Young Futures applications now open


Westway Trust recently launched their Young Futures funding.

The Young Futures funding will aim to support local employers to develop high-quality, entry-level employment opportunities for local young people aged 17-24 and living in North Kensington.

Westway Trust can provide up to £4,114 to support employers to provide full-time or part-time roles. 

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WLCCG PPE Grants Programme Impact report


West London Clinical Commissioning Group (WLCCG) finances a Patient and Public Engagement Grant of £100,000 managed by the Social Council. You can see a list of the current 10 providers here.

The Patient and Public Engagement grants programme has been running for five years now and is a one-year long programme that is renewed year on year. Projects for this round of funding started in October 2017 and will finish in September 2018.

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Funders Fair 2018 - Presentations and Your Feedback


The three borough Funders Fair was held at the Kensington Town Hall this year, on Tuesday 3 July. 176 people were in attendance and took the opportunity to talk directly to funders and voluntary sector support agencies and attend a range of workshops on topics to support their fundraising and governance.

Download the workshop presentations (PDFs) below:

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WLCCG Grants Programme 17-18 Final Results


The final results for the West London Clinical Commissioning Group (WLCCG) Grants are now available.

The short-listing panel met on the 4 of September and reached a final decision regarding funding to voluntary sector organisations that applied to the WLCCG Grants Programme 2017-2018.

The panel received 31 applications, totalling £395,241 in grant requests. Of these, ten organisations were selected according to the funding criteria and £100,000 in grants will be allocated pending contract signature. The selected applications are:

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Tips and tricks for crowdfunding success


Crowdfunding plays an increasingly important role for many voluntary organisations, helping raise vital funds and also publicising projects and causes. 

But for every success story there are those that don't hit their targets which is why building an effective crowdfunding campaign is essential.

A new guide produced by Social Misfits Media, breaks down the lifecycle of a crowdfunding campaign into three stages: Pre-Campaign, Live Campaign, and Post-Campaign.

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Community organisations: Attracting additional funding


This short 6 page guide for community organisations from My Community highlights various different forms of funding, it lists sources and provides tips on making your fundraising more efferctive.

This guide will help you learn:

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New online digital fundraising hub


NCVO and JustGiving have joined forces to create this free online hub all about digital fundraising. It‘s packed full of time-saving tips, tricks and tools to help you grow your charity online.

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Why less is more in your corporate sponsorship proposal


This blog from JustGiving looks at what to include ...and what not to include in a proposal for corporate sponsorship.

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Reaching Communities support sessions

Are you planning to apply for funding from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities programme?

The Social Council are organising one to one sessions with an advisor from the Big Lottery Fund to provide advice and feedback on project ideas or draft application forms.

The sessions are open to any voluntary or community organisation operating primarily for residents of the borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Commissioning glossary


The process of specifying, securing and monitoring services to meet individuals’ need at a strategic level. This applies to all services, whether they are provided by the local authority or by the private or voluntary sectors.

Consortium (plural consortia)

Several organisations working in partnership to deliver a service or project, or share management or administration functions.


Putting the purchasing of services in a legally binding document.


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