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 resident panel to deliver the second round of the Grenfell Projects Fund.
Grenfell Projects Fund 2
Over £1.2 million has been allocated to 40 North Kensington community projects as part of the second round of the Grenfell Projects 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 votes 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.
We'll be regularly updating information about all Grenfell Projects Fund 2 projects so click on the project categories below to find out how you can get involved.
You can view pictures from a selection of GPF2 projects in this short video.
- Cultural and artistic projects
Youth Action Alliance
As part of the Fund, Youth Action Alliance organised North Kensington Youth and Community festival in summer 2022 which included free sports tournaments, live music, arts and crafts and a talent show.
We’ll be helping to fund another festival in summer 2023 called One Heart #OneCommunity.
When17 June 2023.
Westway Sports and Fitness Centre, 1 Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP
There is 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) runs workshops about the world of NFTs, teaching residents how to create digital art and monetise their work on popular NFT marketplaces.
The second part of this project will be launching later this year. Information will be posted here in due course.
Queens Park Rangers Football and Athletic Club, Loftus Road Stadium, South Africa Road, W12 7PJ.
To find out more email [email protected].
- Educational and training opportunities
Homemade Teachers’ DIY Maths Workshops
This project aims to teach parents and guardians 'Mathematics & Design Technology' courses to provide them with practical knowledge and skills to support their children’s learning. It’s targeted towards adults with children under the age of 16.
From March 2023.
Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Road, London W11 4AT.
To register your interest, please call Rayen Naghi on 07379628562 or email [email protected].
Find out more by visiting the Homemade Teachers website.
The Grove Think Tank Alma Academy
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, and training sessions on how to use The Orassy – an integrative health analysis programme.
Please use the contact details below to confirm.
Please use the contact details below to confirm.
If you are interested in taking part in these courses, please email Dayo Gilmour or Andreia Miguel at [email protected].
This project offers coaching and training for female residents over the age of 21 to increase confidence and levels of happiness, improve mindset and improve relationships with family and friends.
The second part of this project will be launching later this year. Information will be updated on this page in due course.
The Dalgarno Trust, Dalgarno Way, W10 5LE.
To find out more, please contact Tameeka Smith at [email protected] or visit the Trimenco website for more information.
Progressay’s EE Hub (Exercise, Education)
The Hub will be running two programmes:
- Kensington Impact FC which will deliver free weekly football sessions for boys and girls over the age of 16.
- GoProgress, which will provide free weekly academic tuition to disadvantaged children between the ages of eight and 18.
Please use the contact details below to confirm.
Please use the contact details below to confirm.
To get involved please email [email protected] or call 07498945898.
Visit the Progressay's website for more information.
Fit For Life Youth
Fit For Life Youth is running a project that includes the chance to gain 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.
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.
Sessions will take place at 151 Freston Road, W10 6TH.
To get involved, email [email protected] or call 02082137282.
Gheez Rite Chaplaincy Community Association’s coding and programming skills
This project will teach coding and programming skills to children between 11 and 16 years old.
Every other Saturday between 1pm and 3pm from 23 September 2022.
Kids On the Green, Unit 12 Latimer Rd, London W10 6RQ.
Call Simret Yohannes on 0795808745 or email [email protected].
- Health and wellbeing
24Hearts creates visual positivity through locally created arts. The project includes a series of free arts and crafts workshops which are also supplemented with a set of video tutorials that can be accessed online.
This is a three-year project that starts in November 2022 and ends in October 2024.
- Henry Dickens community centre 104 St Ann's Road, W11 4DH
- Harrow Club, 187 Freston Rd, W10 6TH
- Acklam Village, Acklam Rd, W10 5TY
If you’d like to get involved, please email [email protected].
To find out more, please visit the 24hearts website.
Hot Stuff Collective’s Silent Art - Heritage School of Ceramic Art and Design
This project includes silent art ceramic workshops in which residents create precious offering hearts for small murals dedicated to Grenfell. The workshops are a place for reflection, remembrance and tribute.
From October 2022 until summer 2023.
Hope Gardens at Maxilla Walk, W10 6NQ.
To get involved, please call or WhatsApp Paprika Skala-Williams on 07928137749 or email Leo Herman at [email protected]
The SPACE’s Level Up project
The Level Up project provides a wide range of services including free therapies, training, family-based activities, access to food and basic necessities, and peer support.
It will also include a term-time sports club for children aged four to 18, a rock-climbing club and training for young people. Volunteering and training will be available for parents who can also access social activities at The SPACE.
This project takes place during term time from December 2022 until October 2023.
202 Freston Road, London W10 6TT and The SPACE, 214 Freston Rd, London, W10 6TT.
To get involved, please email [email protected] or call 0800 0478161
For more information, please visit The SPACE’s website.
Bridging the Gap by Kulan Somali Organisation (KSO) and Eristars
This project aims to link sport and education together in a holistic approach to wellbeing for Somali and Eritrean children and families - providing free essential skills training, physical activities and family mentorship workshops.
- Bitesize literacy
- Digital learning
- Dancing sessions
- Football sessions
This is a two-year project that runs from Monday 10 October 2022 until Tuesday 10 October 2023.
The classes will take place every Monday and Thursday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Football sessions will take place every Friday from 5pm until 7pm.
Monday and Thursday sessions will take place at the Harrow Club, 187 Freston Rd, London W10 6TH.
Friday football sessions will take place at the Westway Sport Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, London, W10 6RP.
To get involved, please call or Whatsapp Nasra on 07494950311
Find out more about Kulan Somali Organisation.
One London Basketball
One London brings young people from across North Kensington together to play sport.
It includes eight hours of basketball training and games every Friday night for those aged between six and 25.
Between 9 September 2022 and July 2023.
Training takes place every Wednesday from 4 to 6pm. Matches take place every Friday from 6 to 10pm
September 2022 until July 2023.
Please note that sessions will be held at different times for different age ranges, so please contact the project provider to find out when to attend.
Kensington Leisure Centre, Silchester Road, W10 6EX
To register your interest, please email [email protected].
This project gives 90 local children the chance to experience a transformative five-day adventure holiday at PGL on the Isle of Wight. The trips will run across three years and are targeted towards children aged between 8 and 16.
The 2022 trip has now passed.
- 21 - 25 August 2023
- 26 - 30 August 2024
PGL Little Canada, New Road, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 4JP.
Children will need to be referred to this project by social services. Please contact [email protected] to be advised on this process.
To find out more, visit the Solidarity Sports website.
WAND UK’s Young Girls’ Project
WAND (Women’s Association for Networking and Development) UK aims to empower young girls by teaching them life skills to reduce isolation and boost self-esteem.
The project is targeted towards girls aged eight to 16 and includes weekly 1-2-1 mentoring and group sessions.
Every Monday and Wednesday from September 2022 until August 2024.
St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, W10 6DZ.
To register your interest, please call 07736932049.
Find out more about this project by visiting the WAND UK website.
The Playground Theatre’s Well-Read project
This project consists of group play-reading sessions with plenty of opportunities for facilitated discussion and reflection.
There will also be a new reading and creative writing group, workshops in artistic fields run by external professionals and live events that celebrate performance through the arts.
December 2022 until October 2023.
- Tea Garden on Lancaster West Estate, W10 5NQ
- North Kensington Resource Centre, Whitchurch Road, W11 1WG
- The Playground Theatre, Latimer Road, W10 6RQ
To get involved, email Paul on [email protected]
To find out more, visit the Playground Theatre website.
KidzBox provides free non-contact boxing tuition for young people aged eight to 25 in North Kensington. Participants follow AQA certified training programmes including Intermediate Boxing, Gym Fitness and Basic Weight Training.
- 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
- Under 12 years: 12 to 2pm
- 12-18 years: 2 to 3.30pm
- Over 18: 3.30 to 5.30pm
Lancaster Youth Centre 128a Lancaster Road, W11 1QS
To get involved, please email Tyrone Forbes at [email protected].
Shyne 2 Chance
Shyne 2 Chance provides parents and carers of disabled children between the ages of six and 13 years old with drop-in play sessions. Residents need to register each week to attend and activities will be supervised by a qualified member of staff.
The third Wednesday of every month from September 2022 to July 2023.
- Little Wormwood Scrubs Adventure Playground
- 1 Dalgarno Gardens, London, W10 5LL
To get involved, please email Arlyne Halley at [email protected] or Serena French at [email protected].
LWCCN Toy Library Play Project
Lancaster West Children's Community Network (LWCCN) is offering free play sessions with two-week loans of toys, equipment and resources that support children’s play and development.
Between 10am and 12.30pm from August 2022 and September 2023. The project will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at the Play Hut and Oxford Gardens, and every Wednesday at Grenfell Nursery.
- 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
To find out more, call Amal Noureddine on 020 8969 7779 or email [email protected].
Visit the Grenfell Nursery website for more information.
Optimum Sports and Media
This project will deliver four football sessions a week across different wards and is targeted towards children between the ages of five and 18.
It will also include videography, editing and publishing workshops so that young people can put those skills and resources into vlogging about their life in sport.
From 2 September 2022 until May 2023.
- Westway, Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP
- Hazlewood Football pitch, Golborne Gardens, W10 5DU
- Avondale Pitch, 8 Walmer Road, W11 4EY
To register your interest, contact Remejo Mclean-Thorne or George Bournous by emailing [email protected].
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.
Every Thursday and Friday between 5 and 8pm, every Sunday between 3 and 6pm until April 2023.
Canalside Activity Centre, W10 5AA.
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 is offering a range of free health and wellbeing classes and workshops including Financial Wellbeing Workshops, Qi Gong & Meditation, Low Impact Soca Aerobics, Self-Mastery Youth Coaching Sessions and many more.
The second part of this project will be launched later this year. Information will be updated here in due course.
The Tabernacle, The Dalgarno Trust, The Venture Centre, Bay 20 and The Harrow Club
Visit the Notting Hill Therapy Clinic website for more information.
Cuban Boxing Academy: A Holistic Approach
The Academy offers mentoring and physical and mental wellbeing support through its Cuban holistic approach to boxing.
This includes weekly sessions for local residents with the opportunity to become a trainer or part of the Academy's competitive team with classes for children between the ages of seven and 12, teenagers between 13 and 17 years and adults over the age of 18.
From 1 July 2022 to 1 July 2025.
Cuban Boxing Academy, 187 Freston Road, London W10 6TH.
To find out more about the sessions, please email [email protected]
Visit the Cuban Boxing Academy website for more information.
'Connecting Community’ Arts and Community Wellbeing Project
Abundance Arts will be hosting this project which 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.
The first part of this project has now come to an end. The second part will be launching in March 2023.
- 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
To get involved, please email [email protected] or call 07941625 359.
Visit the Abundace Arts Twitter account for more information.
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.
Starting in September 2022, the classes will run every Saturday afternoon at Swimfarm from 3pm to 7.30pm during term time.
Swimfarm, 1 Crowthorne Road, W10 6RP ages three to 16 years, or women only lessons at Acton Leisure Centre, High St, London W3 6LE.
To get involved, contact Sarraounia Samuels, Omie Dale via email at [email protected].
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 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.
Service delivery will begin on 5 September 2022 and end on 25 June 2023
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
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 club will be using the Grenfell Projects Fund 2 funding to support three vital youth teams: the under 17 boys, under 17 girls, and under 16 boys.
The money will also offer players the opportunity to participate in the club’s education programme to gain formal sports-related qualifications.
This project runs from September 2022 until May 2023.
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
Email [email protected] to get involved.
Visit the Kensington Dragons FC website to find out more.
NKenPlay has been created by design and architecture practice Assemble to offer free-to-access play sessions, including children using loose parts to create their own playgrounds with playworkers, family members and community volunteers.
September 2022 until October 2023.
The location of these sessions will also be determined by residents.
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 provides participants with the tools for self-study, introspection and personal empowerment.
Weekly schedule between August 2022 until April 2023.
- 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
Either at Bay 20, 71 St Marks Road, W10 6JG or Love Supreme Projects, 92 Goldborne Road, W10 5PS.
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 [email protected].
- Meeting essential needs
Minds United FC’s Female Football for All
This is a female-only football project hosted by Minds United. The project gives women from North Kensington the opportunity to play for its team in the Northwest London women-only division and other leagues.
Every Wednesday between 4 and 5pm until May 2023.
Pitch 6A at the Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, London W10 6RP.
To get involved, please email [email protected] or [email protected].
Find out more by visiting the Minds United FC website.
Common Ground Grenfell Truths and Fire Safe Homes
This project includes an initiative called Grenfell Truths, which communicates the truth about the Grenfell Fire and creates a timeline of the community response, and Fire Safe Homes which educates residents about fire safety.
The project helps residents to reduce the risk of fire in their own homes by providing advice and information about important safety checks.
February until August 2023.
This is a digital project so it will take place online.
To find out more, please contact Cathy Long by emailing [email protected].
Visit the Common Ground Project website for more information.
Neighbourhood Doulas CIC
Neighbourhood Doulas is creating a doula hub where 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.
Every Wednesday from 7 September 2022 between 10am and 1pm until August 2023.
Holmfield House, 4-6 Golborne Road, W10 5PE.
If you are interested in taking part in this programme, please contact a Family Engagement Officer at your local North Kensington Children’s Centre or seek a referral from an NHS Health Care Professional.
Visit the Neighbourhood Doulas website for more information.
Fork to Fork at Meanwhile Gardens
The Fork to Fork project will help residents to develop edible growing skills in a community setting and provide opportunities for participants to share food and engage in social activities.
March to October 2023.
The Polytunnel and the Factory Building, 156 to 158 Kensal Road, London, W10 5BN.
To get involved, please email Chandrika Dalpat at [email protected] or call 020 8960 4600.
For more information about Meanwhile Gardens, please visit this website.
Growing with the community
This project includes workshops that share the nutritional, health and environmental benefits of growing and eating mushrooms.
Every other week from October 2022 until September 2023 – please contact the provider directly to confirm dates and times
This project will take place at various venues across North Kensington, including -
- Baseline Studios, Whitchurch Rd, London W11 4AT
- Al Manaar Mosque, 244 Acklam Rd, London W10 5YG
- Meanwhile Gardens, 156 - 158 Kensal Rd, London W10 5BN
- Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Rd, London W10 6EX
To get involved, please contact Salima at [email protected]
The Bike Project - Maintenance Workshops & Saturday Social Cycling
These sessions include community bicycle maintenance workshops, learn to ride sessions for adults and families, 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.
The bike maintenance workshops are taking place every Saturday between 10am and 3pm from early January until March 2023.
The Saturday social cycling will resume again in spring 2023.
Westway Sports Centre, W10 6RP.
If you’d like to get involved, please contact Philippa Robb for social cycling or Jelil Adebiyi for the maintenance workshops via [email protected]
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.