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Stronger Kent Communities Training


Evidencing Need

This course is designed for fundraisers who need to strengthen their case for support to grant making bodies and statutory funders.

Course dates:

20-Mar Maidstone Book Now

19-Sep Thanet Book Now


Presentation skills

This course is designed for fundraisers, senior officers and Trustees within the voluntary sector who need to make presentations to funders, local groups, local businesses etc

Course dates:

20-Mar Maidstone Book Now

17-May Sevenoaks Book Now


Diversifying your income

The course provides an introduction to many different ways of raising money from individuals and businesses, including events and community fundraising, regular giving, major donors, legacies....and more! New fundraising ideas guaranteed

Course dates:

11-Apr Gravesham Book now

18 Sep Canterbury Book Now


The Accidental Fundraiser

The course is for those who are relatively new to fundraising and people who may have had fundraising 'added on' to their existing role. The course will examine what fundraising is really about (probably not what you think!) and how to apply the key principles of fundraising to maximise success.

Course dates:

16-May Tonbridge & Malling Book Now

16-Oct Shepway Book Now


Outputs, outcomes and impact assessment

This course is for people who need to improve their applications to grant-making trusts, in particular, by finding and presenting appropriate and convincing information about their organisations outputs, outcomes and impact.

Course dates:

17-May Sevenoaks Book Now

19-Sep Thanet Book Now


Fundraising from grant making bodies

This half-day course is designed for those working in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Kent (excluding Medway) who need to begin or improve their applications to grant-making trusts and/or National Lottery funders.

Course dates:

05-Jun Swale Book Now

06-Jun Dartford Book Now

18-Jul Ashford Book Now


Tendering and Procurement

This course will examine the issues around bidding for contracts from statutory funders with a view to helping organisations decide whether this type of funding is right for them

Course dates:

17-Oct Tunbridge Wells Book Now

06-Nov Dover Book Now


Your Trainer

Kathy Roddy is a qualified and experienced trainer who has spent more than 20 years in the voluntary sector, first as Executive Director of a national animal welfare organisation, then, since 2000, as a fundraising trainer and consultant. She is a member of, and holds, the Institute of Fundraising’s Certificate in Fundraising Management and has recently co-authored an MA module with the University of Kent Centre for Philanthropy on the ‘Art and Science of Fundraising’. Through both training and consultancy, Kathy has helped charities and voluntary groups raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes.

How to book

Each course costs just £10 (including VAT). You can book your course and pay (on Eventbrite’s secure payment system) using a debit or credit card. You will find out straight away if you have a place.


REVAMP Quality Mark

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As part of the Stronger Kent Communities consortium activities, the Canterbury & Herne Bay Volunteer Centre will be hosting the next Kent-wide workshop featuring the REVAMP (Recognition of Excellent Volunteer Management & Practice) Quality Mark.

The purpose of the REVAMP Quality Mark is to both showcase and increase best practice in Volunteer Management across Kent. Formulated by a number of Volunteer Centres in Kent, the Quality Mark has recently been successfully piloted in the Canterbury District and is now being extended across Kent.

REVAMP is a low cost, straight forward process which will enable you to show that your organisation offers meaningful and well-supported opportunities to existing and potential volunteers.

This workshop is free to attend but submissions for the REVAMP Quality Mark will include a £100 charge per organisation. 

Swale District

Date & time: Friday 16th March 11:30am - 12:30pm

Gravesham District:  

Date & time: Thursday 22nd March 11:30 - 12:30pm


Follow this link for more information about the REVAMP Quality mark.

If you are interested in other workshops please click here.