About City Living, Local Life

reading zfold leafletCity Living, Local Life is a programme in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea where local people like you, other community members and your Councillors identify local issues that matter and find practical ways to make the area a better place to live. The programme gives small amounts of money and lots of practical support to the best ideas.

The programme is your chance to make a difference to your street, your estate, your neighbourhood - your local life.

How does City Living, Local Life work?

The aim of City Living, Local Life is to understand the most important local opportunities and solutions. Each of the 18 wards in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has an average of 10,000 people. Each ward elects three councillors to represent them. Your three ward councillors work with all those interested to develop a range of projects - from trying out new schemes to building on projects that have already worked well.

kids in blueEach ward that takes part in the initiative has a budget of £20,000 per year to help make projects a reality. Each area of Kensington and Chelsea is unique, and so are the approaches taken by different wards and the projects supported. You can see all projects funded to date on our ward spending online database.

How can my idea or existing project access support?

if you'd like support to get started or advice on shaping your project, contact your Ward Councillors (use our post code search) or the Community Engagement Team for an initial chat.

If you're ready to go, download the budget application form below and submit a completed form to your ward councillors for consideration. More advice is available on our applying for funding page.

How do I learn more or get involved?

Visit the local page for your area using the map and postcode finder to find out what your ward is doing and funding, and how you can take part

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