KCC helps thousands cover essential bills

The Chancellor’s move in today’s Spring Statement to give local authorities a further £500million of Household Support Fund money will help provide vital lifelines for the most vulnerable, said Kent County Council’s (KCC) Leader. In parallel, Roger Gough said KCC would continue its focus on initiatives aimed at building Kent communities’ longer-term resilience to economic…

Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme: Summer success paves the way for healthy holiday fun this winter

After a successful summer of fun, healthy activities for children and young people, preparations are already underway for an even more exciting offer during the Christmas holidays. In the school summer holidays, delivered as part of the Kent County Council-led Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People programme, more than 4,000 four to 16-year-olds enjoyed healthy,…

Grants of up to £8,000 available for activities to help children and young people reconnect with their pre-pandemic lives

Clubs, community groups, schools, and early years settings are being invited to apply for funding to provide extra activities that will help children and young people reconnect to their pre-pandemic lives. The funding is being made available through the Kent County Council-led Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People programme and can be used for activities,…

Free bus travel and leisure centre discounts as Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People summer programme launched

Children and young people in Kent will be given free bus travel and offered discounted leisure centre passes as businesses, organisations and members of the community unite with Kent County Council to launch a programme of fun activities and learning opportunities for the school summer holidays. The summer activities are part of Reconnect: Kent Children…

Kent County Council commits £10m to Reconnect programme to provide opportunities for children and young people following COVID-19 pandemic

Kent County Council has today committed £10m to its Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People Programme, an initiative that aims to recognise the selfless contribution the younger generation has made to help keep the county’s residents as safe as possible throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help them reconnect with aspects of their lives that…

Council leader thanks ‘brilliant volunteers’ for being there ‘when Kent needed you most’

From delivering shopping to clinically vulnerable residents required to shield, to having a socially-distanced doorstep catch-up with someone feeling isolated and anxious in lockdown, volunteers have been unsung heroes of Kent’s response to the pandemic over the past year. Now Kent County Council is taking time in national Volunteers’ Week to say a heartfelt ‘thank…