Grenfell Recovery Strategy

Community Leadership Programme

Part of the Council’s five-year Grenfell Recovery Strategy, the Community Leadership Programme launched with a packed programme of courses in September 2019, aimed at supporting local individuals to develop their skills and support local communities. Since June 2020, the programme has moved online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Update on Resident's Panel

Following the recruitment drive more than 18 residents from North Kensington have expressed an interest to sit on the CLP and GPF Resident's Panel. 

This is following months of engagement with residents where they expressed greater transparency over how money was allocated for both Grenfell Projects Fund and the Community Leadership Programme. Those who have signed up to join the panel will have a chance to:

  • Share their personal experiences of both GPF1 and CLP1
  • Shape future GPF2 grants programmes and CLP2 community commissioning processes
  • Co-design the GPF2 grant application and assessment processes
  • Observe, monitor and quality assure the GPF2 grants programme and CLP2 commissioning process
  • Evaluate both the GPF2 and CLP2
  • Receive training which will help them fulfil their roles

In the coming weeks we will be launching the second round of the Grenfell Projects Fund with a pre-qualification stage to help those residents interested in applying for funding ahead of the main application stage in November.

Applicants who are successful at this pre-qualification stage will be invited to apply at the main application stage.


Click on the drop downs below to view the courses.

Being a leader by Sukha Consulting
  • Sept 26th
  • 11am to 5pm
  • At the Curve centre

This interactive 1 day workshop will explore what makes for great leadership. Leadership is an action, not a position. It involves making things happen that otherwise wouldn’t. All of us have the potential and opportunities to lead. This workshop will help individual participants to understand and begin to realise their leadership potential and to find the opportunities to make an impact. The will drill down and explore themes of:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Situational leadership
  • Identifying participant leadership attributes
  • Building self awareness and self confidence and provide an opportunity for participants to present their personal leadership goals and aspirations

For info and to register contact

Chairing & Meeting Skills, by Tpas
  • Saturday 13 November 2021
  • 10am – 4pm

The purpose of this course is to enable participants to better understand the role of the Chair and to build their knowledge, skills and confidence in chairing groups. Together with and understanding the role of other committee members.


By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand the key responsibilities of the Chair and other members
  • Recognise the skills and qualities needed to be a ‘good’ Chair
  • Understand what the importance of managing meetings
  • Recognise the importance of good communications skills and teamwork
  • Understand the different approaches to managing differences and disputes 
  • Discover ways to establish, monitor & achieve targets & objectives

To register for any of these courses please email  If you are unsure whether these courses are for you, you contact Tpas at

Communication & Influencing, by Tpas
  • Saturday 20 November 2021
  • 10.00am – 4.00pm
Aim of the Course

Is that participants will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively with each other, staff, residents and the board
  • Ask and use questions effectively
  • Feel more confident to be involved in negotiations, 
  • Be able to Influence and take part in decisions
Learning outcomes

On this course participants will: 

  • Identify the principles of effective communication including the importance of listening
  • Consider how non verbal communication can impact on how we communicate
  • Identify how being assertive can help effective communication
  • Practice asking the right questions
  • Consider techniques for making your point clearly in meetings and group discussions
  • Structure information in a way that helps you to express your point of view and present the facts
  • Consider ways of becoming more persuasive
  • Use language that helps you get your point across
  • Discover the tactics used in negotiation and how to respond to them effectively

To register for any of these courses please email  If you are unsure whether these courses are for you, you contact Tpas at

One to one coaching and finding your why, by Styleutions


Development courses by the Venture Centre

Friday 6th August  - Resilience Training

  • 11-2.00pm 
  • Helping people to cope with change and giving them the skills to build their confidence when dealing with personal or life challenges

Wednesday 11th August  - Introduction to Play Work and Group Games

  • 10-2 (lunch included)
  • 12 participants per session
  • What is play and play work, The role of a play worker, Play Settings, Planning a programme of Activities using PIECES method, Health and Safety, keeping children safe and Group Games (live participation).

Monday 23rd August  - Understanding your payslip, Contracts, Pension, Tax, National Insurance

  • Young people aged 16-25 years 
  • 12 participants per session
  • An introduction on the history of income Tax, various deductions, understanding your pay slips, types of pensions, Tax Codes, national insurance, P45,46 and 60.

Saturday 26th August – Emotional Intelligence

  • 1-2.00pm
  • 12 participants per session
  • Learning how to communicate effectively and build healthy connections between you and others

Tuesday 7th September – Wellbeing Coaching (5 Week Accredited course)

  • 11.00 – 2.00pm
  • 12 participants per session
  • This a 5 week programme introducing the fundamentals of wellbeing coaching based on a holistic model. You will learn how to manage your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around you. Participants will gain a level 1 qualification accredited by the international institute of Complimentary Therapies (IITC)

For info and bookings please contact

How to stay safe during online learning - Tips for learners

We pulled together some tips to help you manage this and keep you and your family members safe.

Keep it private


  • If you are attending a session online, remember you can turn off your camera.  You don’t need to show your face to attend a session.
  • When you join a session, turn your microphone to ‘Mute’.  This will turn off your microphone so you can hear the tutor but they can’t hear you (or your children or pets playing in the background)  Click ‘Unmute’ any time you want to say something.
  • Don’t share any personal details or contact information while you are online. 
  • Think about where you are sitting if you are using your camera to attend an online session. Make sure that no one can see any personal details about you, or anything else that you don’t want to share. 
  • Do not share any video, images, take screenshots, record the sessions or photos of the video screen.
  • Tell your family that you are doing an online class.  This should stop them wandering around behind you or interrupting you.
Be professional


  • If you use the camera, wear the same clothes as if you were attending a class in your centre.
  • Remember the normal rules of the classroom: be polite and respectful to the tutor and other learners,  turn up on time and let others speak too.
  • Be patient if the technology doesn’t always work.
Other issues to remember


  • Only access your learning session via wifi if you are using your phone. It can be very expensive to use your mobile data (especially if you use video).
  • Using a mobile phone to connect can also drain your battery very quickly.  Use a computer if possible. 
  • Do let the tutor know if you are experiencing any difficulties this can include:
    • Language – are they speaking too fast/slow
    • You have a disability that can affect your learning
    • Anything that may affect your ability to actively take part

Last updated: 14 September 2021