About Young K&C


What we do

We want all children and young people in Kensington and Chelsea to have healthy, happy lives, with inspiring opportunities to pursue their ambitions and be part of their community.

Young K&C brings together businesses, employers, voluntary, community and public sector organisations to create great opportunities for children and young people.

We support local charities and non-profit organisations in Kensington and Chelsea with information sharing, advice, networking and small grants.

We work on behalf of our members to develop long-term partnerships with businesses, public sector partners, individuals and major funders. Partnerships facilitate support and broker funding for our members.


Why we're here

Kensington & Chelsea has some of the most wealthy areas in the country, but it also has areas of disadvantage.

  • 38% of children and young people are growing up in poverty
  • income inequality greatest of any London borough
  • impact of the Grenfell fire on children and young people in areas affected
  • reductions in funding for charities working with children and young people.

Young K&C was set up to bring together partnerships and target support for local children and young people.

Core funding from John Lyon's Charity and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea pays for all overheads and enables us to ensure that all additional funds and donations go straight to supporting children.


What young people say

Our work is led and informed by the priorities identified by children and young people in Kensington and Chelsea.

Children and young people in Kensington & Chelsea want to have more say on the things that matter to them. They have identified four priority areas:

  • Future and ambition
  • Safety and security
  • Community and environment
  • Healthy, happy lives

“I think that it’s extremely important that ‘Young People’ get a chance to say what they want to do as it’s their future.” (Child, aged 12, Kensington & Chelsea Youth Review)