About Kensington & Chelsea Social Council

Kensington and Chelsea Social Council is the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s recognised voluntary sector ‘infrastructure’ organisation.

We support voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) through the provision of training, advice and information. We also facilitate the voice of the local voluntary and community sector (VCS) and represent the sector at a strategic level.

In 2015-2016 we provided direct support to 288 local voluntary organisations and groups. Our conferences and events were attended by 679 different people.

Our history

Kensington & Chelsea Social Council was formed in April 2002 by the merger of Chelsea and Notting Hill Social Councils. Notting Hill Social Council was founded in the late 1950's in the aftermath of the social disturbances in the area, and Chelsea Social Council was established in 1968 to meet local needs in areas that now make up the south of the borough.

You can read more about our past on our 'Celebrating 50 Years' pages.

NAVCA Quality Mark

In recognition of our work to support the local sector we have been awarded a NAVCA Quality Award.

The National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) is a national umbrella body for local infrastructure organisations and achieving this award means we have met their rigorous standards for quality of service offered.

The award was subject to an external audit and is valid for three years.

Find out more about the support we offer on our Groups Support pages