Follow SKC and
receive info here

Home of support for the voluntary sector

Kent In Brief - 23rd April


In this week's edition... 

In the News

Member News & Updates





Information Library



 Email Line

News (1)

In the News   


National Council for Voluntary Organisations to develop code of conduct for the voluntary sector 
Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the umbrella body, used his speech at the NCVO’s annual conference to announce the initiative, which comes after the recent safeguarding crisis involving Oxfam and a host of major charities.


More people to access personal health budgets under Government plans 
The Government has proposed to extend the 'right' to have a personal health budget to people with ongoing mental health needs, learning disabilities and autism, as well as those leaving the army.


Making data protection your business 
The ICO have launched a GDPR awareness campaign aimed at people running micro-businesses – those employing fewer than 10 people. Resources include a self-assessment tool to determine whether the new law applies to you and eight practical steps for micro-business owners and sole traders.


Fundraising Regulator publishes Charities Act guidance
The regulator has published guidance for fundraising charities on how to be compliant with new reporting standards and fundraising agreements which have come into force as part of changes to the Charities Act 2016. 



Pulse, Third Sector, NCVO, Information Commissioner's Office, Civil Society


Return to Main Menu


Email Line  

 Kent CAN_Communicator _Colour _Logo 110


Kent CAN_Networker _Colour _Logo 110

Upload your details to our website and we will endeavor 
to advertise your opportunity the same day.



HeadStart Kent Stakeholder Survey

To support the evaluation of HeadStart Kent, we are seeking views from stakeholders working with children, young people and families around the awareness of the programme and its intended outcomes.  By participating in this short questionnaire, you will be assisting in the development of the programme.  We thank you in advance for your time



Email Line 

Alpha Charity 

Volunteering – The challenges and opportunities, Ashford

25th April

Last few spaces remaining



9.30 coffee and networking

• Why do people volunteer?

• Millennial volunteers and trustees

• Changing Citizen Behaviour

• Should you treat volunteers differently to employees?

• Interactive learning session: Share experiences and learn from others.

12.30 Close of workshop


Book Now 


Email Line 

SEKDD08E86C-D84F-45F5-AB06-834F97C6FF73 (4)

1 Day GDPR & Cyber Essentials Readiness Workshop, Margate 

1st May


This one day workshop is for those people that are responsible for ensuring that your company is ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation in May.

You will already be aware of what GDPR is but maybe now need to have a better understanding of what is actually required to get systems, processes and documentation into place. This workshop is delivered by David Shaw a regular on the public speaking scene in Kent.


What you will gain by attending this workshop?

1. A thorough understanding of what the GDPR is and how it will impact your business

2. A clear understanding of what you need to do now and moving forward

3. An understanding of what is Cyber Essentials and how it works hand in hand with GDPR.

4. The difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus and which one is right for your business.

5. An opportunity to ask any questions that you have and get the facts and not the myths


To book your place email or call 01227469970


Email Line 

Martha Trust Golf Day

27th April


 Book online


American Supper

2nd June

Come along and enjoy a great evenings entertainment in aid of Martha Trust who support people with profound disabilities and provide a home for life. Music from the USA band 'Lucky Tongue, as part of their one month worldwide tour. Bring your own food. There is a well stocked bar at great prices. 50% of ticket sales will go to Martha Trust plus there will be a raffle


020618_American Supper

Email Line 

KMCharity Team (1)

Use our events to raise money for your cause

The KM Charity Team stages large scale collaborative fundraising events that charities and good causes can use to raise funds, without the associated risk and financial outlay.  The events raise money for school PTA groups, sports clubs, charities and business team builder to raise funds for the cause of their choice.


Events include:

  • Power up for the 50k or 100k Big Bike Ride – April 29 

  • Strike whilst the iron is hot – Chart Hills Golf day May 11 

  • Got a burning desire to help a charity? – Charity Firewalk May 20

  • Bang the drum for your charity – Dragon Boat Race July 1


To sign up to participate in a challenge event, visit and sign up to our newsletter to get discounts on entry fees.  


Charities need to register as a collaborative partner


Email Line


Mind Maidstone And Kent

Introduction To Counselling Skills With Young People

 Into Counselling _Sat Sessions 2018


For further information please email


Email Line 

Groundwork South Trust

Level 1 City & Guilds Practical Horticulture Skills 

Are you aged 19-24? Looking for a new challenge and a career outside?


Why not join Groundwork South’s 10 week horticulture traineeship programme. There is much more to gardening than potting plants, give it a go and you’ll get work experience and learn great skills that you use in any job.


For two days each week you will get practical horticultural training and the opportunity to gain a Level 1 City & Guilds Award in Practical Horticulture Skills. We have Horticulture Traineeships available now in the Medway and Swale areas. 


For more information contact:

Horticulture -Traineeships -Leaflet -Groundwork 



Return to Main Menu


Email Line 

Events -icon -orange-




 GDPR and the Volunteering Journey, London


 Kent Vision Live


 Cross Sector Networking, East Malling


 Prom on the Farm, Deal


 Go Bonkers in Barcelona!



Please visit the Events section on our website to view our full calendar. 


Return to Main Menu


Email Line   

training icon




 Salesforce & Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Whitstable


 Medication Awareness in Care, Margate 


 4 Day Induction - care certificate standards, Ashford


 Accredited Emergency First Aid at Work - Qualsafe Level 3, Margate


 Introduction to Moving & Assisting with Hoist, Ashford


 Accredited Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace, Chatham 


 1 Day IOSH - Working Safely, Ashford


 Managing Conflict - training course, Ashford

Please visit the Training section on our website to view further courses.


Return to Main Menu 


Email Line  

consultation -icon



This is your opportunity to influence decisions and to have your say on a range of topics:

 Low Pay Commission  

Low Pay Commission consultation 2018
Seeking evidence on the effects of recent increases in the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage to inform thinking about future upratings.

Closing Date: 1st June


To add a questionnaire or consultation to this page please send the details to


Return to Main Menu 

Email Line 

Funding Green




This year to date we have notified our members of 166 different funding opportunities. To view funding information please subscribe to the members area on our website.


Return to Main Menu

Email Line

Resource Library

Information Library


The Kent CAN Members’ Area provides our subscribed members with access to invaluable additional resources and tools, which will help you embrace the challenges of working in today’s voluntary and community sector.


To access Kent CAN's Library please login to the members area on our website.


Return to Main Menu  


Email Line

 Ping 2



Vacancy - Trustee

Closing date: 27th April




Please visit the Recruitment section on our website to view further vacancies.