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About Kensington and Chelsea Social Council

Kensington and Chelsea Social Council is the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s recognised voluntary sector ‘infrastructure’ organisation or Council for Voluntary Service.

We support voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) through the provision of training, advice and information. We also facilitate the voice of the local voluntary and community sector (VCS) and represent the sector at a strategic level.

Read our Articles of Association

See here a short video on Council for Voluntary Services

Read more about our services in our 'What we do' info sheet.

Our history

Kensington & Chelsea Social Council was formed in April 2002 by the merger of Chelsea and Notting Hill Social Councils. Notting Hill Social Council was founded in the late 1950's in the aftermath of the social disturbances in the area, and Chelsea Social Council was established in 1968 to meet local needs in areas that now make up the south of the borough.

NAVCA Quality Mark

In recognition of our work to support the local sector we have been awarded a NAVCA Quality Award.

The National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) is a national umbrella body for local infrastructure organisations and achieving this award means we have met their rigorous standards for quality of service offered.

The award was subject to an external audit and is valid for three years.

Find out more about the support we offer on our Groups Support pages

KCSC is also an accredited Living Wage Employers.

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