Peer Networks - Networking Morning
20th October 2023 9:00 - 11:30
Cliftonville Cultural Space, Albion Road, Cliftonville, CT9 2HP

This event is open to all VCSE leaders in Kent and Medway looking to grow and develop their organisation. At this SEK event, Spacehive will share how budding Kent-based project creators can get involved in Crowdfund Kent’s current Autumn funding window. Everything from fund eligibility to how to run a great campaign will be covered, as well as projects previously funded by the programme followed by a Q+A session.


Next event will be in Dartford 21st November 9:00 – 11:30 at the Stone Pavilion , Stone DA9 9DS.

for pre-sign up, email

Peer Networks 2023 -NOW FULL

Social Enterprise Kent are excited to announce the launch of our 2023 Peer Networks Programme, proudly funded by The Connect Fund.

SEK are inviting leaders of Social Enterprises and VCSE’s across Kent and Medway to take part in this funded development opportunity. Inviting leaders who are particularly interested in growing and developing their organisation, trading, and social investment. Through facilitated online interactive action learning, participants will discuss the challenges local VCSE’s face and explore practical solutions together.

This Peer Networks Programme will cover:

Trading and social investment, diversifying income streams, board development and governance, business plan advice, financial planning, sustainability strategies, capacity building, Human Resources, strategy and planning, fundraising and grant funding advice, marketing and social media, social impact measurement and more.

By completing the Peer Networks Programme you will have access to:
  • Interactive action learning (2 hours every fortnight)
  • Peer Support through sharing knowledge, processes, and tools for best practice.
  • Action and Goal setting
  • Networking
  • One-to-one support (6 hours each)
  • Accountability
Who is this programme for?

Social Enterprise Kent are keen to invite; leaders of Social Enterprises and VCSE organisations who have not yet accessed this type of support. Leaders who enjoy working as part of a team and seek a peer-to-peer dynamic.

These sessions allow leaders to bring issues they are unable to discuss with their staff to a trusted group of peers.

How to sign up:    *** NOW FULL ***

Please take a look at the Infrastructure Support Fund Page HERE

With thanks to the Connect Fund: 

“The Connect Fund has been set up to strengthen the social investment market in England to better meet the needs of charities and social enterprises. Previously known as the ‘Social Investment Infrastructure Fund’, it is a £6 million fund for grants and investments that Barrow Cadbury Trust manages in partnership with Access – the Foundation for Social Investment. “