The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Council have launched the Voluntary Sector Support Fund (VSSF). This is the successor to the Corporate Services Grant scheme and will also replace the Adult Social Care and Public Health grants schemes which will end on 30 September 2021.
Grants awards will be made from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2023, with a possibility to extend to 31 March 2024.
Funding awarded through VSSF grants in 2021-24 aims to strengthen the voluntary and community sector in the borough by:
- providing core funding to local organisations which work to help improve life for our residents
- helping to build capacity within the voluntary sector so that it can engage and work more with statutory sector organisations for better outcomes for our residents
- stimulating better ways of doing things for better outcomes for our communities
- providing support for newer and emerging organisations to establish themselves to help meet new and unmet needs
Support provided through the VSSF will also help organisations to continue their work with residents following the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and aid the Council in the recovery over the coming years.
VSSF criteria for funding and frequently asked questions can be found on the RBKC website.