Grenfell Recovery Strategy

Community Leadership Programme (CLP)


The first CLP1 was established as part of the Grenfell Recovery Strategy to support local residents and contribute towards North Kensington’s community-led recovery.

As part of the CLP1, the Council partnered with a variety of voluntary sector organisations to provide a free programme of workshops that aimed to help residents strengthen their knowledge and gain new skills. 

You can find out more about how residents benefitted from these workshops by watching this short video about our Wellbeing Coaching Course that was hosted by The Venture Centre.


We have now come to the end of the CLP1 and, with £200k dedicated to the second round of the CLP, we’ve been looking for local North Kensington residents to join our existing resident panel to help decide how we can maximise this funding and ensure the Programme is as effective as possible. 

Please note that the deadline to join our resident panel has now passed and we are currently in the process of assessing the applications we received. 

Once the new panel members have been selected with the help of our existing panel, we will begin to provide updates on how they are shaping CLP2.

The panel’s role in CLP2

This role includes attending regular meetings with the Grenfell Community Team, recommending ways to improve service delivery and evaluating the CLP’s impact on the local community.

The panel will also be working alongside the Grenfell Community Team to deliver Programme outcomes based on the following themes:

  • Leadership and community action skills 

Teaching residents valuable practical skills such as trauma informed practice, public speaking and conflict resolution.

  • Community leadership vocations

Informing residents about community leadership roles and how to acquire them, like being a charity trustee, school governor or a resident association chair.

  • Business and financial skills 

Learning practical skills that include forming and running a community organisation, digital skills or creating a business model.

  • Health and wellbeing for community leaders

Encouraging community leaders to think about maintaining good mental health and wellbeing, including setting boundaries, nutrition and developing safe spaces. 

Free training sessions are also provided for all panel members to help guide them through this process and to contribute to their own personal development. Refreshments are provided throughout the sessions, and members receive vouchers to thank them for giving up their time voluntarily. 

The role of the resident panel so far

The panel was initially created after months of engagement with residents where they requested greater transparency over how money was allocated for both the Grenfell Projects Fund and the Community Leadership Programme. The panel roles and responsibilities so far have included:

  • Sharing their personal experiences of both the GPF1 and CLP1
  • Shaping the GPF2 grants programmes and the CLP2 community commissioning processes
  • Co-designing the GPF2 grant application and assessment processes
  • Quality assuring the GPF2 grants programme

The panel will now be working on shaping the CLP2, as well as continuing to monitor and evaluate the GPF2.

Last updated: 22 November 2022