Folkestone & Hythe Community directory

Below is list of organisations and groups offering support and activities for residents in the Folkestone & Hythe district. 

Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation – the details are provided for information only.

These details are correct at time of publishing (December 2023) and are reviewed annually. 

Amendments can be emailed to




AFRA: Alliance of Folkestone Residents Associations – Our Town, Our Future, Our Voice

Action on Homelessness

Action on Homelessness in Folkestone | Facebook

Age UK Hythe Lyminge Ashford

Welcome to Age UK Hythe, Lyminge and Ashford

Age UK South Kent Coast (Folkestone)

Welcome to Age UK South Kent Coast

Art in Romney Marsh

Art in Romney Marsh

AWOC (Ageing Without Children) East Kent


Baby Basics

Baby Basics Folkestone | Folkestone | Facebook

Brightshadow - creative organisation for those living with dementia

Carers Support East Kent

Home - Carers' Support East Kent (


CARM - Caring All together on Romney Marsh (

Churches Together Folkestone

Home | ctfolkestone (

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Shepway

Community Fridge

Folkestone Community Fridge | Folkestone | Facebook

Cycle Shepway

Home - Cycle Shepway

Dads Unltd

Dementia Friends Hythe

Hythe Dementia Aware Home Page | Dementia Aware Hythe

Disability Assist

Kent | Disability Assist | England

Dymchurch Players

Dymchurch Players | Facebook


Folkestone-Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society | Tower Theatre (

Fibromyalgia Folkestone support group

Fibromyalgia Group Folkestone | Folkestone | Facebook

Folkestone Community Forum – set up to bring together the district council and the town’s community groups

Folkestone Book shop (LGBTQ)

The Folkestone Bookshop

Folkestone Music

Folkestone - Folkestone Music

Folkestone Nepalese Community

Folkestone Performing Arts Company

Home | FPAC

Folkestone Pride

Home | Folkestone Pride

Folkestone Repairs Together

Folkestone Repairs Together | LinkedIn

Folkestone Safe Haven

Hestia's mental health support in Folkestone

Forward (Substance Misuse support)

Dover and Folkestone Hub - Forward Trust

Fourth Wall -  creative space focussing on art and mental health

Home - Fourth Wall Folkestone

FYP (For Young People)

Home (

Girlguiding Folkestone

Girlguiding Folkestone division, Girlguiding Kent East

Go Folkestone

Go Folkestone | Promoting All That's Good In Folkestone

Headway East Kent

Headway East Kent – Headway Kent

Healthwatch Kent

Home | Healthwatch Kent


Home-Start Shepway | Because childhood can't wait (

Hythe Civic Society

Home | Hythe Civic Society

Hythe Environmental Community Group

Hythe Environmental Community Group - Hythe Environmental Community

Imago (young, adult, carers, volunteering)

Imago Community

Includes Us 2 listening, supporting and empowering disabled children and their families

Kent Coast Volunteering

Kent Coast Volunteering (

Kent SEND support

Kent Send Support

Kent Sheds – reducing loneliness and isolation

Join shed | Kent Sheds


Kent Refugee Action Network (

Life Skills Centre – Development centre for adults with Learning Disability

The Life Skills Centre Folkestone | Folkestone | Facebook

Living Words Arts

Home - Living Words

LGBT social group

Folkestone and surrounding areas LGBTI Social group | Facebook

MS South East Kent Group

South East Kent Group | MS Society

Musical Walkabout – exploring, promoting and practising music for wellbeing

Welcome | Musical Walkabout

New Folkestone Society

New Folkestone Society Voice for the Community

New Romney Litter picking Watch

Litter Picking Watch Romney Marsh | Facebook

Pebbles Dementia Café

St Peter's Hall, Greatstone. Meets every 2nd Thursday of the month 10.30am - 12noon

Rainbow Centre

Rainbow Centre Folkestone | Charity | Contact, Foodbank, Homeless (

RBL local branches: Cheriton & Morehall, Hythe & Saltwood, Elham Valley, New Romney

Local Branches | Membership | Royal British Legion

Romney Marsh Art Society

Romney Marsh Art Society | Facebook

Romney Marsh Community Hub

Romney Marsh Community Hub (

Rotary (Folkestone)

Welcome | Rotary Club of Folkestone (

Rotary (Hythe)

Hythe Rotary - welcome. (

Rotary (Channel)

Channel Rotary Club (Folkestone) – Club No. 19454. District 1120 (

Rotary (Romney Marsh)

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Romney Marsh (

Salvation Army

Folkestone | The Salvation Army


Folkestone Dover and Hythe Samaritans

Sandgate Society

The Sandgate Society – Promoting our community, protecting our heritage

Scouts – Folkestone and Hythe district Scouts covering Folkestone, Sandgate, Lyminge, Saltwood, Sellindge and Hythe offering Scouting to young people between the ages of 4-25

Shepway Autism Support Group

Shepway Autism Support Group | Facebook

Shepway Heart

Shepway Heart Forum | Promoting History and Culture in Folkestone

Shepway Spectrum Arts

Home - Shepway Spectrum Arts

Social Enterprise Kent (SEK)

Social Enterprise Kent CIC (

South Kent Mind

South Kent Mind

SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity


Strange Cargo

Strange Cargo Arts, participatory arts company based in Folkestone

Sunflower House – working with partners building community and creating connections and opportunities

Talk About SEND CIC

Home Talk About Send

The Shed (Hythe)

The Shed Hythe | Facebook

The Shed (Folkestone Youth Project)

The Shed Urban Wilderness - Folkestone Youth Project (

The Sports Trust

Home - The Sports Trust

Thrive by the Sea

Home - Claire Grant (

Touchbase Care - supporting adults and young people with physical disabilities, learning difficulties, neurodiversity and sensory impairment

Home - Touchbase Care

Treat Me Right – empowering women to create the lives they want

Treat Me Right CIC

United Response/Community Network

Kent - United Response

Warm Spaces

Warm Welcome Campaign

Young Lives Foundation

The Young Lives Foundation - Making Difference (

Online directories

SEK online directory of health and wellbeing

Connect Well East Kent - Connecting you with help and wellbeing services

Shepway Community Service

Local Kent Directory