The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Corporate Grants process provides funding to a host of community groups and charities to deliver key services all around the borough. The grants total around £2.3m and the 2017-19 allocations were made to 28 organisations.
Some of the groups are well known, others perhaps less so. So here’s a rundown of the groups who were funded – do check out their websites for further information on the work they do and how you can access their services or get involved!
Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Project to offer specialist support, activities and advocacy for older Arabic-speaking adults and women.
Chelsea Theatre LTD to support the community development work at Chelsea Theatre.
Citizens Advice Bureau to deliver the Citizens Advice service for residents in Kensington and Chelsea.
ClementJames Centre to support the Centre’s employability and isolation projects for over 2000 residents.
Community Accountancy Self Help (CASH) to offer financial advice and guidance for local community organisations.
Cruse Bereavement Care to provide support to people who are suffering from the complex effects of bereavement.
Dalgarno Trust to contribute towards the core costs in delivering community projects from the Dalgarno Centre.
Eritrean Elders Welfare Association to tackle isolation amongst older people from the Eritrean community.
Hodan Somali Community (Partnership) to provide advice and support to the Somali community in partnership with three other Somali organisations.
Kalayaan to increase awareness for Migrant Domestic Workers of their employment and immigration rights as well as identifying victims of slavery and trafficking.
Kensington and Chelsea Forum for Older Residents to run a programme of activities for older people.
Kensington and Chelsea Social Council to support locally focused voluntary and community organisations.
Latymer Christian Fellowship Trust to provide inter-generational activities.
Meanwhile Gardens Community Association to maintain Meanwhile Gardens and involve local people through volunteering.
Midaye Somali Development Network to reach out to isolated adults and carry out basic needs assessments and increase access to services.
Migrants Organise to help capacity build minority ethnic/refugee community organisations and offer information, advice and training to vulnerable and marginalised people.
North Kensington Law Centre to help people get appropriate legal advice in areas such as debt, housing, welfare benefits, immigration and asylum.
Nucleus Community Action to provide advice services, particularly around legal rights and responsibilities.
Open Age to assist their work in reaching out to isolated older residents and offering low-cost activities to improve health and wellbeing.
Persian Care Centre to support older people to meet through a weekly self-help group.
Response Community Projects to support their community centre work in Earl’s Court.
S.P.I.D Theatre to offer social and recreational activities for young people in North Kensington, as well as maintaining their community space.
The Golborne Forum to represent Golborne ward residents and help inform people of emerging issues in the area.
The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre to strengthen relationships with local agencies, groups and increase use of the Centre by all local communities.
Venture Community Association to offer a range of activities from their community centre and adventure playground.
Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea to offer volunteer recruitment, training and placement opportunities as well as their core volunteer brokerage service.
Westway Community Transport to continue their community transport service across the borough.
World’s End Neighbourhood Advice Centre to provide advice services for the local area.
Further information, including the Key Decision Report, can be found on the RBKC website.