Civil Society Strategy

This strategy recognises the role of civil society in Kent and sets out how Kent County Council (KCC) will work to support a strong and vibrant civil society across our communities. This strategy replaces our Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) policy agreed in 2015 and is the first Civil Society Strategy for KCC. We originally developed and consulted on this strategy in early 2020, just before the Covid‐19 pandemic. We subsequently decided to pause the development due to Covid and allow time to reflect on the challenges and impact of the last year. However, we believe that the importance of this strategy has only grown in the last year.

We encourage anyone working within a voluntary or community organisation, a registered charity or social enterprise and the many volunteers and trustees across the county, to take part in this consultation on the revised draft strategy. We want this strategy to continue the partnership working and collaboration we have seen over the last year. Please read the document and answer the short questionnaire and help us to shape this strategy into the future.

Following closure of the consultation on 3 October 2021, we will take all responses into consideration before the strategy is finalised. The final version is due to be published by the end of December 2021.

This strategy recognises the role of civil society in Kent and sets out how Kent County Council (KCC) will work to support a strong and vibrant civil society across our communities. This strategy replaces our Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) policy agreed in 2015 and is the first Civil Society Strategy for KCC. We originally developed and consulted on this strategy in early 2020, just before the Covid‐19 pandemic. We subsequently decided to pause the development due to Covid and allow time to reflect on the challenges and impact of the last year. However, we believe that the importance of this strategy has only grown in the last year.

We encourage anyone working within a voluntary or community organisation, a registered charity or social enterprise and the many volunteers and trustees across the county, to take part in this consultation on the revised draft strategy. We want this strategy to continue the partnership working and collaboration we have seen over the last year. Please read the document and answer the short questionnaire and help us to shape this strategy into the future.

Following closure of the consultation on 3 October 2021, we will take all responses into consideration before the strategy is finalised. The final version is due to be published by the end of December 2021.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We would like to hear your views on our draft Civil Society Strategy so that it reflects the contribution, priorities and needs of civil society in Kent.

    We recommend you read the draft Strategy before responding to this questionnaire. 

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