About City Living, Local Life

reading zfold leafletCity Living, Local Life is a programme in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea where local people like you, other community members and your Councillors identify local issues that matter and find practical ways to make the area a better place to live. The programme gives small amounts of money and lots of practical support to the best ideas.

The programme is your chance to make a difference to your street, your estate, your neighbourhood - your local life.

How does City Living, Local Life work?

The aim of City Living, Local Life is to understand the most important local opportunities and solutions. There are 18 wards in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. From 22 May 2014, 14 of these wards will have three councillors and four wards will have two councillors. Your ward councillors work with all those interested, to develop a range of projects - from trying out new schemes to building on projects that have already worked well.

kids in blueEach ward that takes part in the initiative has a small budget that they can use to help make projects a reality. For wards with three councillors, this is up to £20,000 per year. For those with two councillors, it is up to £14,000. Each area of Kensington and Chelsea is unique, and so are the approaches taken by different wards and the projects supported. You can see all projects funded to date on our ward spending online database.

How can my idea or existing project access support?

if you'd like support to get started or advice on shaping your project, contact your Ward Councillors (use our post code search) or the Community Engagement Team for an initial chat.

If you're ready to go, download the budget application form below and submit a completed form to your ward councillors for consideration. More advice is available on our applying for funding page.

How do I learn more or get involved?

Visit the local page for your area using the map and postcode finder to find out what your ward is doing and funding, and how you can take part

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