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Our Community Engagement Programme

Thank you to all organisations that have applied for support

Our Review Panel have carefully reviewed all of the applications received and are pleased to announce that the following organisations showed commitment and passion to help the local community and will be supported by our programme.



Rennie Grove Hospice Care



Rennie Grove Hospice provides hospice at home and day hospice care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses. They also provide family support to partners, carers and children day and night. The service covers Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.






Imago (Kent Young Carers)

Kent Young Careers is part of the registered charity Imago. Kent Young Careers is a countrywide service for children aged 5-18 who are caring for a family member at home due to that person’s illness, disability, drug/alcohol misuse or mental health issue. The aim of the charity is to provide a break from their caring responsibilities and to be able to socialise with peers and receive support and information. This service covers the Shepway and Dover districts.

Kent Young Carers


Hawkinge under 5's Pre-School


Hawkinge under 5’s pre-school has been running since 1979. The school runs during term time and for children aged 2-5. The building they work in has been rented from the Town Council and was built with eco-friendly materials and energy sources for the purpose of sports and community use.







Teens Unite Fighting Cancer

Teens Unite is the only UK charity providing long-term, on-going support to young people aged 13-24 years of age with cancer. The support is given from the moment of diagnosis until the post-remission. Regular workshops and activities are run that are tailored to the capabilities, needs and interests of the young people they support.




Jackie’s Drop in Centre

Jackie’s Drop in Centre is run by volunteers to provide a warm safe, friendly and relaxed community environment, where vulnerable adults with disabilities 18+ can come and meet with new and old friends to take part in activities that enhance life skills, confidence and social skills.




U Can Ask Angels 

U-Can Ask Angels is a charity that specialises in helping to develop social skills in children with speech impediments and wide-ranging communication difficulties. They offer training and development to individual young people, their siblings, parents and carers.



Harlow Stroke Support Group

Harlow Stroke Support Group is an organisation that helps stroke survivors and their family to overcome feelings of isolation, a loss of confidence and concerns about their future. Support, advice and friendship are given at a time when life can seem uncertain and frightening. Two social groups are provided each week to give stroke survivors the chance to meet regularly in a supportive environment.




16th Harlow Club Scout Pack 

16th Harlow Scout Group is a local scout group based in the area of Harlow. The group currently has over 60 young people involved from ages 10-14 as well as Beavers aged 6-8 years and 8 volunteer leaders and helpers. The scout group is open to anyone to join and take part in activities with the wider group.

Ashdon Forest School

Ashdon Forest School is preschool based entirely outside. The school enables children aged two and above to engage with the outdoors. There are two sessions every week during term time, work with the local primary school, run a toddler group and one off open days and birthday parties. The school is used by families within the Ashdon, Saffron Walden are surrounding areas.


Harlow Steel Band

Harlow Steel band is a registered charity that has been providing young people in Harlow with the opportunity to take part in free and inclusive weekly music making for the last twelve years. The steel band is a community music organisation for ethically and socially diverse young people within the age group of 12-21 years old.



Friends of the Elderly

Friends of the Elderly are a service dedicated to supporting older people. The charity supports the society through respect and giving the opportunity to lead fulfilled lives, especially those with physical, mental frailty, isolation or poverty. This is done by providing high-quality care services, personalised to the needs of the individual in local communities. 




White Lodge Centre

The White Lodge Centre is a charity working with disabled children, adults, their families and carers to provide a tailored service to meet their needs.

The charity is based in Surrey and the surrounding areas offering a parent and toddler group, nursery education, short term respite care and much more.