While 2016 may have seen it’s fair share of surprises, City Living, Local Life has been consistently helping local people, community groups, charities and ward councillors to work together to improve local areas. With 137 projects funded across Kensington and Chelsea this year, here’s a flavour of what has been going on..

supporting local, independent businesses on Stratford Road in Abingdon;

bringing Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet into the modern day with Intermission Youth Theatre in Brompton and Hans Town;

reaching out to isolated residents with the Kensington and Chelsea Forum for Older Residents in Campden;

launching a new IT hub in Chelsea Riverside;

celebrating Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers’ 50th year in Colville;

helping young homeless people at Beacon House in Courtfield with employment advice and training;

cooking up ideas to address food poverty with Kensington and Chelsea Social Council’s report, supported by Dalgarno Councillors;

making the Earl’s Court Tardis fit for the The Doctor;

taking over the Golborne Road for the Golborne Festival;

inviting residents to the first Holland conversation to discuss the most recent ward survey results;

lighting up Holland Park Avenue this Christmas in Norland;

assisting the Ethiopian Women’s Empowerment Group to hold events and support volunteers in Notting Dale;

Ethiopian Women’s Empowerment Group, Notting Dale ward
rocking out with the Joy of Sound and their inclusive music workshops for people with disabilities in Pembridge;

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

championing the best of local film at the Earl’s Court Film Festival in Redcliffe (check out the winner, KID GLOVES, below!);

providing support for the local Parkinson’s UK branch to continue to offer free and low-cost activities for people with Parkinson’s in Royal Hospital;

Exploring local history and tackling social isolation with Open Age’s Walks and Talks in St Helen’s; and

The Walks and Talks crew enjoying the view from Trellick Tower

Going for goal by growing Chelsea FC’s Premier League Kicks in Stanley;

If you would like to find out more about these projects, the many others we’ve supported in 2016 or have an idea that you would like to explore, then get in touch!