With the second round of the Grenfell Projects Fund (GPF) well underway, we wanted to give local residents the opportunity to find out more about the community projects that are currently up and running, and the ones that will be launching throughout the rest of 2022 as part of the Fund.
This is why last week, (Tuesday 26 July) we welcomed 43 residents to the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre to showcase the wide selection of GPF2 projects located across North Kensington.
The event included 24 information stalls hosted by GPF2 providers so residents could explore and find projects suited to their personal needs and interests – from free massage therapy sessions and wellbeing training to swimming lessons and boxing classes.
Throughout the evening, GPF2 providers were also given the chance to network with each other and build relationships with other North Kensington organisations, as well as speaking to RBKC Councillors and officers about the positive impact of their projects.
Tameeka Smith is the founder and director of Trimenco CIC, a GPF2 project that provides coaching and mentoring for women over the age of 21.
She said: “I really enjoyed the event on Tuesday – what a wonderful evening it was. I really felt the community spirit and love how much is currently going on across North Kensington.
“I grew up around the Lancaster West estate. Grenfell Tower is a really formative part of my childhood, so the tragedy was devastating on not only a personal level but also on a community level. It’s such a honour for me to be able to do something in support of my community to give back in some way.”
To find out more about the community projects that have been funded, visit the Grenfell Projects Fund webpage.