Key Impact Data
Our most recent year has seen an expansion in the number of families supported. This was largely driven by the cost of living crisis that has affected so many households across Kent & Medway. To address this challenge, we have delivered new services to support local need, thanks to funding from the Community Renewal Fund, Household Support Fund, and the National Lottery. The virtual work we provide has remained strong considering the level of face-to-face support being delivered. Despite the challenges of the additional costs of food production & logistics and reduced food donation levels, our food services remained robust. The Family Food Bank saw a substantial increase in the number of food boxes it distributed and we established a new Kent Community Pantry in Thanet. There has been a slight reduction in the number of charities undertaking food support work for their beneficiaries in Kent and Medway, as higher costs and limited funding is affecting the services they can offer to their beneficiaries. We were recognised as an RTITB accredited training centre for the delivery of our Ambition Employability Programme, in partnership with the John Lewis Partnership. Lastly, we also secured the Cyber Essentials accreditation during the year.