North Kensington Self Care Programme

Funding for the North Kensington Self Care Programme is now open for applications. 

The North Kensington Self Care Programme provides access to local communities affected by the Grenfell fire to non-medical activities to support their overall health and wellbeing, by building confidence, knowledge and skills in managing their health care.  This is part of West London Clinical Commissioning Group’s (WLCCG) key priorities under the Health and Wellbeing Strategy for North Kensington.  

Grants will be allocated to organisations who develop services that align with one of a number of priority areas. At present we will be funding the following services: 

  • Digital skills train the trainer: Funding is available for Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations to pilot a digital training programme as part of a wider North Kensington Self-Care programme. WLCCG, working with KCSC, plan to allocate up to £15,000 to one organisation or partnership of VCS organisations to deliver digital training sessions to ten to twelve local VCS groups, upskilling their staff to support their clients access technology to improve their health and wellbeing. Click here for more details
  • Mental health training: Funding is available for a VCS organisation or a partnership of organisations to provide mental health first-aid training or similar mental health training. WLCCG, working with KCSC, plan to allocate up to £10,000 to a VCS organisation to deliver virtual training to communities and VCS organisations in North Kensington. Click here for more details
  • Cooking & Nutrition sessions: Funding is available for VCS organisations, residents’ associations or faith groups to pilot virtual or socially distanced cooking and nutrition sessions. WLCCG, working with KCSC, plan to allocate up to £3,000 to 4-5 VCS organisations to each deliver a number of cooking / nutrition sessions during winter 2020/21. Click here for more details

This list will be updated as new priorities are highlighted. 

About the North Kensington Self Care Programme: 

Target: People living in North Kensington and/or people who were affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. 

Monitoring: The successful providers will be required to evaluate their project with the support of KCSC.   

Funding: The allocated figures above should be used as a guide. KCSC can support organisations to work out their full cost recovery.  

Applications: There is a rolling deadline to encourage early applications. Projects will need to be started by January 2021. 

Click for the application form   

Please see for more information about the North Kensington Self-Care programme and guidance notes for the completion of your application.  

Kensington & Chelsea Social Council is a local charity working to strengthen voluntary and community organisations in the borough. We offer a range of FREE services to local groups such as help with funding applications, health checks, training, governance advice, project planning and monitoring support. To find out more please contact support@kcsc.org.uk   

If you need support completing this application, please contact james@kcsc.org.uk .