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Kent In Brief - 17th September

 

In The News

New Suicide Prevention Funding for Community Groups 
Led by health providers and local authorities from the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), groups are being offered between £500 and £5000 to support projects designed to prevent suicide and reduce self-harm.

Council secures £330,000 to help rough sleepers 
The money, part of a £30 million pot, will be used to continue to fund a frontline rough sleeper co-ordinator to work on the streets with homeless charities Catching Lives and Porchlight to create individual support plans for each rough sleeper they come into contact with.

Kent councils to pilot scheme where they keep money collected from business rates 
Kent County Council, Medway Council and 12 district and boroughs are among the first in the country to retain 75% of the tax collected on properties used for businesses.

Government response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s report on integrated care 
The response sets out how the government intends to address the committee’s recommendations as part of the long-term plan for the NHS.

Sources: Kent County Council, Canterbury City Council, Kent Online, Department of Health and Social Care

 

Firewalk and Fireworks

Remember Remember the 5th November at the Kent Cricket Ground, Canterbury

Would you walk over 1000 degree hot coals for your favourite charity?

Raise funds and then settle back for the best fireworks display in Kent!

Click here for more information

 

What's On

18 Sep Diversifying your income, Canterbury

19 Sep Outputs/Outcomes, Thanet

19 Sep Evidencing Need, Thanet

26 Sep Canterbury District Networking meeting

27 Sep Let's Discuss Dementia, Maidstone

02 Oct Rural Kent Coffee & Information Project, Ringwould

02 Oct Emergency First Aid at Work, Margate

05 Oct Role of a Trustee, Chatham

09 Oct Emergency First Aid at Work, Chatham

09 Oct Effective Fundraising Workshop, Ashford

10 Oct Mental Health in the Workplace, Maidstone

10 Oct REVAMP Quality Mark Workshop, Maidstone

10 Oct Stronger Kent Community Fair, Maidstone

16 Oct Accredited Health and Safety, Ashford

16 Oct The Accidental Fundraiser, Shepway

17 Oct Tendering and Procurement, Tunbridge Wells

18 Oct Stronger Kent Community Fair, Sevenoaks

06 Nov Tendering and Procurement, Dover

13 Nov Social Media Training, Whitstable

13 Nov Guide to Good Governance Workshop, Ashford

30 Nov Conference: Think Outside The Box, Faversham

Check out what's on in your local area

 

Consultations

Code of Ethics
NCVO has been developing a set of principles that can act as a ‘code of ethics’ for the charity sector and is now consulting on a draft code.
Closing date: 26th September

 

Code of Fundraising Practice
The consultation focuses on the style, presentation, clarity and accessibility of the Code with respondents asked to feedback on a new draft of the Code
Closing date: 16th November

  

Jobs

Finance Manager, Tunbridge Wells
Closing date: 20th September
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Wellbeing Worker Position, Maidstone, Swale, Ashford, Canterbury/Coastal
Closing date: 22nd September 
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