Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme: Summer success paves the way for healthy holiday fun this winter

After a successful summer of fun, healthy activities for children and young people, preparations are already underway for an even more exciting offer during the Christmas holidays. In the school summer holidays, delivered as part of the Kent County Council-led Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People programme, more than 4,000 four to 16-year-olds enjoyed healthy,…

Food vouchers for children entitled to Free School Meals this October half-term

Food vouchers will be provided for Kent families whose children are entitled to benefits-related Free School Meals this October half-term. Kent County Council has today (Thursday, October 14) announced it will fund one £15 food voucher per eligible child or young person, which can be used in supermarkets and local shops. KCC will fund the…

Get in touch this Private Fostering Week

People looking after a child they are not related to, or who know someone who is, are urged to contact Kent County Council (KCC).  This type of arrangements is called Private Fostering and KCC are supporting Private Fostering Week (11-15 October 2021) to raise awareness of professionals and families’ responsibilities. Private fostering arrangements are when…

Kent marks national Libraries Week

KCC is celebrating national Libraries Week (4-10 October) by focusing on the innovative and surprising activities that libraries are undertaking to support the county’s communities. Libraries Week is an annual showcase and celebration of the best that libraries have to offer and this year’s theme is “Taking action, changing lives”. This celebrates the central role…

Grants of up to £8,000 available for activities to help children and young people reconnect with their pre-pandemic lives

Clubs, community groups, schools, and early years settings are being invited to apply for funding to provide extra activities that will help children and young people reconnect to their pre-pandemic lives. The funding is being made available through the Kent County Council-led Reconnect: Kent Children and Young People programme and can be used for activities,…

Statement from the Leader of Kent County Council on the fuel supply situation

Roger Gough, Kent County Council Leader, said: “We are aware that the Government is continuing to work to ensure fuel supplies meet customer demand at petrol stations around the country. “Industry has also been clear that there is not a fundamental shortage of fuel in the UK and that localised disruption is easing as buying…