Kent Enterprise Trust is an established charity so most policies and procedures were in place, however they need to be reviewed annually with changing legislation and best practice. Our staff team is small so we engaged volunteers to review many of our procedures and policy statements drafting new documents where necessary.
The charity helps people overcome individual barriers into or back into employment through work experience, mentoring and training including Time To Change events, Stop Smoking Campaigns, manual handling, emergency aid and an emotional needs audit with staff and over 100 volunteers per annum.
Staff, volunteers and beneficiaries are encouraged to take home surplus produce from Stream Walk Community Garden which is managed environmentally using well and rain water for plants and a compost toilet.
As a direct result of this award, we were successful with a funding bid to replace our home built cycle racks which will be formally opened by the Sheriff of Canterbury on Tuesday 12 April 2016 as part of 5th Birthday Celebration of the garden being open to the public.
Achieving this award demonstrates the professional behaviours of a local charity comparable with large businesses and I am proud to work alongside such a professional team of staff, trustees, volunteers and beneficiaries that worked together to review our training, policies and procedures to achieve this award with the wonderful support of KCC staff.