Kennedy St’s Community Connections Program Receives Funding Boost

£5,000 of ‘Safer in Sussex’ funding from the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has been awarded to Kennedy St & Co CiC, community connections program.

kennedy_street_and_co_community_interest_company_logo_headerCommenting on the grant award, Clare Kennedy said:
“This is vital funding for us and means we can make recovery & transformation
visible, accessible & attractive in our communities, we will offer recovery coaching as well as offering inspirational opportunities to those choosing recovery via our introduction to social enterprise workshops.”

Who can we help?:
• Those who are interested in transforming their lives through recovery,
volunteering and self employment via social enterprise.
• Those who are in recovery from substance misuse who need support to
sustain and grow in recovery
• For ex offenders leaving prison, that are interested in recovery, self
employment and looking to achieve their greatest potential.
The Community Connections sessions are facilitated by Clare Kennedy, a fully
trained recovery coach practitioner, with over 19 years professional therapeutic
practice & training, as well as her own 19 year, personal lived experience of
sobriety & recovery.

From Nov 16th they will be running a community connection sessions from St
Patrick’s Church, 1 Cambridge Rd, Hove BN3 1DE. Every Thursday between 10.30 and 12.30pm.

Places are limited so for more information and an application pack, please email:

Commending Kennedy St & Co CiC on its successful bid, Mrs Bourne said: “This
fund is about helping local community projects make Sussex safer and that’s
exactly what Kennedy St’s- community connections program is doing.”

“Since launching the Safer in Sussex funding scheme in December 2013, I have
made over £1m available to more than 200 local crime reduction and community
safety initiatives. “The scheme is making a real difference to communities across Sussex. The high numbers applying shows that local organisations and community groups care about, and are committed to, helping keep Sussex a safe place in which to live. “I will be following the progress of Kennedy St & Co CiC closely over the coming