Our Partners and Collaborators
FG Factor Drinks
"ENRICHED WITH VITAMINS & MINERALS FOR BODY & MIND"
We are very excited to announce our brand new drinks partner FGFactor drinks, a multi vitamin drink infused with botanicals, vitamins and minerals for body and mind that are critical to our wellbeing and good health.
We proudly stock these drinks in all available flavours on The Happy Bus so please ask us for more information.
Here's more about the company, its Founder Connor and the FGF Initiative, a programme that has the capacity to not only raise awareness of issues within the workplace, but to actually resolve them in such a way that employees become empowered and motivated to become the best that they can be!
"For sensitive hearing and those who want a calming environment."
The Happy Bus proudly stock the wonderful 'Calmer' product which reduces noise related stress & sensory overwhelm - without isolating you from sounds you want to hear.
Very helpful for those with: sensitive hearing, hyper-sensitivity to sound associated with autism, hyperacusis, misophonia, noise related stress & other hearing conditions.
Announcing our special new collaboration with Fairwinds Counselling. Vivienne Pettman will now be available to talk at the Happy Bus on Thursdays 10am-2pm at Wimereux Square.
"I'm a person-centred counsellor who integrates other approaches such as CBT and Creative Therapy. I create a warm, safe space to facilitate openness allowing the client to process thoughts and feelings whilst being in a supportive
environment" - Viv
FCS Talking Therapies is a Charity specialising in NHS IAPT, Affordable & Private Talking Therapies for the people of Kent since 1992.
If you are registered with a GP anywhere in Kent & Medway you can make use of their NHS IAPT services either online, face to face.
They can help you if you are struggling with low mood, worries, anxiety, depression or relationships. Ask us at The Happy Bus on the services they can offer that could help improve your life stresses or worries.
You can now choose HAPPY HERE CIC as your local Co-op cause!
Through your Co-op membership, for every £1 you spend on selected services, 2p will be donated to Happy Here. You can also choose to donate your rewards at the checkout.
You can select Happy Here CIC as your local cause online or in the Co-op app.
We have a local partnership with Morrison's in Herne Bay as part of the Community Champion programme for our outreach incentive The Happy Bus. We are continually grateful for their help and generous offer of providing waters, snacks and more for our community.
Social Enterprise Kent
Social Enterprise Kent is a Community Interest Company (CIC) and social enterprise operating for over 35 years, with the overarching vision of “Improving Lives, Supporting Communities”.
One of our key programmes over the last seven years has been Ageless Thanet, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund’s ‘Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better’ programme, which has been awarded to us to help fulfil this need through the Happy Bus outreach incentive for Thanet and the South Kent Coast.
As a social enterprise, they are all about making a positive social impact in communities. They support individuals and businesses and work in partnership for the best outcomes. They are registered with, and regulated by, the CIC Regulator, which means that all of our operational activities are guided by a commitment to maximising their positive social impact.
Sports Connect is a registered NCFE and 1st4Sport Approved Centre as well as a Kent FA licensed Football Provider. They are an inclusive sport for all education focused organisation using the Powers of Sport to Inspire, Motivate and Educate everyone to build a better life for themselves and unite the communities in which they live.
Through Sports Connect we have a healthy partnership with StreetGames, The Kent FA and Stonewall. After confirming an official partnership with The Kent FA our regular and very popular meet ups for LGBTQ+ football sessions are due to start again in early 2023.
The Pride Shop
The UK’s original Pride shop. An LGBT+ owned and operated where their goal is to provide opportunities for LGBT+ creators, designers and makers to bring you some of the most unique LGBT+ products. With each and every purchase on THE PRIDE SHOP directly supports Pride events around the country.
A donation from each sale is made into our Pride Fund – which in turn will be used to help Pride events across the UK. Since 2017 The Pride Shop and its brands have raised over £25,000 for good causes and helped generate over £35,000 for Pride events.
The National Lottery Community Fund
Happy Here CIC and The Happy Bus are an official community cause with TNL Community Fund where The National Lottery raises money for good causes.
People use this funding to do extraordinary things, taking the lead to improve their lives and communities. Every time you buy a National Lottery ticket, you help make this happen.
Communities come in all shapes and sizes, and National Lottery funding is there for everyone.
There are 12 distributors of money raised by the players of The National Lottery, which fund projects and activities that transform communities, protect our heritage, and enrich lives through arts, sports and culture.
The National Lottery Community Fund has a critical role to play in supporting communities to unleash their energy and potential so they can get to where they want to be.
Every year, the projects they back, including Happy Here CIC, reach more than 5 million people and help tackle things that matter, such as mental health and loneliness, providing young people with skills and employment opportunities, supporting communities’ COVID efforts and much, much more.
Canterbury City Council
The Canterbury City Council continue to support and have funded The Happy Bus "Wellness on Wheels" in and around Kent.
The Rainbow Lottery
You can help fund and support Happy Here CIC by playing The Rainbow Lottery here. Every 50p of £1 ticket goes to our cause and you can win up to £25,000 each month!