The first round of the 2016/17 Corporate Services Small Grant fund closed last month, and the assessments have been made on how to allocate the first half of the £30,000 fund.

This round saw 22 organisations apply, with grants assessed on the following priorities –

  • Information and Advice
  • Community Engagement
  • Infrastructure and Capacity Building

The second round of funding is due to open in October 2016 and more information can be found on the RBKC website. Successful in the first round however, were:

  • Abundance Arts to run a programme of activities for Caribbean elders;
  • African Women’s Care Centre to upgrade their computer systems to cope with increasing numbers of members;
  • Build on Belief to help advertise their drug and alcohol support group;
  • Centre for Armenian Information and Advice towards the costs of marketing materials for a street festival;
  • North Kensington Women’s Textile Workshop to help their volunteer leaders with training and support;
  • Open Age to help with the costs of promoting their services to isolated older people;
  • Persian Care Centre to purchase a laptop to help coordinate their services;
  • Response Community Projects to repair flood damaged carpets;
  • SPID Theatre to help with the costs of bringing a part of the Kensal Community Rooms back into use;
  • St Antonio Eritrean Refugees Women’s Group to support their year-long programme of activities for isolated older women; and
  • Venture Community Association to help revamp their IT suite at the community centre.