Deliver services on our behalf (Right to Challenge)

The Right to Challenge is a national process introduced through government’s Localism Act. It came into force on 27 June 2012.

The Right to Challenge is one way that voluntary and community groups and council employees can bid to run council services. It enables eligible groups to express an interest in running a council service. We must consider expressions of interest, and where we accept them, run a procurement exercise which anyone can compete in. So, rather than a ‘right to run’ a service, it is a ‘right to compete’ in a procurement exercise.

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We would encourage anyone who is interested in delivering a Kent County Council service to contact us first so we can discuss your idea. You can contact the service directly, or email us at righttochallenge@kent.gov.uk.