Each briefing session lasted 30 minutes, giving the speakers an opportunity to share their information and resources and answer any questions. Each delegate had the chance to attend up to three briefing sessions during the conference.

If you require any of the presentations in an alternative format, please email us at activekent@kent.gov.uk.

Funding For All logoDiversifying Funding including Gift Aid

Speaker: Kerry Donati, Funding For All

Find out how to diversify your funding and fundraising in order to increase your organisation’s resilience. Kerry will also touch on the free support they provide to improve an organisations confidence in developing a fundraising strategy, writing bids, or developing a new strand of funding income.

Diversifying Funding inc Gift Aid (PDF Download, 179 KB)

Charity bank logoSupporting charities with loans

Speaker: Carolyn Sims, Charity Bank

Find out about the support provided to charities and the latest loan funds to help make buildings more energy efficient and to support those organisations who are directly helping those affected by the cost-of-living crisis.

Supporting Charities with Loans (PDF Download, 2 MB)

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Supporting grassroots clubs, groups and community organisations

Speaker: Carley Miles, Active Kent & Medway

Learn about the free resources, workshops and CPD available to support clubs and community organisations.  

Supporting grassroots clubs, groups and community organisations (PDF Download, 1 MB)

Sports Connect logoInspiring participants to become the future workforce

Speaker: William Lee, Sports Connect

Explore how Sports Connect have used their 3-tiered approach to create the right environment to upskill young people from a challenging start point. Consider how you can grow your own workforce or connect with others for future opportunities. 

Sports Connect Community CIC Brochure 2023 (PDF Download, 4 MB)

AKM LogoInclusion and Safeguarding when working with Adults

Speaker: Bianca Logronio, Active Kent & Medway

Reflect on how your organisation is actively demonstrating a commitment to inclusion, and how this is related to safeguarding. Active Kent & Medway will showcase some of their work on the Safeguarding Adults Framework, share resources and present a call to action for Safeguarding Adults Week 2023

Inclusion and safeguarding when working with adults (PDF Download, 1 MB)

Medway Diversity Forum logoBeyond the Funding, Sustaining your Programmes

Speaker: Rupa Sen, Medway Diversity Forum

Hear how Medway Diversity Forum have sustained their programmes beyond the initial funding by empowering participants, connecting with other organisations and linking to wider networks.  

Beyond the Funding, Sustaining your Programmes (PDF Download, 294 KB)

Street Games logoReducing the Activity Gap using doorstep sport

Speakers: James Gregory, Streetgames plus Prince Adeola and Yetunde Adeola, Youth Ngage

An introduction to the Sport 4 Good Network (S4G) that connects organisations working with young people. Hear from Youth Ngage who have used doorstep sport to add to their community activities for young people and accessed youth Justice funding as a result of their connections through the S4G network.  

Reducing the Activity Gap using Doorstep sport (PDF Download, 606 KB)

Inclusive sport logoEstablishing, maintaining and sustaining inclusive partnerships

Speakers: Tom Tsangarides and Mel Tsangarides, Inclusive Sport

Inclusive Sport will share their experience of developing local inclusive partnerships with organisations that support people from vulnerable groups or special populations such as later life adults and people with disabilities.

Establishing, maintaining and sustaining inclusive partnerships (PDF Download, 217 KB)

Everyday active logoEveryday Active as an effective social prescribing tool

Speakers: Andrea Murphy, Active Kent & Medway and Tom Marley, Played

Learn how to use the Everyday Active website as an effective social prescribing tool and discover the benefits of the activity finder and how to add activities to this free resource.

Everyday Active as an effective social prescribing tool (PDF Download, 2 MB)

Live Longer better logoSpread the word to Live Longer Better

Speakers: Michelle Bird, Active Kent & Medway, Annie Holden, Active Partnerships and Nikki Chawner, Medway Public Health

Find out about the Live Longer Better revolution and how you can get involved. Hear about the successful older adult campaigns in Medway, helping people to live longer better.

Spread the word to live longer better (PDF Download, 3 MB)