Community Development

MegaphoneWelcome to Community Development!

Our team are responsible for developing and strengthening our links with the community through awareness-raising events, fundraising campaigns and promoting the charity.

Throughout the year we hold exciting and innovative events, competitions and challenges in the local communities. See the events page for what’s coming up.

In the recent past we’ve had a 5k fun run in Knole Park, art and photography competitions, saga writing competitions, music events featuring our house band Skiffle Express, an art trail and much more.

We also have many remarkable individuals who raise money for us through sponsorship.

We actively develop partnerships with local businesses and organisations. Working with West Kent Mind can demonstrate your company’s commitment to helping local people with mental health problems. It can also help raise your brand awareness. We have a good relationship with the local media and our newsletters go out to over 1000 supporters. In 2018/19 our website had over 7,000 users and we are active on Twitter (over 4,300 followers), Facebook (over 900 followers) and Instagram (over 1000 followers)

We are always happy to promote the companies helping us! For example we have an excellent relationship with AXA PPP Healthcare, Direct Line, Barclays, Sainsbury’s and Halifax, as well as smaller business like our local Polish bakery T&W Bakeries, Heritage Windows, and Gaza Timber.

If you’d like to get involved we’d love to hear from you, and we will support you all the way! To help you get started we have compiled a list of fundraising tips and ideas.