Celebrating best practice
Next event: Friday, October 12, 2018
The annual KM Charity Team Forum is an opportunity for schools, charities, PTAs and good causes to come together and find out how the KM Charity Team can support you. Use this half-day event to discover how we can help you in your fundraising, literacy, walk to school and green travel initiatives, and PTA development
You can choose from a range of sessions during the morning in the beautiful surroundings of Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Ashford Road, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, Kent ME17 1RE on Friday, 12 October 2018. If you have any questions about the Forum, please ring the KM Charity Team on 0844 264 0291.
The timetable is as follows:
8.45-9.15am Annual Meeting of the KM Charity Team
8.30-9.30am Welcome drink and networking. Teas and coffees – don’t forget to book yourself in for a drink
9.30-10.45am KM Charity Team – outline for the morning, announcement by KM Charity Team, photocall and presentations
You will be able to choose from the following workshop sessions for later in the morning:
Session 1: 10.45-11.30am. Workshops and speakers.
Session 2: 11.30-12.15. Workshops and speakers.
Session 3: 12.15-1.00. Workshops and speakers.
There are two options for each session which focus on the needs of either schools or charities, but you may attend any session you wish.
Session 1. Walk to School Master Class – Find out how school staff can become a Green Champion and how your staff can tap into Pupil Voice to encourage children to drive the green travel message. How to stage a road safety awareness week and tackle congestion at the school gates.
Session 2. Buster’s Book Club Master Class – Join the focus group to talk through the detail of the highly successful Buster’s Book Club scheme that encourages home reading. Help suggest tweaks to the next version of the scheme or learn about it if you are new to the system. Buster’s Book Club is causing a sensation in the county with schools achieving eight and a half million minutes of reading last academic year.
Session 3. Showcase of Leisure Attractions – Leeds Castle will show how you can fit a school excursion into the UK National Curriculum with themed workshops, a visit inside a 900 year old castle, and of course some free time to explore. – Diggerland will be explaining how school groups can enjoy hands-on experience of driving and/or operating real diggers and dumpers in a variety of fun and innovative ways as well as enjoying thrills and spills on all the other specially adapted rides and drives.
Prizes for a lucky school during the education trips section of forum –
- 1 x Free self-guided visit for one class to Leeds castle (up to 40 children)
- 1 x Free class visit to Diggerland
Session 1. Getting the editor on side – Find out how to apply or fine-tune your application to be KM Charity of the Year. Just imagine having the local editor as your champion for 12 months! Team up with KM – Find out how to use events such as the KM Colour Run and KM Dragon Boat Race to get your hands on a share of £300k in 2019.
Session 2. The Professionals – we are bringing in top charity advisers on finance, accountancy and employment law to brief you on how to avoid current issues affecting the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Kent and Sussex. Session led by headline sponsors Kreston Reeves and Employment Law 4U.
Session 3. Cashing in – Grant expert Rebecca Smith will detail how to maximise your chances of winning funding from charitable trusts and institutional bodies.
Kreston Reeves is a leading firm of accountancy and tax advisers with 10 offices in Kent and across the south east. Kreston Reeves aims to set the standard for business, tax and wealth advisory services. www.krestonreeves.com
Employment Law 4u offers services for all aspects of Employment Law for Employers and Employees in Kent. www.employmentlaw4u.co.uk