Kent Sport is an integrated team of Kent County Council and Sport England funded staff, working together as the County Sports Partnership for Kent. They work with partners and networks across the county, including national governing bodies of sport, clubs, school sports partnerships, local authorities and primary care trusts to provide opportunities for everyone to get involved in sport and physical activity.
Kent Sport have been regular attendees at Red Zebra’s recent Funding Fairs, including those in Thanet in January 2016, Canterbury in June 2016 and Shepway in June 2017. Through these events they have made new contacts and begun partnership working with a range of organisations and have brought a total of around £12,500 into the sector.
One of these groups is You Can, a local charity which supports young people in South East England and London whose lives have been impacted by cancer, by providing services including workshops and short breaks to build self-esteem, encourage peer support and friendship and help young people face the future with increased confidence. You Can has become Kent Sport’s Charity of the Year which means are benefiting from even more awareness-raising, fundraising activities and support from the Kent Sport team.