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News: 11.10.18

The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation Report and Accounts 2017/18

Our accounts for financial year April 2017 to March 2018 have been signed off by our auditors, Goldwins Ltd, and sent to The Charity Commission for publication on their website. A copy is available here.  

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News: 04.09.18

The Launch of Green Shoots

  The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Green Shoots.   Green Shoots is part of our Grenfell Community Development Fund and there is a pot of £50,000 a year available for the next three years for…

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News: 19.07.18

Grenfell Community Development Fund

The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation announces its Grenfell Community Development Fund which will see £1.6 million invested over the next three years in North Kensington. For more information click here.

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News: 16.07.18

Mosaic Mural unveiled at Latimer Tube Walkway

To read our full announcement of the unveiling of the community mosaic mural please follow this link.    

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News: 12.06.18

Grenfell Tower Fund – Update 12.6.2018

The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation’s Grenfell Tower Fund has now topped £7 million. £5.11 million has been distributed in total.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed.  For more information please click here

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News: 11.06.18

Thank you to KXU and spinning enthusiasts for helping us raise £800

30 spinning enthusiasts came to Duke of York Square on Saturday 2nd June for a heart pumping 2 hour charity spin, hosted by KXU. The event raised £800 to support the work we do to tackle the inequalities faced by…

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News: 30.05.18

Thank you to Rag & Bone for our first successful shopping event

We want to say a big thank you to Rag & Bone for a great shopping event last week to benefit the work we achieve locally. Rag & Bone create effortless urban style, with expert craftsmanship in clothing, shoes and apparel…

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News: 29.05.18

An announcement - building on our success and looking to the future

To read the full announcement from Jeremy Raphaely, the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation's Founder and Acting Chair please follow this link.

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News: 24.05.18

Privacy Statement

Preservation of your privacy is important to The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation and we are committed to letting you know how we use your personal information and to making only responsible use of your data.     

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News: 24.05.18

2 hour charity spin to benefit the K&C Foundation - are you ready?

Join KXU and the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation as we take U-CYCLE to the streets to increase awareness and raise money for the work we do locally. Challenge yourself with a heart pumping 2 hour charity spin class hosted in the Duke of York Square on Saturday 2 June,…

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News: 21.05.18

We are recruiting for a Development Manager

Development Manager, Kensington & Chelsea Foundation   Salary: £40-£45,000 (dependent on experience) Based: Ladbroke Grove, London W11   The K&C Foundation raises awareness of the inequalities which exist in Kensington and Chelsea and raises money and in-kind support to invest in local…

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News: 15.05.18

Recruiting for Tech Training & Student Support Manager

  We are recruiting for the role of Tech Training & Student Support Manager for our exciting new pilot Get Into Tech : North Kensington.   To read the full role profile and apply please click here

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News: 10.05.18

Shopping event with Rag & Bone and The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation

The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation invites you to our upcoming event during Chelsea in Bloom in partnership with one of our corporate partners Rag & Bone. The shopping event will take place at Rag & Bone - Sloane Square. Come…

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News: 08.05.18

Grenfell Tower Fund: Listening Project update and next steps

Over the past few months we have invited people to tell us what they feel the current and evolving needs are in the community. We have listened to more than 100 individuals across North Kensington including people from the voluntary…

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News: 02.05.18

Get Into Tech : North Kensington

We wanted to let you know about a life changing new course that we are offering in partnership with Sky and other businesses. Get Into Tech : North Kensington is a 15 week coding course beginning in September, it’s free and exclusively for people who live in North Kensington. …

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News: 05.04.18

Kensington Symphony Orchestra at Westfield on April 29

Kensington Symphony Orchestra will be performing in the Atrium at Westfield London in Shepherds Bush on Sunday April 29 - in support of the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation's Grenfell Tower Fund and War Child. They will be playing non-stop between 12pm…

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News: 22.03.18

Free course in construction and health & safety

About the course: The Construction Youth Trust offer a specific course to support young people who have left education without the necessary skills to achieve economic and social independence. The eight day course around Health and Safety in Construction, provides…

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News: 20.03.18

Join us at Artisan du Chocolat

Please join the K&C Foundation and Artisan du Chocolat Specialists for an evening of gourmand delights while learning more about us and our work in the community. We tackle the inequalities faced by many people including loneliness, child poverty and…

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News: 15.03.18

The K&C Foundation's Listening Project 

  In November 2017 the K&C Foundation started a Listening Project. We are holding small, informal listening groups and individual meetings to help understand what the broad issues and main themes are across the North Kensington community following the Grenfell fire. The evolving needs will be…

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News: 16.01.18

Gala for Grenfell

Gala for Grenfell to help young people through arts and sports – 15.1.18 The Gala for Grenfell took place at the Adelphi Theatre on 30 July 2017, bringing together dancers from across the world of dance. It raised £90,000 for…

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News: 15.01.18

Grenfell Tower Fund – Update 15.1.2018

K&C Foundation’s Grenfell Tower Fund tops £6.7 million. £5.098 million has been distributed in total.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed.  For more information please click here          

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News: 15.01.18

Grenfell Tower Fund - Grants to organisations

Full details of grants made to organisations from the K&C Foundation Grenfell Tower Fund are here.

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News: 08.01.18

Comedian Dane Baptiste represents us on Celebrity Mastermind

On Friday 5th January stand up comedian and writer Dane Baptiste appeared on Celebrity Mastermind. His chosen charity was the K&C Foundation and we are incredibly grateful for his support.  

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News: 01.12.17

Local families enjoy Harrods Christmas party

On Sunday 26th November, Nova New Opportunities and some of the families they work with got the chance to start early Christmas celebrations at the Harrods Christmas party. We were very pleased to help bring together Nova New Opportunities and Harrods, who hosted a magical morning of…

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News: 14.11.17

Grenfell Tower Fund update 14.11.17

  K&C Foundation Grenfell Tower Fund tops £6.4 million. £4.936 million in total now paid out to Grenfell Tower victims. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.   For more details please click here  

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News: 18.10.17

The Royal Garden Hotel donates £10,000 to local charity, SMART

Thank you to the Royal Garden Hotel and staff for raising £10,000 for local charity SMART. SMART, or Saint Mary Abbots Rehabilitation and Training, is a local charity based in the south of Kensington & Chelsea. It supports people of all…

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News: 17.10.17

Dale Youth ABC reopens after losing their home in the Grenfell Tower fire

Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club was made homeless after 17 years supporting local young people as a result of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. On Thursday 12th October they officially reopened their doors at Box Clever Sports, Lowerwood Court, 351 Westbourne Park…

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News: 22.09.17

ENFiD UK's donation to the Grenfell Tower Fund

        On 22nd September we were visited by Christian Estrada, Chairperson of the European Network of Filipino Diaspora (ENFid) and his colleagues who generously donated to our Grenfell Tower Fund.

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News: 21.09.17

£4.44 million in total now paid out to Grenfell Tower victims

Grenfell Tower Fund update 21.09.17   • K&C Foundation Grenfell Tower Fund tops £6 million • £1.52 million in further grants to be paid to survivors with immediate effect • £4.44 million in total now paid out to Grenfell Tower…

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News: 12.09.17

Grenfell Tower: charitable funds raised and distributed

The Charity Commission has announced a unified approach to supporting everyone directly affected by the tragic Grenfell Tower fire. This approach brings together all of the major charities and partners, including the K&C Foundation who have been fundraising since June 14th. We…

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News: 14.08.17

Over 50% of donations already committed to help Grenfell Tower victims

Fresh Start Grants of £10,000 per household to be paid with immediate effect - further details here 

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News: 10.08.17

Risko's donation to the Grenfell Tower Fund

  Risko raised £1,362.20 by giving up his 5th birthday party and his presents in exchange for donations to go to our Grenfell Tower fund. Risko and his parents visited our office today, travelling all the way from Bournemouth to see…

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News: 08.08.17

Biggest single donation by EasyJet’s customers and staff for Grenfell

In the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, EasyJet carried out a donation collection for our Grenfell Tower Fund. They asked passengers to donate any change and foreign coins and, thanks to the generosity of everyone who flew with…

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News: 03.08.17

The Grenfell Tower Fund and a special request to help ‘Grenfell United’

A huge thank you to everyone who has donated to the K&C Foundation’s Grenfell Tower Fund.  As of today, £5.2 million has been raised with over £2.9 million committed – further details here

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News: 03.08.17

Edhi International Foundation's donation to the Grenfell Tower Fund

On 31st July, we received a donation of £100,000 from Faisal Edhi of the Edhi International Foundation [a non-profit social welfare programme in Pakistan] to the Grenfell Tower Fund.    

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News: 07.07.17

Grenfell Tower Appeal Fund

The K&C Foundation Grenfell Tower Fund currently stands at £4.5 million.  £2.5 million is already committed to helping individuals and families directly affected. 100% of the money will go to families and the local community.  For more information or details on…

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News: 23.06.17

Funds released for people directly impacted by the Grenfell Tower Fire

The Charity Commission has announced a unified approach to supporting everyone directly affected by the tragic Grenfell Tower fire. This approach brings together all of the major charities and partners that have been fundraising for the tragedy at Grenfell Tower…

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News: 17.06.17

Grenfell Tower Fund Media Release

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News: 06.06.17

The Berkeley Hotel donates dining furniture

    The Berkeley hotel has delighted guests for over a hundred years in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge. We are especially pleased that they are supporting our work and have recently donated some furniture to us for redistribution to…

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News: 24.04.17

Hosting Hotels at The Capital

We were delighted to hold a successful breakfast meeting with some of our fantastic local hotels.  We are really looking forward to collaborating further with each of them to see how we can improve local lives together.  Thank you to…

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News: 05.04.17

Douglas & Gordon's great furniture donation

Douglas & Gordon are one of the largest independent estate agents in London. They have just moved their head office and as a result had a substantial amount of quality office furniture to donate. The furniture would otherwise have been destroyed…

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Events, News: 09.03.17

London Art Biennale 2017: Reception and Auction

Come along to a complimentary reception as part of the London Art Biennale on Wednesday 29 March at 6.30pm – 9.30pm. The Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea will open the viewing and charity auction. We will be one of the…

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Events, News: 09.03.17

Breakfast View for dogs and owners

Specialist auctioneers, 25 Blythe Road are selling a collection of pictures, many of dogs and other animals, from a private London Club. You and your dog are warmly invited to a special viewing being held on 3 April from 8.30am…

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Events, News: 03.02.17

The London Gala Ball in support of the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation

The Gala Ball Presented by Inspiration 2 Dance in support of K&C Foundation 25 March 2017 The Porchester Hall, Bayswater London W2 5HS The London Gala Ball is a special event in any dancer’s social diary. To get the real flavour…

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News: 22.02.17

Support the K & C Foundation on your travels - more ideas for summer 2017!

The K&C Foundation has partnered with www.tripifini.com to raise funds for local charities, specifically those supporting young people in the Borough. Tripifini connects you directly to hand picked local travel experts in 60 countries, making it easy to plan incredible…

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Events, News: 19.12.16

An evening at the Design Museum and a new campaign to tackle loneliness

On Tuesday 6 December, nearly 500 friends and supporters joined us for our Annual Celebration at the spectacular new Design Museum. The event was generously supported by KX, the Private Members Health Club in Chelsea. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor…

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News: 14.11.16

The Mayor's Advent Carol Concert and Reception, Wednesday 30 November 2016 at 7.15 p.m

We are delighted that the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Rutherford, is holding an Advent Carol Concert in support of our work, as her Mayoral Charity. This will take place in the Little…

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News: 10.11.16

Christmas Sale in aid of Sarah Hawkins Young Carers Fund

The K&C Foundation is administering the Sarah Hawkins Young Carers Fund which provides financial assistance to support young carers to overcome adversity and to help them achieve their potential. A Christmas sale is taking place next week and will include…

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News: 12.10.16

The Cadogan K&C Foundation Fund

We are very pleased to share with you our news about the endowment we are managing on behalf of Cadogan for the benefit of  the local community and local charities.  To read the article in full on page 19 please…

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News: 06.10.16

Partnering with Delancey to help three local charities

We are pleased to be partnering with Delancey, the specialist real estate investment and advisory company.  Delancey has chosen to work with us to support three local charities. “Delancey are delighted to support the work of the K&C Foundation who…

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News: 05.10.16

Calling all local charities to get involved in ‘Hands Across the Borough’

Hands Across the Borough is our new campaign to help with local isolation and bring people closer together We want to help you shine a light on the effects of loneliness locally and raise funds and in kind support from…

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News: 19.09.16

Spreading the word about our work with local charities

Thank you so much for those of you who came to our first Charities Evening.  We were really pleased to welcome so many of you who joined us to hear more about how we can help your charity.  Many of you…

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News: 19.09.16

Bringing business and charity together for a Fun Day

We were delighted to organise the Finance Team from Capital and Counties to spend the day with members of Equal People Mencap.  It was a sunny, fun filled day where everyone came together,befriended one another, danced, took part in Zumba, Yoga…

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News: 04.08.16

Impact Report 2015/2016

Our Impact Report for 2015/2016 is now here. It provides a snapshot of our work over the past year showing how we've been able to support those most in need in our local community. Click here to read: K&C Foundation Impact Report 2015…

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News: 29.06.16

A weekend of live music & performance from young and emerging talent

This years' Portobello Green Summer Festival, which takes place on July 16th and 17th, celebrates young and emerging artists and provides a platform for a diverse range of live music, performance, workshops and family entertainment. The Festival will provide a…

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News: 22.06.16

Art in support of The K&C Foundation: Spirit Into Matter

London artist Farah Husain is exhibiting in aid of Empowering Youth and The K&C Foundation at Kensington Central Library from Friday June 24th to Saturday July 2nd. There will be a special opening by The Worshipful the Mayor of Royal Borough…

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News: 16.06.16

Our Local Hero

  The contribution of our founding Director, Jeremy Raphaely, to our local community has been celebrated in an article in Sloane Square Magazine. "After living in the Borough for 40 years, I was aware of some of its wonderful local…

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News: 16.06.16

Please help local young people take part in the W11 Opera

Nationally acclaimed W11 Opera for Young People has been locally based for more than 45 years and each year commissions a new opera from a professional composer. Rehearsals take place at St James’s Church W11 with performances each December. W11…

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Events, News: 06.06.16

A special date for your diary

We are delighted that our Annual Celebration will be held at the Design Museum on the evening of Tuesday 6 December 2016. The Design Museum is relocating to the former Commonwealth Institute building and opens on 24 November 2016 so…

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News: 18.03.16

Press Release - Summer Sparks 2016 Campaign

  The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation exists to help people make a difference close to home by giving to local charities and so improving lives in the Royal Borough. It is now launching its third Summer Sparks campaign, designed to…

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News: 10.03.16

Next Charity Tour - Thursday 12 May

WHEN? The next Charity Tour is on Thursday 12 May, 1.30-4pm. WHERE? If you would like to join us, we will meet in the cafe of  the Museum of Brands (111-117 Lancaster Road, W11 1QT) at 1.30pm for coffee and to share some introductory information on two…

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News: 19.02.16

It’s not all about the money...We can help you recycle high quality goods.

A huge thank you to Solicitors, Pemberton Greenish LLP, based near Sloane Square, who recently updated their IT systems and contacted us wishing to donate 20 desktop computers to local charities and good causes.  We were delighted to be able…

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News: 19.02.16

Thank you Royal Garden Hotel for your donation of £15,000

We have been working with the Royal Garden Hotel for the past two years matching them with local charity Open Age, which promotes healthy living for the Over 50s. Open Age was voted for by staff at the Royal Garden Hotel…

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