As we reach the halfway point of the 2016/17 City Living, Local Life year, it’s time to take a look around at the local projects that have been kick-started by residents, community groups and ward Councillors around Kensington and Chelsea. Over 50 projects have been funded already, and a full list is available on the City Living, Local Life website, but around the borough the initiative has been busy…

… working with the Brompton Association to conduct an underground survey of  Yalta Memorial Gardens in their efforts to revitalise the Twelve Responses to Tragedy;

bringing the Olympic spirit to Chelsea Riverside and the World’s End with the Chelsea Youth Festival in August;

celebrating with the Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers for their 50th year in Colville;

piloting complementary therapies at the Dalgarno Trust Food Bank with Monroe Health;

creating a pop-up Museum curated by children of St. Thomas’ Primary in Golborne as part of a year-long, school-wide programme;

lighting up Holland Park Avenue by supporting the Holland Park Village Traders’ to put up Christmas lights around the Underground station;

pulling no punches and helping out the Champions of tomorrow with equipment for Dale Youth Boxing Club in Notting Dale;

launching Senior Moments, a series of talks, classes and workshops for older residents at Christ Church Kensington in Queen’s Gate;

enabling the Earl’s Court Youth Club to create and enter films about local life in the second annual City Living, Local Life-supported Earl’s Court Film Festival in Redcliffe;

unearthing the unique Arts and Crafts history of Royal Hospital’s Holy Trinity Sloane Square with their first annual Arts and Crafts Festival; and

welcoming back the St. Helen’s Festival, organised by St. Helen’s Church.

City Living, Local Life exists to help local residents, community groups and charities to shape the area they live and work in through small pots of funding and lots of practical support. If any of the above projects have inspired you to start something good, get in touch with us at!