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  • Abundance Arts enhance community learning , wellbeing and creativity from the grass roots. We use interactive arts workshops to bring people together, offering visual arts, African drumming, dance and storytelling workshops. We creatively engage children, families and local community organisat...
  • ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art) is an educational charity which provides a range of public benefits through visual arts services. It develops public art and community educational projects and training in the use of digital technology. Acava provides studios for profes...
  • Advice Now Plus is a partnership of eight not-for-profit information and advice organisations in Kensington and Chelsea. From October 2013 to September 2015 we were funded by the Big Lottery. Advice Now Plus aims to explore new ways of collaborating, supporting organisations to develop and ensure...
  • To fill the family service and activity provisions' gaps between existing statutory agencies and the need of African French speaking families, who have multiple unmet needs and lives in the LBKC.
  • We offer free, confidential advice and guidance irrespective of age, political opinion, religious or ethnic affiliation or gender or sexual orientation.
  • African Women Care (AWC) was established in July 1998 primarily as a self help group to deal with issues affecting women and children from the Black African Community living in the UK. Our work addresses issues of poverty, disadvantage, women’s disempowerment, unemployment, health, social excl...
  • We provide a range of cultural, educational, training and spiritual activities as well as facilities for the community this includes: A homework club and study centre, Arabic and Quran schools, youth activities, parental empowerment programmes, community cohesion initiatives, elderly well being pro...
  • Our aim is to provide information, referral advice, advocacy and assistance to enable better access to mainstream services. We organise health and welfare promotion activities through the use of information and awareness sessions, focus groups and outreach work. All projects work to improve the over...
  • Information and advice for members and non-members of the Angolan community in the best way to meet their needs.
  • Anti-Tribalism Movement is registered non-profit organisation which provides a range of services to people affected by the social inequalities of Tribalism. ATM’s vision and track record is based around a cohesive and active society where all people’s opinions are valued regardless of clan, gend...
  • The Armenian Institute is dedicated to making Armenian culture and history a living experience, through innovative programmes, educational resources, workshops, academic events, exhibits and performances. Particular attention is paid to contemporary diasporan life and the development of links with A...
  • *Artistic Efficiency* which specialises in creating Exhilarating Event Experiences which incorporate Live Entertainment.
  • The key purpose of this community development company is to widen people’s choices and facilitate better access to business network, employment opportunities, cultural tolerance and involvement in community integration. The objective of the AS DEVELOPMENT is to create power for Arabic Speakers to ...
  • To empower Christians everywhere to be a counter force of love and peace to the intolerance and aggression that now prevail in so many of our communities, and to build understanding between the faiths.
  • The Baraka Community Association is set up Primarily to advance the welfare of asylum-seeker and refugee immigrant communities, mainly of Somalian origin but also including other vulnerable recently arrived/settled ethnic minority communities in London, concentrating particularly on those who live...
  • Food growing to support and develop individuals.
  • As a Community Interest Company, all of Bikeworks' profits feed back into our programmes which are aimed at getting the people most marginalised from the job market into employment, running our all ability club, recycling bikes, running cycle training for individuals and schools and more!
  • Blenheim CDP is a leading substance misuse charity working across London that provides support services for drug and alcohol users, and their families and carers.
  • Information, Advice and support to refugee and minority ethnic families and communities. Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies Workshops and individual sessions Health, Education,Training, citizenship and practical support for families Policy and surveys
  • CALM offers Mediation and Restorative Justice to residents of LBHF, RBKC and tenants in the City of Westminster, Hounslow, Brent and Hillingdon. CALM also provides training in Community Mediation, Family Mediation Workplace Mediation and Restorative Justice.
  • Capoeira Canal runs regular classes for children and adults and has ongoing after school clubs in various primary schools in West London.
  • Carnival Village Trust is a registered charity dedicated to the the development of Carnival Arts. As London´s development agency for Carnival Arts, we spotlight the arts, crafts and business of a relatively unsung art form in the UK, extending to its roots and broader culture. We have the backgrou...
  • Chelsea Open Air Nursery School and Children's Centre is a maintained nursery school offering nursery education to 80 3 and 4 yr olds. The Children's Centre forms part of the local Early Help offer and runs a vast array of community events for families with children under five years.
  • Chickenshed's mission is to create entertaining and outstanding theatre that celebrates diversity and inspires positive change. Chickenshed is a theatre company with 40 years' experience in teaching and creating theatre. We are renowned for our inclusive approach to making theatre which means wor...
  • We provide advice and information on rights and responsibilities across all subject areas for those who live work or study in Hammersmith and Fulham. We have a range of projects that deliver across the tri-borough, pan-London and nationally. We train adults on money management and digital skills and...
  • Developing Diversity in Culture, Arts, Heritage
  • The Dalgarno Trust is a dynamic young charity that works in partnership with the local communities, statutory, private sector and voluntary organisations to `build better futures ……..together`. Our aims are: 1. To enable people from diverse backgrounds to change their lives, fulfil their poten...
  • “To advance apprenticeships, education and training of the public in industry approved professional studio recording and music technology and related subjects, particularly in ways which may assist those receiving training to find employment within the music and media industry.” enrol online 24/...
  • Family Planning Association (FPA) is the UK's leading sexual health charity. Our purpose is to enable people in the UK to make informed choices about sex and to enjoy sexual health. Every day we work to ensure that anyone can get the high quality information and services they need
  • Full of Life is a charity that supports and provides services to parent carers and their disabled children/adults. We give free practical independent advice to parent carers through our direct services. This consists of bi-monthly parent forums, advocacy for children and adult services and a ...
  • Girlguiding UK is the United Kingdom’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women.
  • As London’s largest emergency winter night shelter, Glass Door (formerly WLCHC) provides a safe, warm place to sleep for up to 100 men and women a night in partnership with churches across Hammersmith, Fulham, Kensington, Chelsea, Barnes and Putney. Homeless guests also access advice, food, shower...
  • Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. Our aim is to help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever buil...
  • All our work and the purpose of Hodan are about increasing the self reliance, sufficiency, independence and promotion of integration and cohesion for the Somali and other BME Communities. The overall vision for our work is that most of our community will no longer need us as they will know how to d...
  • We support ANY family living in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea who needs us, providing there is at least 1 child under 5. Rich or poor, settled or transient; there are times when we all need support and friendship but do not know where to turn. Our trained volunteers help to give encourag...
  • Kensington and Chelsea Mental Health Carers Association can help you to cope with the realisation that someone you know has a mental illness, seek appropriate help, discover your rights under the Mental Health Act and educate yourself about mental illness and how to cope. We operate a dedicated Care...
  • Our vision is that of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all and that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively and with respect.
  • The aim of the Scheme is to improve the quality of life for socially isolated adults with long term mental health problems. This is done by linking them with a trained volunteer who will offer a break in isolation, as well as some emotional support.
  • Marriage Care helps couples and individuals build and sustain strong, fulfilling healthy relationships, as well as providing counselling support in times of relationship difficulty regardless of ability to pay. And we’ve been doing this for over 70 years from almost 100 counselling locations acros...
  • Meanwhile Gardens Community Association aims to enhance the lives of residents in North Kensington and North Westminster by providing safe and inclusive open air leisure, play, training and educational opportunities in our four acre community park
  • Midaye is a charitable organisation established to address the needs of the BME community. Midaye Stands for Unification.
  • Free, short-term (6-12 weeks) one-to-one counselling sessions in ARABIC & FARSI languages For 18 years or above Registered with a GP in Kensington & Chelsea, Queens Park or Paddington Self-help workshops & psycho-educational groups to increase awareness & help to improve emotional wellbeing (with...
  • New Citizens Voice (NCV) seeks to elevate the status and visibility of immigrants and enable them to be equal players in the UK's socioeconomic, political, educational and cultural development.
  • NICOLA provides opportunities for youngsters to get involved in creative activities, helping them develop useful skills, encouraging cultural and social awareness and fuelling interest in careers in the arts. Whilst providing outlets for artistic expression, our projects are also designed to promote...
  • The purposes of the Methodist Church are and shall be deemed to have been since the date of union the advancement of: (a) the Christian faith in accordance with the doctrinal standards and the discipline of the Methodist Church; (b) any charitable purpose for the time being of any Connexional, d...
  • Nova runs accredited courses in Maths, English and ICT for adults. Wide range of free pre-employment information, advice and guidance services to help prepare, look for and find work. Support includes help finding courses, volunteering. On-to-one advice, CV workshops, help with writing cover le...
  • We provide access to generalist advice in social welfare civil litigation, community care, consumer , family and specialist advice to representation level in the in benefits, debt and housing plus,and employment. We have a pro bono service which involves experienced solicitors volunteering the...
  • Open Age is a user led charity working across community venues enabling retired older people, from 50 to over 100 years plus to sustain their physical and mental fitness, maintain active lifestyles and develop new and stimulating interests. The organisation provides over 120 weekly community based a...
  • To deliver high impact, anti crime, anti gang, early intervention workshops in primary and secondary schools - 'It's YOUR Choice!' - and STI and Relationships Awareness workshops - 'Warts And All!' - in secondary schools in West London boroughs. We also deliver anti reoffending workshops in HM YOI...
  • To reduce late presentation of long term conditions by encouraging screening and early testing amongst the Southern African communities and sign posting them to appropriate services We achieve these aims by: Running education and skills workshop and training sessions. Using outreach interven...
  • PBC is a leading quality and nationally recognised provider of professional Enterprise Support Services. Having been established for over 25 years. We have provided support and assistance to many hundreds of businesses in our local community and across London. Yet there is still so much more to ...
  • To help children to succeed, create the childcare that families need, build learning communities.
  • Pro Art is a non-profit organisation with an aim to develop and improve education generally, especially to advance the opportunities for informal and non-formal activities and training. The scope of activities is wide and based on multidisciplinary approach to learning subjects, such as culture, h...
  • Set up in 1976 to help those who are disadvantaged economically, socially or otherwise (whether because of youth, age, disability, language barrier, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, low income or any other reason), to introduce diversity in health & well being, educational, social, and cul...
  • No child in the UK should grow up to be poor or lonely just because they are blind • 90% of those who lose their sight in youth won’t work for more than six months in their lives • Most will never have someone to share their life with The Royal Society for Blind Children believe in a be...
  • St Mary Abbots Rehabilitation and Training (SMART) supports people affected by mental illness on their path to recovery. Through meaningful activity and training they aim to rebuild lives, giving people purpose, confidence and skills.
  • Our Aims and Activities: Somali Management development Centre was established in 2006 to work with the broader communities in Westminster and adjacent area in London with particular focus on the Somali Community. Most of the members of the Somali community were new to the United Kingdom and new ar...
  • Staying First (formerly Staying Put Services) are a charity and exist to provide quality and accessible services in order to ensure a better quality of life for clients living in West London and beyond who are in housing and health related need. Our services include Housing advice, Small repairs...
  • The Advocacy Project - We offer free, independent, confidential advocacy and user involvement services for those with mental health issues, a learning disability and older people.
  • Located in North Kensington we are an award-winning charity that delivers a rounded programme of educational, employment and pastoral support for the whole family. We provide opportunities to enable over 1800 local people each year to achieve their potential. We offer: Communicate – Adult learni...
  • Networking with Offenders and Offering Resolve (NOOR) is an innovative third sector social enterprise which was founded by its Chief Executive Bilal Dunn in urgent response to the growing need we have as a society to engage with our fractured youth community. It has since developed educational pr...
  • The Second Half Centre, located in the NHS St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing on Exmoor Street W10, opened it’s doors to the over 50s community on October 29th 2012. It is open every Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:00pm. The Second Half Foundation (SHF), who created The Second Half Centre,...
  • The Video College was set up through a local residents' association in 1994 to give people of all ages an opportunity to train in one of the most vital areas of film making.
  • A community centre for learning, personal growth and enjoyment. We provide and assist in the provision of play and other facilities, to develop the physical, mental and spiritual capacities of children, young people and the families. We aim to create a safe and friendly environment, offering in...
  • Advice and advocacy for the Vietnamese community, including refugees and asylum seekers. Advice on housing, health, benefits, education, family reunion, immigration and nationality. Interpreting services. Lunch club for older people. ESOL and mother tongue.
  • 1. The promotion of social inclusion for the public benefit among people from the Somali community and other black and minority ethnic groups (BME) living in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster who are socially excluded on the grounds of their ethnic or...
  • Westway Community Transport provide safe, affordable and accessible transport, increasing disadvantaged people's independence, their participation in society and their access to services. They provide a range of low-cost, professional, user friendly and flexible community transport services to a var...
  • The William Wilberforce Trust works through the local church to confront injustice and poverty and care for those in need. Through our integrated and holistic service provision we: Rescue - those in crisis (homeless, ex-offenders, addicts, people in debt, mental health issues) Restore - lives...
  • We provide support services for families with children under five years living on or around the Worlds End Estate. Our main service are a FREE Drop In, Monday to Friday 9.30 - 11.45am. Crèche for under twos Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1 - 3.15pm Pre-School for over twos Monday to Frida...
  • Worldwide Somali Students and Professionals (WSS) is a registered non-profit organisation based in North Kensington. WSSP provides range of essential services to its service users in Kensington and Chelsea, the Tri-Boroughs and beyond. WSSP’s main activities include, interconnecting the work of co...
  • WSPM Agape Community Project has over 18 years experience, delivering services at grass-roots level to vulnerable and disadvantaged community groups in Greater London. The services and activities being provided or delivered through the Project include, the BME Health Forum (Good Practices Access f...
  • We are a credit union providing those that live, work, study or volunteer in Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster and the City of London with affordable loans and savings accounts that pay a yearly dividend.