Community Engagement

Mayors' Awards 2020 - Nominations now open

The Mayor would like your help in finding people who make an outstanding contribution to life in Kensington and Chelsea and who add significantly to the quality of life of those they help. Perhaps they’ve made their mark working with a voluntary organisation or through some other community activity, paid or unpaid.  

If this sounds like someone you know, then now’s the time to put them forward for a Mayor’s Award.  

Public Meeting

Kensington and Chelsea Social Council and Grenfell Network Group want to take the opportunity of Purdah, when all structured politics grinds to a halt, to ensure momentum is not lost in our challenge to Council to consider how their Charter for Public Participation. can be a real exemplar through adopting our proposed Charter developed in partnership with the Grenfell Network Group.

Volunteers available to help community spaces in borough

Does your community space need a spruce-up? The Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea (VCKC) are calling for all community centres, groups and charities, to tell them if you have a space that needs painting, decorating, fixing or tidying! VCKC have teams of dedicated volunteers that have a day to spare and would love to help transform spaces in the K&C community. This can include any activities that require a one-day session, for teams of 5-12 volunteers.

New Community Leadership Programme

KCSC is expanding its 'Reaching Potential' capacity building programme with support from RBKC. The new extended programme aims to assist individuals and organisations wanting 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 organisations working in Kensington & Chelsea supporting North Kensington residents.

KCSC need photographs that capture the voluntary and community sector in action

KCSC is asking for photographs from our voluntary sector organisations that show what you do.  Whether it's running a football club, an art session or putting on a dance event, we want to showcase the sector in our communications, including our annual report.

This also provides a great opportunity for you to promote your organisation and of course KCSC will credit the photos to your organisation.

Types of photos KCSC would like from organisations:

Community Business Incubator

Are you an entrepreneurial group with an idea for a community business that will benefit North Kensington? Locality and Kensington and Chelsea Social Council have come together with Power to Change to offer a free support programme which now starts on 13 September 2019.

Eligibility

To be eligible your idea must be capable of meeting the ‘4 key features of a community business’: