The second round of the Royal Borough’s 2016/17 Corporate Services Small Grant fund closed in October, with the second tranche of the £30,000 yearly fund being awarded to a range of different projects.

The latest round saw 23 organisations apply for projects that meet the following priorities:

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

Of those 23, the below organisations and projects were successful:

  • Bishop Creighton House for volunteer costs to offer 9 weeks of support to older people who have been discharged by a Community Rehabilitation Team to help maintain an independent lifestyle;
  • Cara Trust for marketing materials to promote its services for older people with HIV/Aids in Kensington and Chelsea;
  • Kalayaan to re-carpet its centre where it offers services for migrant domestic workers;
  • Meanwhile Gardens towards the cost of repairs to the community building’s leaking roof;
  • Portobello Business Centre for video equipment to produce short films/how to guides for budding local entrepreneurs and small businesses;
  • Venture Community Association to refurbish the community centre’s kitchen to allow hot food to be served to the children playing at the adventure playground; and
  • Women’s Association for Networking and Development (WAND) to raise health awareness for vulnerable women from ethnic minority backgrounds.

For more information on the Small Grants programme, please visit the RBKC website.