Community Leadership Programme

Community Leadership Programme

This extended capacity building programme funded by RBKC aims to assist individuals and organisations that want to provide original and innovative services to help the local community as well as supporting existing organisations to provide services in a sustainable way. The programme will be open to any who deliver services to North Kensington residents or the Grenfell affected community.

The programme includes five main components:

1) Grenfell Project Fund: ‘Perfecting Your Pitch’ Surgery

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea recently launched the Grenfell Projects Fund, a new model of grant funding which gives residents in North Kensington the chance to award a share of £600,000 to local projects of their choice. For more information on how this process works click the link below. The Council will be notifying applicants on 6 December 2019 whether they have been invited to present their idea to the public on 11 January 2020.

For more information on how this process works click here

If you are part of an organisation or group of local residents that have applied to the Grenfell Project Fund, KCSC is offering one to one support to help you effectively plan how you pitch your idea at the Grenfell Projects Fund Decision Day, however you will also learn skills that will help you pitch for other funding too. This may include how you can concisely and enthusiastically describe the activities you will deliver, the social impact it will have for local people, how you will market your idea, how much your project will cost and what is unique about your offer.

More dates to come soon

2) Sustainable organisations training programme

This programme is for established organisations to help ensure they are sustainable long-term. This will be done by providing basic training on essentials (such as safeguarding and first aid), supporting staff development, and planning for the future and income generation. Bookings will open shortly.

The training sessions planned are as follows:

  • Crowdfunding - 30 January 2020, 10am at Bay 20 - Book here
  • Selling products and services (for SEs and charities) - 6 February  2020, 10am at Bay20 - Book here
  • Grant Fundraising for beginners 11 March 2020, 10am, KCSC office*

*These dates will be confirmed soon.

3) Head_Space interactive talks

The ‘Ted talks’-style Head_Space events will provide inspiration and ‘food for thought’ and encourage innovative ways of thinking and new ways of working in an ever-changing environment.

Four events are planned on the following topics: 

  • Making Numbers Count - 12 February 2020, 3:30pm - Book here
  • Future of the Voluntary Community Sector - 20 March 2020, 3:30pm

4) Operational Essentials

Additionally KCSC is also working on a series of workshops for established organisations including First Aid, Health and Safety, Fire Safety in addition to basics such as Safeguarding for Adults and/or Children.  KCSC also maintains a bank of online resources enabling organisations to identify other free or good- value options. All dates below are subject to change and will be confirmed soon.

Upcoming trainings include:

  • Health and Safety - 24 February 2020, 9:30am at the Town Hall - Book here
  • First Aid - 17 March 2020, 10am at Bay20*

*These dates will be confirmed soon.

5) Organisational Development seminars

KCSC is also planning some Organisational Development seminars – covering a different subject every month. These seminars should be participative and interactive, and would help build sector relationships in addition to organisations’ capacity.

  • Setting up finance systems - 3 February 2020, 10am at Bay20 - Book here
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Practice Sharing - 3 March 2020, 10am, KCSC office*

*These dates will be confirmed soon.