The latest crowdfunding opportunity in Kensington and Chelsea is now available to enable a community run football team to compete in a semi-professional league and to hold a community football tournament for young people in the borough.

Established in 2012, Kensington Borough Football Club was set up to engage and involve young people in Kensington and Chelsea in sports, helping them to develop teamwork, discipline, build aspiration and focus them away from crime and anti-social behaviour.

The ‘Green Army’ have excelled through the seasons and are now playing in the Semi Professional Division 1 of the South Midlands Spartans Football League.

In order to help them to continue in their success, they have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help cover costs of pitch hire, league entry and travel costs.  A celebratory football tournament at the end of the season, to scout new players and involve in the entire community has also been lined up.

Making Communities Work and Grow (MCWG), a long established community organisation in North Kensington have been at the helm of this football club.  MCWG lead and coordinator of Kensington Borough FC, Ahmed Bhairien said: “We set up Kensington Borough FC to open doors for disadvantaged young people from a variety of backgrounds.  This community-led football team needs your support to continue to give them focus and aspiration.  Your support will help recognise their achievements and enable the Club to carry on inspiring young people through sport”.

The group have to December 2 2016 to raise over £14,000. To pledge to this project, visit their Spacehive project page:

If you have an idea for crowdfunding, or are interested in finding out about what has been crowdfunded so far, please visit The Kensington and Chelsea Hive.  Also visit Westway’s Community Grants Hive .