Social Enterprise Kent is a Community Interest Company (CIC), registered with, and regulated by, the CIC Regulator. This means that all of our operational activities are guided by a commitment to maximising our positive social impact in our target market – local people, communities and businesses.
We have been in operation for over 30 years, with the overarching vision of “Improving Lives, Supporting Communities”. There are two two main business streams: education and training; community projects.
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Positive Social Impact
As a social enterprise, we’re all about making a positive social impact in communities, including individuals and businesses, across Kent. We’re able to make an impact through the high-quality education and training we provide and the fantastic community projects we run.
Education and Training
Our diverse range of education and training enables us to meet the needs of individuals and businesses in Kent. We provide levy and non-levy apprenticeships; regulated diploma qualifications; open courses; bespoke courses; in-house training; and online training.
The education and training we provide covers with a range of sectors and industries: health and social care sector; early years and schools; and the commercial sector. It enables individuals to gain the knowledge and skills to start the career or change their career path; businesses can develop their staff to a high standard and continue to grow with a well-trained workforce.
Due to our legal and operational status, we can bid for a variety of projects that support our vision to improve lives and support communities.
One of our most successful projects is Ageless Thanet – a five year project to reduce social isolation and loneliness, improve mental and physical health in older people and make Thanet a great place to grow older.
We also run other community projects which support individuals who are furthest from the employment market to gain meaningful employment.