Driven by data and by listening to people living and working in our Borough, we identify pressing local needs and bring together the resources to tackle them. We work with excellent local charity and community partners, investing in them and their expertise. In particular, we encourage collaborations and partnerships which enable better outcomes and bigger impact. Our current priorities are:
We are inviting applications for projects which improve the lives of local children and young people affected by issues such as poor mental health, gangs, crime and violence, poverty, language barriers and overcrowded accommodation.
To apply, download the guidelines and application form. The deadline for applications is Friday 15th November at 5pm.
We are working with charities across the Borough to combat isolation and improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Click here to find out about the projects we have recently supported through this fund.
If you’d like to find out more about how you can support these inspirational charities in their vital work, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Shoots is our small grants fund for one-off projects which bring hope and joy to the North Kensington community and there is a pot of £70,000 a year available for the next two years.
In year one of Green Shoots we awarded grants totalling £68,848 for 67 projects which have benefited over 10,000 people in North Kensington.
To apply for a Green Shoots grant, download our guidelines and simple application form.
Through a partnership between the K&C Foundation and the The National Lottery Community Fund, £240,000 has been awarded to local organisations who were exceptional in the response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy and are continuing to empower and support local people in the North Kensington community.
For more details of the awards made click here.
We are working with the community on new and major programmes to enable local people to not only materially improve their well-being, but to flourish and so strengthen North Kensington as a whole. We will act as a catalyst and encourage partnerships which have the potential to significantly enhance local life.
Find out more here.
We are introducing opportunities for people of working age, from 16 to 60+, that bring together charities, community organisations and businesses to provide training, soft skills and most importantly, jobs. Our annual fundraising target is £200,000.
Following consultation with our local community partners we have introduced Resurgo, a well-established charity, into North Kensington. In partnership with us, they will run their Spear Programme which has an impressive track record of supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into employment, training or further education.
Winter Warmth helps tackle local fuel poverty, supporting vulnerable older people in need and giving them vital help with their fuel bills. We work closely with Age UK K&C, Citizens Advice and Nucleus Legal Advice Centre to identify those who need support.
To donate click here.
‘This campaign is a wonderful way for people to share what they don’t seriously need. Donating your winter fuel allowance ensures it directly benefits neighbours in need.’
We administer The Sarah Hawkins Young Carers Fund which was set up by Alan Hutchison to honour the memory of his wife. It supports young carers to overcome adversity and to help them achieve their potential.
The fund helps young adult carers to attend Birmingham University. It also provides an annual break for young carers under the age of 12 from Kensington & Chelsea to attend a weekend respite break.
To donate, please click here.