Grenfell Recovery Strategy

Grenfell Projects Fund

The Grenfell Projects Fund was introduced as part of the Council’s five-year Grenfell Recovery Strategy and provides grants to local residents and organisations to support North Kensington’s community-led recovery.

We’re now into the third year of the Strategy and currently working with our Residents-led Panel to roll out the second round of the Grenfell Projects Fund.

Grenfell Projects Fund 2

Over £1.2 million has now been allocated to 40 North Kensington community projects as part of the second round of the Fund.

The funding was allocated following a public vote, in which almost 1,400 North Kensington residents cast more than 4,400 votes via our online platform. These scores were then combined with those provided by our resident panel and Grenfell Community Team to decide which projects would bring the most benefit to the local community.

Projects

We are uploading information about the projects as and when their delivery agreements are finalised, so click on the project categories below to find out how you can get involved.

Cultural and artistic projects

North Kensington Youth and Community Festival 

Organised by Youth Action Alliance, this year’s festival was funded by the GPF2 and included free sports tournaments, live music, arts and crafts and a talent show. It was a fun day filled with activities for all ages, providing residents with the chance to celebrate the community’s creativity, diversity and history, while paying tribute to those that were lost in the Grenfell tragedy.

When
Saturday 25 June 2022 from 12 to 6pm

 

Where

Westway Sports and Fitness Centre, 1 Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP

Contact

There was no need to RSVP to this event.

Visit Youth Action Alliance’s website for more information.


Our Power Hub’s NFT digital art project

Our Power Hub (OPH) is running a workshop to give residents an introduction to the world of NFTs, teaching them how to create digital art and monetise their work on popular NFT marketplaces. NFTs can represent digital files such as art, music, audio, videos, items in video games and other forms of creative work. Residents must be age eight and above to participate. 

When
TBC
 
Where

Queens Park Rangers Football & Athletic Club, Loftus Road Stadium, South Africa Road, W12 7PJ.

Contact

To find out more email info@ourpowerhub.org or sign up via the OPH website.

 


24 Hearts Summer Arts

The 24 Hearts Summer Arts project is a series of free drop-in workshops where participants will learn to make willow sculptures to be part of a public art installation that will be unveiled at the end of August 2022. The project aims to create visual positivity through locally created arts and is open to the whole community, although children must be accompanied by an adult.

When

TBC

Where

Maxilla Gardens, Westway, London, W10 6JG

Contact

To find out more, please email sophie@24hearts.org

Visit the 24 Hearts Summer Arts website for more information.

Educational and training opportunities

The Grove Think Tank Alma Academy 

The Grove Think Tank Alma Academy is a learning and training platform that aims to facilitate, educate, enable and empower individuals to aid their own holistic self-development. As part of the Grenfell Projects Fund 2, the Academy will deliver Bowen Technique Training, which improves personal wellbeing and addresses any physical, emotional and psychological issues. It will also hold one-day holistic self-development workshops for children and adults that will cover a variety of themes, and training sessions on how to use The Orassy – an integrative health analysis programme.  

When

Please use the contact details below to find out when these courses are being held

Where

Please use the contact details below to find out where these courses are being held

Contact 

If you are interested in taking part in these courses, please email Dayo Gilmour or Andreia Miguel at thegrovethinktank@gmail.com 


Trimenco

Trimenco supports local people through coaching, training and mentoring. This GPF2 project is a programme targeted towards female residents over the age of 21 and will help to increase confidence and levels of happiness, improve your mindset, have a better understanding of self and the nature of thoughts, and improve relationships with family and friends. 

When

Every Wednesday from 7 – 9pm between 7 September and 15 December 2022

Where

The Dalgarno Trust, Dalgarno Way, W10 5LE.

Contact

To take part, please contact Tameeka Smith at tam@trimenco.uk.

Visit the Trimenco website for more information.


Progressay’s EEE Hub (Exercise, Employability, Education)

As part of the GPF2, the EEE Hub will be running three programmes to support the North Kensington community. The first is a programme called Kensington Impact FC which will deliver a series of free weekly football sessions for boys and girls over the age of 16.

The second is a programme called GoProgress, which will provide free weekly academic tuition to disadvantaged children between the age of eight and 18, and the third is a series of employability workshops that will provide disadvantaged residents over the age of 16 with free career advice, information and guidance. 

When

Please use the contact details below to confirm the time and date of these sessions.

Where

Please use the contact details below to confirm the location of these sessions.

Contact

To get involved in any of these programmes, please email guled@progressay.com or call 07498945898.

Visit the Progressay's website for more information.


Fit For Life Youth

Fit For Life Youth is running a community youth fitness qualification, training and mentoring project for young people in North Kensington. It includes a Level 2 Active IQ Instructor qualification, employability training and mentoring for local residents between the ages of 16 and 30, a GB Boxing Tutor Award and a Boxing Coaching Award for residents over the age of 11.

Where

Sessions will take place at 151 Freston Road, W10 6TH.

When

Each project will be running once a year for a three-year period. Please contact Fit For Life Youth directly to find out when the sessions are available.

Contact

To get involved, email Info@fitforlifeyouth.co.uk or call 02082137282.


CatherineMHT

CatherineMHT provides residents with the chance to participate in health-related training courses. These courses include Suicide First Aid (SFA), a one-day accredited suicide intervention course where people will learn how to have an open conversation about suicide and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), a two-day course run over two weeks face-to-face which will teach about depression, anxiety, psychosis, personality disorder and much more. The organisation will also host a one-day Deaf Awareness (DA) course and a KUF course that will teach residents about personality disorders. This project is open to North Kensington residents over the age of 16.

When

The sessions will take place on the 1, 8, 15 and 23 August 2022 between 10am and 4:30pm.

Where

Sobus Centre, 202 Freston Road, London, W10 6TT.

Contact

To get involved email mhtcatherine@gmail.com or call 07809602140.


Gheez Rite Chaplaincy Community Association’s coding and programming skills

This project will teach coding and programming skills to young children who have been directly or indirectly been affected both by the fire of Grenfell and Covid 19. The target age group is between 11 and 16 years old and around 30 members of the community can attend this project at one given time. 

When

Every other Saturday between 1 and 3pm from 23 September 2022 

Where

Kids On the Green, Unit 12 Latimer Rd, London W10 6RQ 

Contact

Call Simret Yohannes on 0795808745 or email gheezrite@googlemail.com.

Health and wellbeing

KidzBox

KidzBox provides free non-contact boxing tuition for young people aged eight to 25 in North Kensington. The tuition aims to increase their self-confidence reducing the perceived need to carry a knife. Participants also gain discipline, fitness, better health and self-confidence which improves employability and helps to reduce crime. Participants follow AQA certified training programmes including Intermediate Boxing, Gym Fitness and Basic Weight Training. 

When
Lancaster Youth Centre 
Mondays
  • Under 12 years: 4.30 to 5.30pm  
  • 12 to 18 years: 5.30 to 6.30pm 
  • Girls: 6 to 8pm   
  • Over 18: 6.40 to 10pm
Tuesday and Thursday

11 to 18 years: 3 to 6pm

Saturday  
  • Under 12 years: 12 to 2pm 
  • 12-18 years: 2 to 3.30pm  
  •  Over 18: 3.30 to 5.30pm
Chelsea Youth Hub         
Thursday 

11 to 18 years: 3 to 5pm  

Where 
  • Lancaster Youth Centre 128a Lancaster Road, W11 1QS
  • Chelsea Youth Hub, Blantyre Street SW10 0EQ 
Contact 

To get involved, please email Tyrone Forbes at kidzbox@outlook.com.


Shyne 2 Chance

The Shyne 2 Chance Project provides parents and carers of disabled children between the ages of six and 13 years old with drop-in play sessions. There will be arts and crafts sessions, an outdoor play area and sensory room for residents to enjoy, as well as tea, coffee and light refreshments provided. It will also give parents and carers the chance to socialise with other residents and provide a safe space for their children to play. Residents will need to register each week to attend and activities will be supervised by a qualified member of staff. 

When

A safe space will be accessible at Little Wormwood Scrubs on the third Wednesday of every month from September 2022 to July 2023, starting Wednesday 21 September 2022

Where 
  • Little Wormwood Scrubs Adventure Playground 
  • 1 Dalgarno Gardens, London, W10 5LL 
Contact 

Those who are interested in taking part in the project should email Arlyne Halley at Arlyneshyne2chance@gmail.com or Serena French at Serenashyne2chance@gmail.com.


HearWomen Foundation’s Cook and Talk

The HearWomen Foundation has created a programme of two-and-a-half hour weekly meetings at the Bay 20 Community Centre which aim to improve their mental health, physical health and reduce feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety. The first hour of the session includes group talk therapy and education around mental health issues from mental health professionals. The second hour comprises either a healthy cooking lesson and shared meal or yoga and meditation. These sessions are targeted towards BAME immigrant women in the North Kensington community - from young mothers to elderly women. 

When

The sessions will take place from 1 April until 30 December 2022.

Where

Bay 20 Community Centre, 71 St Marks Rd, W10 6JG

Contact

To get involved, please turn up to the sessions or contact Hager Mohammed on hageribrahim2000@yahoo.com for more information.

Visit the HearWomen website for more information.


LWCCN Toy Library Play Project 

Lancaster West Children's Community Network (LWCCN) is a community organisation based in North Kensington working to offer a range of services and activities for families with young children. As part of the GPF2, LWCCN is offering free play sessions with two-week loans of toys, equipment and resources that support children’s play and development.

When

Between 10am and 12.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday at the Play Hut and Oxford Gardens, and every Wednesday at Grenfell Nursery.

Where
  • Little Wormwood Scrubs Play Hut drop-in service, Dalgarno Gardens, W10 6AD 
  • Oxford Gardens drop-in service, Oxford Gardens, London W10 6NF 
  • Grenfell Nursery, Ilys Booker Centre, Clarendon Rd, London W11 1SL 
Contact

To find out more, call Amal Noureddine on 020 8969 7779 or email info@lwccn.co.uk 

Visit the Grenfell Nursery website for more information.


Optimum Sports and Media 

This project will encapsulate the use of media in sport. It will utilise participant’s passion for football and channel it through media, creating a vlogging programme for young people to document and promote their journey through the sport. It will include videography, editing and publishing workshops so that young people can put those skills and resources into vlogging about their life in the sport. The project will also deliver four football sessions a week across different wards and is targeted towards children between the ages of five and 18.

When

From 2 September 2022 until May 2023.

Where
  • Westway, Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP  
  • Hazlewood Football pitch, Golborne Gardens, W10 5DU  
  • Avondale Pitch, 8 Walmer Road, W11 4EY 
Contact

To register your interest, contact Remejo Mclean-Thorne or George Bournous by emailing Enquiries@optimumsportsacademy.co.uk.

Find out more about Optimum Sports Academy on its website.


Baraka Community Association’s Community Engagement 

Baraka Community Association aims to deliver a healthy living activities programme for Somali, other Muslim and BAME families. This includes health and wellbeing workshops, healthy cooking sessions, keep fit sessions, boxing, tennis, basketball, cycling, canoeing, residential away days, bike maintenance workshops and group walks.  

When

Every Thursday and Friday between 5 and 8pm, every Sunday between 3 and 6pm.

Where

Canalside Activity Centre, W10 5AA 

Contact

To find out more, please call Abdullahi Ali 07949 727322 or Osob on 07951 385369  

Visit the Baraka Community Association website here.


Notting Hill Therapy Clinic Outreach

Notting Hill Therapy Clinic has partnered with the Grenfell Projects Fund 2 to bring a range of free health and wellbeing classes and workshops to the North Kensington community to provide extra support around the five-year anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy. These classes include Financial Wellbeing Workshops, Qi Gong & Meditation, Low Impact Soca Aerobics, Self-Mastery Youth Coaching Sessions and many more. To view a full list of the classes available, please visit the Notting Hill Therapy Clinic website.

When

This project has now come to an end.

Where

Sessions took place in five venues across North Kensington. These were The Tabernacle, The Dalgarno Trust, The Venture Centre, Bay 20 and The Harrow Club

Contact

Visit the Notting Hill Therapy Clinic website for more information.


Cuban Boxing Academy: A Holistic Approach

For the Grenfell Projects Fund 2, the Cuban Boxing Academy will continue the work it started during the Grenfell Projects Fund 1 by offering mentoring and physical and mental wellbeing support to those affected by the Grenfell fire through its Cuban holistic approach to boxing.

The organisation offers weekly sessions for local residents over a three-year period, at the end of which provide opportunities for those that wish to become trainers or to continue with its competitive team. In addition, the Academy continues to provide regular boxing classes for the community, including classes for children between the ages of seven and 12, teenagers between 13 and 17 years and adults over the age of 18.

When

From 1 July 2022 to 1 July 2025

Where

Cuban Boxing Academy, 187 Freston Road, London W10 6TH

Contact

To find out more about the sessions, please email cubanboxingacademylondon@gmail.com

Visit the Cuban Boxing Academy website for more information.


'Connecting Community’ Arts and Community Wellbeing Project

As part of the GPF2, Abundance Arts will be hosting a ‘connecting community’ project which focuses on wellbeing, creative projects and events. The project welcomes all residents from the North Kensington area, and includes activities and crafts, drumming and songs, garden walks, outdoor projects, therapeutic hand massages and relaxing social activity sessions to bring people together, reduce stress and improve wellbeing.

When
  • Every Monday for six weeks in June and July 2022 between 1.30 and 3.30pm at Full of Life SEND Centre 
  • Every Thursday for eight weeks in August and September 2022 between 11am and 1pm at WAND UK
  • Every Monday for eight weeks in October and November 2022 between 1.30 and 3.30pm at Pepper Pot Centre 
  • Two Mondays in December 2022 between 1.30 and 3.30pm at St Quintin's SEND Centre
Where
  • Full of Life SEND Centre, Kensal House Annex, 379 Ladbroke Grove, W10 5BQ
  • WAND UK, St Charles Centre For Health And Well-Being, Exmoor Street, W10 6DZ 
  • Pepper Pot Centre, 1A Thorpe Close, W10 5EL  
  • St Quintin's SEND Centre, 2A Wallingford Ave, W10 6QB
Contact

To get involved, please email arts@abundancearts.com or call 07941625 359.

Visit the Abundace Arts Twitter account for more information.


Swimunity

Swimunity CIC provides free weekly swimming lessons for young people and women, as well as hosting residential trips and family beach days for those who have shown a keen interest in swimming. The next trip is to Cornwall so participants will be able to apply their skills to exploring the natural world, having the opportunity to take part in surfing and coasteering.

When

Starting in September 2022, the classes will run every Saturday afternoon at Swimfarm from 3 to 7.30pm during term time 

Where

Swimfarm, 1 Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP ages three to 16 years, or women only lessons at Acton Leisure Centre, High St, London W3 6LE

Contact

To get involved, contact Sarraounia Samuels, Omie Dale via email at swimunity@gmail.com

Visit the Swimunity website for more information.


BME Health Forum

The BME Health Forum is a service for North Kensington residents who have mental health needs that cannot be met by NHS services because of language and/or cultural barriers, stigma, or because the residents need long-term holistic care that combines emotional support with elements of practical help and befriending. 

The Forum is being delivered by a partnership of five community organisations to provide ongoing support to some of North Kensington’s most vulnerable residents, especially those whose first language is Arabic, Tigrinya, French or Lingala. Participants will require a professional referral to the service directly through outreach conducted by provider organisations and other local statutory and community services. 

When

Service delivery will begin on 5 September 2022 and end on 25 June 2023

Where

Support will be provided according to the needs of each resident. It may be face-to-face, online, or by telephone.

Face to face activities will take place in the community centres of our partner organisations: 

  • Al-Hasaniya, Bays 4&5, Trellick Tower, 5 Golborne Road, W10 5PA 
  • Ethiopian Women's Empowerment Group, Latymer Christian Centre, 116 Bramley Road, W10 6SU 
  • Fifty plus Eritrean Elders Welfare, 2 Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove, W10 5XL 
  • French African Welfare Association, Canalside House, 383 Ladbroke Grove, W10 5AA 
  • Midaye Somali Development Network, Unit 6, 7 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL
Contact

To find out more about the BME Health Forum, please visit or contact your closest partner organisation listed above.

Visit The BME Health Forum for more details.


Kensington Dragons Football Club 

The Kensington Dragons FC is a grassroots community-led football club that places an emphasis on valuing education and training. The club will be using the GPF2 funding to support three vital youth teams: the under 17 boys, under 17 girls, and under 16 boys. The money will help these teams to play in properly organised leagues with regular training and support, as well as offering players the opportunity to participate in the club’s education programme to gain formal sports-related qualifications.  

When 

From 1 September 2022 until 31 May 2024:

  • Under 17 boys will train every Thursday from 6 to 7pm, with matches on Sunday
  • Under 17 girls will train very Thursday from 6 to 8pm with matches on Saturday
  • Under 16 boys will train every Friday from 6 to 7pm with matches on Sunday
Where 

The main locations for this project will be:

  • Westway Sports and Fitness Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, W10 6RP 
  • Avondale Park, 8 Walmer Rd, W11 4EY 
  • St Marks Park, St Mark's Rd, W10 6BZ 
  • Linford Christie Stadium, Linford Christie Rd, W12 0DF 
Contact 

Email operations@kensingtondragons.com

or

Visit the Kensington Dragons FC website to find out more.


NKenPlay

NKenPlay has been created by design and architecture practice Assemble as part of the GPF2. The project will offer free-to-access play sessions to not only provide joyful and sustaining play opportunities for local children, but also to invest in loose parts and local knowledge and skills so that the play sessions can continue. Available to all local families, the project includes children using loose parts to create their own playgrounds with playworkers, family members and community volunteers.

When

Session times and dates are to be negotiated with local residents

Where

The location of these sessions will also be determined by residents

Contact

To find out how to get involved in this project, please contact Assemble through its Instagram account: @assembleplay
Visit Assemble’s website to find out more information.


Westway Yoga Kolektiv Dana (WYKD)

WYKD’s project focuses on yoga, meditation, and wellbeing. It is targeted towards those who may not have access to London yoga studios and aims to provide wellbeing services without limitations in a safe space with excellently trained teachers. The project provides participants with the tools for self-study, introspection and personal empowerment though yoga and meditation.

When

Current weekly schedule:

  • Yin yoga, every Tuesday between 3 and 4pm at Bay 20
  • Yoga, every Wednesday between 12.15 and 1.15pm at Bay 20
  • Virtual Afrikan yoga, every Wednesday between 6 and 7pm hosted online
  • WYKiDs Kids yoga, every Thursday between 4 and 4.50pm at Bay 20
  • Meditation and breathwork, every Thursday between 4.15 and 5pm at Bay 20
  • Yoga, every Friday between 10 and 11am at Bay 20
  • Yoga, every Friday between 4 and 5pm at Love Supreme Projects
  • Yoga, every Saturday between 11 and 12pm at Bay 20
  • Yoga, every Sunday 9.30 and 10.45am at Bay 20
  • Yoga, every Tuesday between 4 and 5pm at Love Supreme Projects
Where

Either at Bay 20, 71 St Marks Road, W10 6JG or Love Supreme Projects, 92 Goldborne Road, W10 5PS

Contact

Booking is not essential for adult classes, but they can be booked via the website to allow residents to receive updates about any last-minute changes. Booking is essential for the kid’s yoga sessions via the website or via email at info@wykd.uk. Both Bay 20 and Love Supreme Projects can be contacted directly with any questions relating to classes held there respectively.


Visit WYKD’s website to find out more information and book.

 

Meeting essential needs

Common Ground Grenfell Truths and Fire Safe Homes

Common Ground is a community organisation that undertakes a range of projects to improve the lives of people in North Kensington. This particular project includes an initiative called Grenfell Truths, which will communicate the truth about the Grenfell Fire and create a timeline of the community response, and Fire Safe Homes which will educate residents about fire safety.

Through a series of workshops, visits and engagement via WhatsApp and various social media platforms, the project will help residents to reduce the risk of fire in their own homes by providing advice and information about important safety checks.

When

TBC

Where

This is a digital project so it will take place online

Contact

To find out more, please contact Cathy Long by emailing info@commongroundproject.uk.

Visit the Common Ground Project website for more information.


Neighbourhood Doulas CIC

Neighbourhood Doulas is a free service that provides residents with support through pregnancy, birth preparation, labour and the postnatal period. With GPF2 funding, the organisation is creating a doula hub at Holmfield House, a local children’s centre in North Kensington. Here, it will host a five-week course to teach residents about birth education and preparation, options and interventions, knowing your rights, postnatal support and create a supportive women’s circle. This programme is targeted towards pregnant residents without a birthing partner who are either from a racially marginalised community, speak English as their second language or have a historical and/or perinatal mental health issues.

When

Every Wednesday from 7 September 2022 between 10am and 1pm

Where

Holmfield House, 4-6 Golborne Road, W10 5PE

Contact

If you are interested in taking part in this programme, please contact a Family Engagement Officer at your local North Kensington Children’s Centre seek a referral from an NHS Health Care Professional.

Visit the Neighbourhood Doulas website for more information.

Environmental

The Bike Project - Maintenance Workshops & Saturday Social Cycling

As part of the GPF2, Walk & Cycle London CIC is delivering a number of sessions to encourage members of the community to get on their bikes. These sessions include community bicycle maintenance workshops where residents will learn how to take care of their bikes, learn to ride sessions for adults and families where parents can teach their children how to ride a bike or adults can learn themselves, and social Saturday rides which aim to build on-road cycling skills. There will also be a number of themed, long bike rides that include foraging, picnicking and exploring central and outer London. Residents have the option of using their own bikes during the sessions or borrowing one from Walk & Cycle London CIC.

When

Every Saturday. The first and last weekend of each month are the maintenance workshops and the Saturdays in between these dates are for Saturday social cycling

Where

Westway Sports Centre, W10 6RP

Contact

If you’d like to get involved, please contact Philippa Robb for social cycling or Jelil Adebiyi for the maintenance workshops via hello@walkandcycle.london

Grenfell Projects Fund 1

In January and February 2020, the North Kensington community voted to fund a host of local projects as part of the first round of the Grenfell Projects Fund. 

Each project idea was presented over two Decision Days and residents voted on those they wanted to support across six outcomes, with £100k available for each outcome. Of the 88 project submissions, 47 were fully funded with three receiving partial funding.

An additional £100k was later allocated by the Council to a selection of unsuccessful projects that were favoured by the public vote but narrowly missed out on funding.  

Following this increase, a total of 55 projects were fully funded with three projects receiving partial funding. 

Last updated: 8 August 2022