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Here’s why we need your help.
The Kent Foundation provides FREE business mentoring and support to young people in Kent. Starting your own business is not an easy option for anyone, and it is especially challenging for someone earlier in there career. We believe young people in Kent should get every opportunity to succeed in becoming Kents future generation of business leaders, and we are commited to making these businesses successful. In the last 12 months we have… Supported 158 young entrepreneurs and business owners in Kent, an increase of more than a third over the previous year, and the highest number in the Foundation’s history. Supported over 120 active and trained volunteer business mentors. Over 1200 meetings held between Kent Foundation volunteer business mentors and their mentees. Delivered 26 workshops and master classes with over 250 attendees and hosted 12 Mastermind classes. So why???? Our projection is we need to be capable of supporting 250 start-up businesses with the quality service we already provide by 2022. We are responding to an increase in need for business support, we need to grow our team of volunteers, and we have to make sure that all this is all delivered by the commitment of a staff team passionate about young people succeeding in business. Let’s make business a great cause! together.
Donate to The Kent Foundation.
The Kent Foundation delivers business support free of charge to support business growth in Kent. Sustaining this relies heavily on your donations. All donations received will go directly to supporting young people in business. Research shows that mentored startups grow 3.5x faster.
As a charity, fundraising is extremely important to us. We need the support of the Kent business community to help raise funds for us to keep up with the increase in demand for our services, and to increase the chance of success for the next generation of young business owners. Together we will contribute to the growth and vibrancy of the Kent economy.
As a local charity making a big difference we can provide great opportunity for Kent businesses, and networking groups to become key partners. By sponsoring us you will be making a real difference to Kent’s young people – To enable our essential service we invest £500 per year for each business our mentors support. This is incredible value, ultimately giving a significant return to the Kent economy and supporting the future of business in Kent – today!
Do you have a little spare time? Some skills you think may be useful to the work we do? Then why not become a volunteer for The Kent Foundation. We have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved and we would love to hear from you.
For more information about becoming one of our Volunteer Business Mentors have a look through the Role Description and Application Form below