Befriending Scheme

A 1:1 befriending service for adults over 50+ years who are isolated and lonely in the Borough of Ashford

Cancer Support Group

We run a monthly Cancer Support Group at the centre

Care Navigator - William Harvey Hospital

This is a one-to-one service providing free impartial information, advice & guidance for individuals, who are 50+ years, in the hospital setting

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Checks

We offer a DBS checking service for organisations and volunteers

Men In Sheds

The idea of a Mens' Shed is a larger version of the typical men's shed in the garden. It's a place where men can come together and spend time chatting and making things.

Room Hire

We provide great meeting places and training facilities at great rates for great prices!

Skills for Volunteers Courses

A free one day, inspiring course for people who are thinking about volunteering


A timebank brings together local people to help each other. Volunteers earn 'time' by helping each other at the timebank.

Volunteer Car Scheme

This scheme enables people who find it difficult to use public transport to attend health appointments and where resources allow shopping trips or social excursions.


Volunteering is a unique opportunity for people to make a real difference in their communities and to also develop skills, improve self-confidence, meeting new people and changing lives

Frank Brake Community Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 can be available to small community and voluntary groups that are charitable in purpose and are working for the benefit of people in Ashford and surrounding areas.
The fund supports projects for children, young people and families, participation in sports, improvements to community facilities such as village halls and community centres, volunteering, employability, the elderly and the disabled in South East Kent with a priority given to groups within a 10 mile radius of Ashford. The fund will also consider uniformed youth groups and children's sports groups within the area.
Valuing volunteers & providing essential services to the community of Ashford Borough since 1978.
Registered Charity No. 1066765
Company Limited by Guarantee No. 3464057
ICO registration number ZA056009
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