Upcoming Stronger Kent Community Fairs 2018
Tonbridge & Malling
Saturday 22nd September
The Angel Centre
Wednesday 10th October
Hazlitt Arts Centre – Maidstone
Saturday 13th October
Sevenoaks Leisure Centre (Sencio Leisure Centre)
2pm – 4pm
Friday 14th December
11am – 1pm
Fairs so far 2018
Dartford, Thursday 8th March, The Orchard Theatre, 11am-1pm
Swale, Friday 16th March, The Alexander Centre – Faversham, 11am-1pm
Gravesham, Thursday 22nd March, The Old Town Hall – Gravesend, 11am-1pm
Dover District, Saturday 9th June, The Landmark Centre – Deal, 11.45am-1.45pm
Canterbury, Friday 15th June, Westgate Hall, 11am – 1pm
Thanet, Wednesday 6th June, JD Wetherspoon – Royal Pavillion Ramsgate, 11am-1pm
Shepway, Friday 13th July, Folkestone Quarterhouse, 11am – 1pm
Tunbridge Wells, Saturday 21 July, The Camden Centre, 12noon – 2pm2018 SKC Fairs March, June and July
What is an SKC Fair?
The Fairs promote and celebrate the voluntary sector. They are an opportunity for local community groups, charities and voluntary sector organisations to:
- showcase what they do
- celebrate their volunteers
- give out information and advice
- potentially find new service users, members and volunteers
- Find out about the SKC offer across Kent, get funding advice, find out about Employer Supported Volunteering, attend a REVAMP (Recognition of Excellent Volunteer Management & Practice) Quality Mark workshop
They are also a chance for local communities to get information and advice, to see what’s happening in their area and how to get involved.
In 2018 where possible, there will be entertainment, activities and tea and coffee.
Who are we?
The Best of Volunteering project is run by Thanet Volunteer Bureau in partnership with Volunteer Centres across Kent as part of the Stronger Kent Communities Programme (SKC) Find us on Twitter @SKCfair and Facebook @SKCfair
SKC is a voluntary sector partnership including Funding for All, Action with Communities in Rural Kent, KentCAN and a number of the Volunteer Centres from across Kent including Thanet Volunteer Centre. It is funded for at least three years, although it is intended to create a sustainable model of support for the Volunteering Community Sector in Kent in the longer term
Volunteer Awards and Celebration
We celebrate volunteers at the events with awards/thank you presentations, photoshoots and announcements.
And to top it off in 2018 we will have a volunteer awards celebration in a central location inviting all the people we’ve met at the fairs across the country.
2017 event highlights:
A visual overview of our 2017 Fairs (pdf below)Best of Volunteering - Volunteers Fairs edit