Nov
23
9:30 AM09:30

Building Business with Purpose

Social Enterprise Kent is hosting a key social enterprise conference for Kent's social entrepreneurs.

Packed with inspirational speakers, stories from social entrepreneurs themselves, workshop sessions, and plenty of opportunities to network with your peers.

It's a FREE event that's not to be missed. Because there's also FREE lunch provided.

But, there are only 50 spaces available.

Register your interest NOW http://bit.ly/free-social-enterprise-conference

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Aug
29
2:00 PM14:00

Volunteering information drop-in

Do you have a bit of time to spare? Would you like to have fun, gain skills and make new friends whilst helping a local charity or community organisation?

There are groups across the Canterbury district that are looking for volunteers. We're in contact with organisations working in a range of areas including services for older people, children, families, animals, conservation, environment, heritage projects, museums, arts, culture and more. So whatever your interests there will be a volunteering opportunity that's just right for you. 

You're always welcome to contact our volunteering team at our main office at 124 Middle Wall Whitstable (021227 262313 or volunteering@redzebra.org.uk) but if you live in or around Herne Bay why not come along to one of our drop-in information sessions at Beach Creative to find out more?

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Aug
14
2:00 PM14:00

Volunteering information drop-in

Do you have a bit of time to spare? Would you like to have fun, gain skills and make new friends whilst helping a local charity or community organisation?

There are groups across the Canterbury district that are looking for volunteers. We're in contact with organisations working in a range of areas including services for older people, children, families, animals, conservation, environment, heritage projects, museums, arts, culture and more. So whatever your interests there will be a volunteering opportunity that's just right for you. 

You're always welcome to contact our volunteering team at our main office at 124 Middle Wall Whitstable (021227 262313 or volunteering@redzebra.org.uk) but if you live in or around Herne Bay why not come along to one of our drop-in information sessions at Beach Creative to find out more?

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Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Meet the Funders


Three Hills Sports Park, Cheriton Road, Folkestone CT19 5JU


10.00am Registration, tea and coffee
10.30 to 11am Presentations
11.00 to 11.15am Coffee
11.15 to 3pm Individual 15 minute discussions with the funders


Come along for a chance to have one-to-one discussions with funders and find
out about applying for grants from organisations including:


· Big Lottery Fund
· Heritage Lottery Fund
· Arts Council England
· Kent Community Foundation
· Kent Sport
· Kent County Council
· Folkestone Town Council
· Funding for All
· Folkestone & Hythe District Council


Discussions will be scheduled on the day on a first come first served basis.


Funding for All and Red Zebra can provide information and advice on a range of
funding issues.

Kent Community Foundation represents a number of local
funders including the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust.


The venue is close to Folkestone West station and buses stop nearby on
Cheriton Road. Free parking is available. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Tea
and coffee will be provided. Food can be purchased from the venue.


Pre booking is essential. Please email to confirm your place by 3pm Wednesday
6th June at the latest.


sarah.thomas@redzebra.org.uk
PLACES ARE LIMITED SO EARLY BOOKING IS RECOMMENDED

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May
24
11:00 AM11:00

Sturry Community Showcase

Sturry Community Showcase

A celebration of the many groups and activities for older people and the wider community in and around Sturry, which will take place at Paffard Court, Sturry, Canterbury CT2 0PL, on Thursday 24th May 2018 between 11am and 2pm.

We know that for a lot of people growing older can mean becoming less active and more socially isolated - but it doesn't have to be like that. There are lots of things going on in and around Sturry that older people can get involved in. That’s why Red Zebra and Moat have organised this event, where you’ll have the chance to meet a range of different groups and organisations  (including University of the 3rd Age, Seniors Helping Seniors and Moat Foundation) and find out about the services and activities they have on offer.

All are welcome and we’ll be providing refreshments!  So whether you're an older person, a friend, relative or carer,  a professional working with older people or a local resident, you're very welcome to come along to this FREE event and find out more.

For more information contact Sue Tucker, Red Zebra Development Manager, on 01227 262313 or  sue.tucker@redzebra.org.uk or Cormac Scallon, Estate Manager, Paffard Court, on 01227 711701  or Cormac.Scallon@moat.co.uk

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Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Fundraising Coffee Morning

Northgate Ward Development Group invites you to a Fundraising Coffee Morning at

The Northgate Ward Community Centre, 

Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1YX

Thursday 26th April, 10.00am - 12 noon. 

There will also be various stalls in the hall. All welcome, free entry. 

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Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

Fundraising Quiz NIght

Come along to our fundraising quiz night

8 rounds of questions, tables of up to 8 people; make up a team and let us know your team name when you book; or come as an individual and you can join a team. 

Tickets cost £5.00 per person. Bring your own food and drink if you wish.

Prize for the winning team.

To book a table or individual place phone: - 01227 785293.

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Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Ashford Mediation Service AGM

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Thursday, 8 March, 2018 @ 7pm-9pm

You are cordially invited to Ashford Mediation Service’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at the Civic Centre on Thursday 8th March, 2018 from 7pm.  We hope you will join us to receive an update on our work over the past financial year and as an opportunity to catch up with your fellow mediators.  Our Annual Report and Accounts will be circulated at the AGM.

If you would like to attend please email us at info@ashfordmediation.co.uk

Website: www.ashfordmediation.co.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/AshfordMediationService

Tel: 01233 896237

 

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Jan
23
9:30 AM09:30

Managing Better Together

Are you a manager or leader in a local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector organisation?

Are you managing on your own with little or no management support or supervision?

Are you interested in sharing information and ideas to avoid reinventing the wheel?

Would you value the opportunity to discuss problems and issues with others in a similar position, in a friendly confidential setting?

 If you answered YES, then look no further! Managing Better Together is our forum for managers and leaders in the VCSE sector. We believe that by supporting each other we can help each other to become better informed, better managers and so make the sector better for all.

“I always enjoy the meetings and look forward to having the space to discuss issues and challenges with others in a similar position with a wide range of experience and informed, objective but very supportive, advice and views.''
 

The next Managing Better Together meeting will take place at the Red Zebra Head Office at 124, Middle Wall, Whitstable CT5 1BW on Tuesday 23rd January from 9.30am – 12.00. there is a pay car park a couple of minutes’ walk along Middle Wall and if you’re coming on public transport the Triangle buses stop in the High Street and the railway station is about 10 minutes’ walk away.

Meetings follow the same format, to allow time for discussion of a particular theme or topic and for peer support:
 
9.30 – 10.00    Arrival, coffee, informal networking
10.00 – 11.00   Theme / topic / presentation
11.00 – 12.00    Peer support

The topic for the January meeting is looking after our own wellbeing.

 Places are limited so booking is essential. To book your place please email sue.tucker@redzebra.org.uk.

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Dec
6
3:00 PM15:00

Volunteer Christmas Fair

Come along and chat to local organisations offering volunteering opportunities in the Whitstable area. Free refreshments are provided and a free raffle ticket to every entrant to the fair!

Organisations include:

Age UK Whitstable and Herne Bay

Whitstable Car Scheme

Whitstable Castle

Kent Libraries

Herne Bay Museum

SENSE Shop

British Red Cross

Kent Wildlife Trust

RSPCA Shop

British Red Cross Shop

The Whitstable Society

SANDS

Home-Start Canterbury and Coastal

Pilgrims Hospices

Kent Association for the Blind

If you require any further information please call 01227 772248

 

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Nov
21
9:30 AM09:30

Managing Better Together

Are you a manager or leader in a local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector organisation?

Are you managing on your own with little or no management support or supervision?

Are you interested in sharing information and ideas to avoid reinventing the wheel?

Would you value the opportunity to discuss problems and issues with others in a similar position, in a friendly confidential setting?

 If you answered YES, then look no further! Managing Better Together is our forum for managers and leaders in the VCSE sector. We believe that by supporting each other we can help each other to become better informed, better managers and so make the sector better for all.

“I always enjoy the meetings and look forward to having the space to discuss issues and challenges with others in a similar position with a wide range of experience and informed, objective but very supportive, advice and views.''
 

Managing Better Together meets at the Canterbury Innovation Centre, University Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7FG from 9.30am – 12.00. Each meeting will follow the same format, to allow time for discussion of a particular theme or topic and for peer support:
 
9.30 – 10.00    Arrival, coffee, informal networking
10.00 – 11.00   Theme / topic / presentation
11.00 – 12.00    Peer support

The topic for the November meeting is mental health and wellbeing.

We don't charge a set fee for attendance but we do ask for a contribution of at least £2 towards the costs of venue hire and refreshments. Places are limited so booking is essential. To book your place please email sue.tucker@redzebra.org.uk.

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Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Social Prescribing - The Way Ahead

Building on the success of its first conference in July 2017, Red Zebra are providing a second opportunity for stakeholders to come together in order to develop ideas identified at the first event and to begin detailed action planning.

This event will provide an opportunity to create solutions that make sense locally, structured around the following themes;

  1. How social prescribing can support “fully person-centred” approaches and enable organisations to work better together in order to do this.

  2. Whether local social prescribing models require the identification of cohorts or whole population solutions and how these might support the broader prevention agenda.

  3. Whether effective monitoring and evaluation of social prescribing that provides evidence of its impact can be used to reduce statutory demand and costs.

  4. What we can learn from best practice and national developments

All attendees will be given an opportunity to participate in every workshop during the course of the conference. Subject specialists will lead each session, working with participants in four rounds to: understand the policy framework and context, identify key challenges and opportunities, begin to develop local solutions and to articulate an action plan for change.

This event will bring together colleagues from across statutory and voluntary sectors to explore how social prescribing can be implemented locally, identifying ways in which alliances and partnerships can collaborate to build healthier communities.

Keynote speakers will stimulate discussion and challenge our thinking. We are delighted to welcome Ian Gough, Visiting Professor in the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics and Anna Coote, Principal Fellow at New Economics Foundation.

This series of events seeks to develop a shared understanding of social prescribing, facilitate better partnerships and support practical steps to support the successful implementation of social prescribing at scale. The event will once again be facilitated again by Lorraine Denoris, Public Engagement Agency (PEA™).

Spaces are limited; you can book your place here

 

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Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

ROC Conversation Thanet

Come to meet with others from your local community including police and fire services, the local council and churches to discuss ways of working together for the good of the community.

ROC Conversation brings key community contributors together to turn dreams into reality. Many agencies from across the area will be coming together to celebrate the good work which is being done, as well as exploring new ideas.

The programme will include time for round table discussions and feedback.

These evenings have proven to be an incubator for ideas to be expressed and projects to be born. What ideas might you bring to the table?

Book your place

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Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

Ageing Happily in Whitstable

A celebration of the many groups and activities for older people in Whitstable.

We know that for a lot of people growing older can mean becoming less active and more socially isolated - but it doesn't have to be like that. There are lots of things going on in Whitstable that older people can get involved in - come along to this FREE event and find out more.

All are welcome, so whether you're an older person, a friend, relative or carer, or a professional working with older people, you're very welcome to come along and join us. For more information call Sue on 01227 772248 or MIchelle on 01227 277575.

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Sep
11
5:30 PM17:30

Multicultural Maidstone

  • Maidstone Community Support Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have your say- What are the issues for different ethnic communities and nationalities in Maidstone?

How can we develop community cohesion, reduce racial inequality and celebrate our cultural diversity? What are the issues in Maidstone, and how can we work together to solve them?

We are reviewing Maidstone BME Forum, a network supported by the Borough Council bringing together black and minority ethnic groups, organisations, community leaders and individuals.

We will be reviewing the name, purpose and terms of reference of the forum and exploring opportunities to seek funding.

Join us at this free open event to share your knowledge and have your say.

Monday 11th September

17:30-19:00

Maidstone Community Support Centre

Contact lizzie.lowrey@involvekent.org.uk to book

 

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Jul
14
9:30 AM09:30

Social Prescribing - The Way Ahead

Social Prescribing Conference

“If you hang out with chickens you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles you're going to fly"

(Dr. Steve Maraboli, Behavioural Scientist)

Social prescribing is the new "hot" topic across health and social care. Red Zebra are offering an opportunity for you understand how it works, to explore the benefits for your organisation and the people with whom you work.

This event will bring together colleagues from across statutory and voluntary sectors to explore how social prescribing can be implemented locally, identifying ways in which alliances and partnerships can collaborate to build healthier communities.

Speakers from Health, Kent Police, Social Care, Local Government, NHSE, Encompass, civil society and others are coming together to explore what social prescribing means to them. There will be a marketplace to offer opportunities to learn about existing voluntary and community services and activities.

This is the first in a series of three events seeking to develop and support effective social prescribing going forwards; learning from national best practice and identifying opportunities and challenges to the successful implementation of social prescribing at scale.

Book your place now at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/social-prescribing-the-way-ahead-tickets-35105249747

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Jun
27
2:00 PM14:00

Canterbury District networking meeting

Are you a charity, community group or social enterprise working in the Canterbury district and looking to make links with other organisations and to find out what is going on locally?
Come along to Red Zebra’s Canterbury District Networking Meeting on Tuesday 27th June from 2pm – 4pm at The Horsebridge Centre, 11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable CT5 1AF.
 
At our last meeting we discussed engaging with young volunteers and one of the issues that came up was requests for student work experience placements. Training and education providers often ask for block placements for students in for example health and social care, nursing, social work or the police. Many groups find it difficult to accommodate these requests and as a result sometimes end up saying no.
 
However, we think it’s important to support these students and help them to become better practitioners by getting some first-hand experience of our sector, so we need to find ways of working with the colleges and universities to develop placements which work for us as well as for them and the students.
 
There will also be lots of time for informal networking and the opportunity to talk about your organisation and any news, developments or events you have coming up.

There is no fee for this event but donations towards the cost of refreshments are always welcome. Places are limited so if you’d like to attend please email  sue.tucker@redzebra.org.uk to book your place.

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