Our Ambition

Our vision is of a Borough where no one is held back by lack of opportunity, where local people, schools and businesses work together to strengthen our community.

A place of contrasts

Kensington & Chelsea has a reputation as an area of great prosperity and privilege but it also has pockets of severe deprivation. The life chances of significant numbers of local people are seriously limited by problems such as poverty, a lack of opportunity, poor physical or mental health and isolation.

Local facts
  • 41%
    of children in North Kensington live in poverty, the second highest level of child poverty in London and yet more than 50% of children in the Borough attend private schools.
  • 20 years
    difference in life expectancy within 8 streets in an area just off Ladbroke Grove.
  • 25%
    of local families live in overcrowded conditions and yet 61% of Borough residents over the age of 65 live alone
  • 25%
    rise of visits to local foodbanks in 2015

What we do

We highlight local needs and create campaigns to combat them

We champion the work of local charities

We raise funds from local people, businesses and schools for charities and community groups

We encourage a better sense of community through bringing people together

Who we are

Our team

Susan Dolton


Charlotte Rossan

Projects Manager

Cathy Bickham

Operations Manager

Asma Hussain

Development Manager

Brooke Dobbyn

Community Engagement Manager

General Enquiries

Who we are


Richard Briance Chairman

Richard has lived in the Borough for over 50 years, he has worked in financial services throughout his career and is currently Chairman of recently formed private merchant bank, PMB Capital. Richard is a trustee of London Children’s Ballet, the Legatum Institute and of Floreat Education, and former Chair of Trinity Hospice.    

Cynthia Dize

Cynthia has worked in the voluntary sector since the early 80s. She was CEO of Age UK K&C for 16 years and current activity includes work as a parent governor, residents’ association, Glass Door Homeless Charity and the Golborne Forum.

Clare M Ferguson

Clare is a solicitor (retired) and was a partner/consultant with law firm Taylor Wessing for nearly 40 years. She has been a resident of this Borough for over 30 years actively engaged in various ways in the community. She runs her own charity and is also a Trustee of ArtsEd based in Chiswick.

Mark Garraway

Mark is a communications consultant with over 25 years’ experience providing strategic advice to a range of clients across a number of continents. He is a Managing Partner of Instinctif. The business is a 440-strong international communications consultancy.

Jennifer Greenbury

Jennifer has lived in K&C for over 30 years. She was a Special Advisor to The Shadow Department for Culture Media and Sport, on the Development Board of The National Portrait Gallery and Board Director of British Ski Federation. She is a director of and investor in various private and investment companies.

Martin Morgan

Martin has lived in the Borough since 2008. He was CEO of DMGT  until 2016 whose headquarters are also in the Borough, and during his tenure the company became a supporter of the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation.

Jeremy Raphaely Founder

Jeremy lives locally. After a career in the City he retired in 2008, when he founded the K&C Foundation. He plays cello in the Portobello Orchestra and is trustee of Awards for Young Musicians. On 20 June 2017 Jeremy took on the role of Acting Chair until Richard Briance took over as chairman in September 2018.

Lucinda Stafford-Deitsch

Lucinda has lived in the Borough for most of her adult life.  She was chairman of the Kensington Branch of the NSPCC between 1996 and 2007 and appointed an honorary member of the Council.  She is also a trustee of The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust.

William Crone

William is a chartered accountant and currently works as Head of Strategic Planning for Soho House & Co. Prior to this, he has worked over the last eight years in a variety of roles at EY, Morgan Stanley and No1 Lounges. He lives within the borough, in Earls Court.

Esma Dukali

Esma worked with Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre for 14 years in a range of roles, from mental health coordinator, senior finance officer and centre manager. She then worked with RBKC and Hammersmith & Fulham councils, later joining the Grenfell Response team. Her long experience of working in the borough brings an in depth understanding of the local community.

Our supporters

Thank you to the following for contributing to our core costs. This means that 100% of all other donations received go direct to local causes, to change local lives.

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust
The Martin Charitable Trust
People's Postcode Lottery
Our Friends and Patrons
Supported by The City of London's charity, City Bridge Trust

Our Friends and Patrons

If you are passionate about Kensington & Chelsea and want to join a group of like-minded people, working together to make a difference locally, then we’d like to welcome you.

Join us

As a Friend or Patron, we will keep you in touch with what we are doing, invite you to our events and help you to learn more about local charities and the excellent work they are achieving through our charity tours.

Please download a Friend or Patron form, print and return by post to:
Kensington and Chelsea Foundation, 111-117 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QT.
Or, you can scan and email it back to us.