Kent Active Retirement Fellowship (KARF) was set up in 1997. Membership is available to all in receipt of a pension paid from the Kent Pension Fund, together with their spouses and/or partners.
KARF give members the opportunity to meet with other retired people with similar interests. The local branches offer activities and events, including social, cultural, educational, leisure and fellowship.
There is no restriction on the number of branches, which can differ in size from between 60 and 150 members. The branches are set up and operated by local members and individual branches are responsible for raising their own funds and for spending it as their members wish. There is an annual membership subscription which is £5. Branches can set additional charges or raise funds according to members' wishes.
If you wish to join KARF or require further information then please complete the KARF enquiry form. Some branches may be oversubscribed but new branches are being opened or planned. The branch secretary will be happy to help you.
KARF is an independent organisation. Kent Pension Fund and Kent County Council have no involvement in the running of the organisation and are not responsible for, or liable for, the activities of KARF.
Find your local KARF branch
A list of all KARF branches in Kent along with programme of events meeting venue information and contact details
Read the latest news from the KARF committee
KARF rules and constitution
View the KARF rules and constitution
Website Rep page
Information for branch secretaries wanting to add content to branch web pages