Community - Kent

We support over 4,000 people a year on community projects.

Find out how we can help you!

Discover what’s going on in Swale and Medway.

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Set up your own business

Do you dream of running your own business? Or have you an enterprising idea you’d love to turn into a reality?

If the answer’s yes, then we’ve got the courses to help get you going!

You’ll be offered:
• Face to face support with a business advisor
• Advice on the legalities of starting a business
• Help in writing a business plan.

Our project officer, Tina Miles, is waiting to hear from you. You can email her at or call 0800 121 60 60.


Do you want to feel healthier and happier?

We’ve got a range of local community projects from art sessions to healthy eating workshops and movement classes. They are designed to help you with health and wellbeing and support you to feel better about yourself.

To find out what is happening in your local area please contact Tanya Curson on 0800 121 60 60 or email


Do you need help searching for a job?

Do you need support finding your dream job? If so, our Employment Matters Team are waiting to help you!

We can connect you to local employers who offer job opportunities, apprenticeship and work placements.

You’ll be supported on a one-to-one basis as we match your talent to a career opportunity.

If you’re aged 16 to 65 and would like to know how we can support you with your career goals contact Whitney Henry on 0800 121 60 60 or email


Looking for skills to help you get a job?

Are you looking to boost your chances of getting a job? Well we’re here to help!

You can learn lots of new skills with our range of courses, from DIY to food hygiene.

And if you’re looking for support in putting together a CV, filling in a job application or simply want a few job interview tips - get in touch!

Our friendly staff are waiting to hear from you.

To find out what courses are running in your area contact Emma Tippett on 0800 121 60 60 or email



Would you like to improve your chances of getting a job, make new friends and change your life?

Volunteering offers an excellent opportunity to do all of this!

You’ll get to share your skills and expertise and enjoy giving something back to help others.

Many volunteers tell us they’ve dramatically improved their confidence and gone on to find work. Others have gained new friendship networks and no longer feel alone.

You can volunteer with us. Or we can help you find other volunteer opportunities in your local community.
For more information email Jocelyn Tilbrook at or call 0800 121 60 60.

If you would like to support your community in a range of volunteering opportunities, click here.

Free community space

Do you want to set up a regular class, group or activity in your local community centre?

We want to help you get started by offering the first 10 hours of community space for free*.

Find out more about the venues here.

* Terms and conditions apply.

Courses for parents & carers

Families on our Doorstep is a scheme funded by The Big Lottery offering courses available to parents or carers living Swale who have caring responsiblities for a young person up to the age of 18 years.

For more information about our courses read our Families on our Doorstep brochure or email: