INTRODUCTION + MEMBERSHIP.
Due to the Covid 19, and Cost of Living Epidemic, the Safer Communities Alliance and volunteers, have been supporting our members with fundraising, advice and coaching to explore ways to diversify and adapt.
It has also adapted to the needs of the community & families
In November 2019 Safer Communities Alliance (SCA), CIC was formed after a consultation with the community of Kent.
At present we have 3 local community projects, Energise family hub, Ukrainian English cafe and work in partnership and collaborate with 10 charities/CIC's in Kent who have Joined as members of the Safer Communities Alliance CIC.
"Together we are able to achieve so much more"
This came about as a result of the experiences Bali Rodgers has had of running a charity for 15 years. She decided to spend some time scoping small organisations who were like minded and had the common thread of crime diversion in Kent and the South east of London.
All of the community members/charities in Kent felt they were under resourced, need support with:
Help with ideas
Families and Poverty
Time and help to be versatile
Explore crime prevention methods or get training
Gain enough technical skills
Explore opportunities to collaborate through networking
Help with fundraising
Have time to develop
Help with governance
Support to capture outcomes and celebrate these
Funding opportunities/bids reinforced the need to keep projects running or to constantly change and have new ideas, so they could get funding, without any needs based knowledge locally.
Help to access those in the community that are most disadvantaged vulnerable and from BAME communities
Help to stabilise the services
If you want to help the SCA with events and management please feel free to directly donate.
"Thank you for coming today: very inspiring and refreshing meeting" YETUNDE
MEMBERS AND COLLABORATORS.
The membership is inclusive of organisational representatives across Kent at present with young people and family agencies, general practice, multi-cultural groups and backgrounds.
We have a wide variety of members and memberships remains fluid – additional members will be invited to join to maintain the group’s diversity.
At present they are as follows:
Kent Equine – Facilitated Learning (East Kent)
Walk talk - North Kent - Therapeutic services for children and young people through education, counselling and theatre
Tel: 01474 560834
Refocus Project Ltd - Crime prevention and Early intervention services (Kent)
YGM Dance CIC – Contemporary dance school for ages – 9 -18 yrs old (Kent)
Folkestone youth project – For the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people