from an eating disorder. 

We would like to talk to Charities and Voluntary organisation specialising in:
Children | Community Safety | Education | Health | Young People



Safer Kent. Kent Peoples Trust

Bryn Price

Bryn Price


We are the Community Safety Charity for Kent, providing grants and working in partnership to make Kent safer for all.  We have helped set up over 20 charities in Kent & Medway and given grants of over £900k. We run 14 Youth programmes keeping youngsters in school and out of trouble.

I would like to talk to those working in the Private, Social Enterprise and Public Sectors that specialise in Community Safety | Education | Health | Sport | Young People 



SATEDA (Swale Action to End Domestic Abuse)

Carey Philpott

Carey Philpott

Projects Manager


We provide domestic abuse support to families

I would like to talk to organisations specialisings in: 
Community Safety | Education | Employment | Health | Young People



Sheerness Youth 

Ray Featherstone

Ray Featherstone MBE

Senior Youth Worker  


We provide positive activities for the young people of Sheppey

I would like to talk to charities and voluntary organisations specialising in Arts & Culture | Education | Health | Sport | Young People



Sheppey Matters

Nigel Martin

Nigel Martin

Chief Executive Officer


Sheppey Matters operates the Sheppey Healthy Living Centre in Sheerness. It has seven health and well-being projects around the Isle of Sheppey.

I would like to meet potential commercial/business supporters and get an update on what is happening in Kent. And talk to those working with Arts & Culture | Children | Education | Families | Health | Older People | Transport | Young People



Stronger Kent Communities 

Alex Krutnik (1)

Alex Krutnik



Alison Davis (2)

Alison Davis


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Beth Peal


Jane Roberts (1)

Jane Roberts





Strood Community Project

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Steve Milford-Kemp

Chief Executive


We provide Information Advice & Guidance on Education, Employment and Housing and a good deal more

I would like to talk to other organisations to see if there are any joint working opportunities as well as organisations/companies that may be able to provide funding



The Salvation Army

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Julie Bakonyvari

Contract Manager

I work for Employment Plus, which is involved in delivering employability services within the community. In addition, The Salvation Army has departments covering a variety of issues including  Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, Homelessness, Substance Abuse, Missing persons etc.

From 1 April, I will be the Regional Manager covering Kent, Essex, Herts & London. I would like to establish contacts in the Kent area, with the aim of looking into how we can work together to provide an integrated system of support for people seeking help into employment.



Swale Young People CIC

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Patrick Cantellow


Swale Young People is made by young people for young people. We find opportunities for young people through digital platforms, offer life changing social action and deliver Kent's only youth sector conference.

I would like to meet and connect with some new business and organisations in Kent, particularly in Swale.




Together Canterbury

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Keith Berry

Development Worker


Together Canterbury works to partner churches and their volunteers with community groups and charities in order to tackle social deprivation and build community resilience.




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Roy Laming

Award Manager


 Unltd offers grant support for social enterprise start ups

 I would like to meet social enterprises looking for funding or peer support



Youth Central CIC

Alison Davis

Alison Davis


Youth Central CIC is a non-profit making organisation that works with a specific but not exclusive focus on young women aged 11- 25 years old in Kent and Medway. Its purpose is to raise confidence and aspirations, informally educate young women about issues that affect them and develop their skills and potential. The charity offers youth work programmes and workshops in the community, often partnering with other agencies. Youth Central is a part of the Stronger Kent Communities consortium which is commissioned by Kent County Council to offer infrastructure support to the voluntary sector in Kent.

I want to find out what else is going on in the sector and potential partners to work with.