History of the KM Charity Team

The Kent and Medway Charity Team was founded in 2000 with the aim of supporting and promoting green travel to school and health and wellbeing initiatives. At the start the organisation was called the Kent and Medway Walking Bus Group and it was a Club and Society. It became a registered charity is 2004 and changed its name and logo in 2009 to reflect the broader range of services delivered.

kmctavidaToday green travel to school and children’s health and wellbeing is still at the heart of the charity’s activities but now it has a widened remit delivering other services to support schools – and also to provide support to PTA groups and charities to support their fundraising.

The charity works alongside the KM Group, Kent’s biggest multi-media publisher, to support the organisation’s charitable work whenever the objectives of the two organisations are shared.

Services for schools

  • Walk to school – including walking bus, Walk on Wednesday and Green Footsteps.
  • KM Kent Cooks, our children’s Masterchef-style event.
  • Buster’s Book Club – an initiative to promote literacy levels and encourage reading.
  • Kent Teacher of the Year Awards
  • Kent Literacy Awards
  • Green School Awards
  • Walk to School Song Contest


Services for charities and good causes

  • KM Charity of the Year selection process
  • KM Treasure Chest
  • Training courses


Fundraising support for PTA groups and charities

The KM Charity Team stages a range of collaborative events that any good cause can use to support their fundraising. These include:

  • KM Abseil Challenge
  • KM Dragon Boat Race
  • KM Assault Course Challenge
  • KM Big Bike Ride
  • KM Charity Walk
  • KM Colour Run

Please explore this website to discover more about our work or phone 0844 2640291 (lo-call) or email kmcharityteam@thekmgroup.co.uk  Sign up to the KM Link e-newsletter.


Stories for Members

Rotary digs deep to support children’s literacy

   Rotarians in Bexley have agreed to support two local primary schools by funding an innovative reading scheme. Simon Dolby from the KM Charity Team, which delivers the reading reward scheme called Buster’s Book Club, met club members to brief them on the details. The two...
Posted On 27 Feb 2018

Invitation to play leading role in influential charity

   Nominations to join the Board of the KM Charity Team are now being accepted in advance of the charity’s annual meeting on 13 October. Supporters and stakeholders wishing to become Members of the charity can do so by completing the form linked to this page. Members can...
Posted On 18 Sep 2017

Opportunity for businesses to show they care

  The launch of KM’s Year of Walking gives companies the chance to show they care about the county by backing a high profile community campaign. A trio of events will take centre stage in 2018 with the walk to school campaign, annual KM Charity Walk and Green School Awards...
Posted On 11 Aug 2017