Grenfell Projects Fund helps Minds United FC grow

Published: Tuesday 24 November 2020

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A North Kensington football club which received Grenfell Projects Fund (GPF) money to deliver weekly training sessions has won a top award from Middlesex FA.

Minds United FC, which provides footballing opportunities to adults with lived experience of mental health problems or substance misuse, has been named as the county’s Charter Standard Club of the Month for November.

The recognition comes after the club used GPF funding to hold weekly training sessions at the Westway Sports Centre, enter three teams into the North West London Mental Health Football League and hire a minibus to get players and coaches to and from fixtures.

Minds United founder Tarik Kaidi said: “We have had more than 100 attendees since starting the sessions in September when the Westway started to open up again.

“People have been really enjoying them and we have between 12 and 15 North Kensington residents coming along every week.”

Tarik was one of the speakers at the first Grenfell Projects Fund online presentation evening, which was held in October and also featured updates from KCS Schools Band, 24 Hearts CIC, Rise Kids and the ClementJames Centre.

The second online presentation takes place this evening (Tuesday 24 November) from 6.30pm to 7.45pm. Find out more information on the GPF page or register to attend via Zoom.

For more information about Minds United FC, email info@mindsunitedfc.com, visit the club’s website or search Minds United on social media.