New crowdfunding platform will bring community projects to life

An exciting new digital crowdfunding drive is being launched in Kent to enable community-led ideas to become more vibrant, resilient and connected post-COVID19. Crowdfund Kent is a Kent County Council initiative, working in partnership with Spacehive, that will help community and voluntary organisations to raise money for projects that help their local area. Kent County…

‘Amazing kindness’ helping drivers on M20 in Kent

Multi-agency efforts to provide people caught up in the cross-Channel traffic disruption in Kent with food, water and facilities is continuing over the Christmas period. On the M20, Kent County Council, with the help of Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) partners and organisations including the Salvation Army, aid agency Khalsa Aid and South East Water, continues…

Kent Resilience Forum statement on traffic disruption

Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) agencies continue to work closely with central government to manage the ongoing traffic disruption in the county. The priority of all partners, including Kent Police, Kent County Council and Highways England, and the Department for Transport, is to keep people safe and look after those who are stuck in queues as…

New Strategic Recovery Fund launched for the voluntary sector

A new £180k fund has been launched to help voluntary organisations in Kent adapt to the new normal post Covid-19. The Strategic Recovery Fund is being administered by Kent Community Foundation on behalf of Kent County Council (KCC) and offers grants of between £5k and £10k to support voluntary organisations to develop and adapt their…

Statement regarding asymptomatic testing in schools

KCC welcomes the government announcement that targeted asymptomatic testing is being offered to secondary schools in Kent before Christmas.  Roger Gough, Leader of Kent County Council said:  “Schools have worked hard to provide high quality education to school children throughout the pandemic and we remain concerned about the high and increasing case numbers in Kent…