Our Grants

Young K&C is committed to supporting local charity and voluntary organisations through grant giving.

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We invest funds into the local community to support growth and development for local children and young people by stimulating inclusive play, learning and fun. As a local funder, we are committed to ensuring all organisations eligible for our grants have an equal opportunity to accessing the funds.

Through working together with local business and funders, including the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the K+C Foundation, our grants cater to local needs.

We seek to fund a mixture of projects and core costs to support voluntary organisations in their range of needs. The areas we fund are informed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Youth Inform Review, prioritising 4 key themes for children and young people:

It is vital to us that young voices are central in conversations that will determine their future.

Young K&C grant panels are led by our Young Ambassadors to ensure funds are given to the opportunities young people need and value the most.

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Our Choice

Our Choice is our Small Grants programme, supported by John Lyon’s Charity, to fund activities that support girls, young women and/or LGBTQIA+ young people. As part of the grant, small local organisations can apply for funds to develop a new or existing project to support 0-25 year olds across Kensington and Chelsea.

Projects funded by Our Choice include Alphabet People by Kids on The Green

Funding from Our Choice Young K&C allowed young people from Kids On The Green to set up North Kensington’s first LGBTQIA++ group for local young people, Alphabet People. Alphabet People provide LGBTQIA+ young people the space and opportunity to truly feel themselves in a respected and encouraging environment.

“Alphabet People is the first place where my name, identity and pronouns have been respected. Alphabet People is a truly unique place” – Evan

Grant open until 23 April 2024



Wellness From Within

Young K&C is pleased to be working with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust on this grant programme for voluntary sector organisations to reduce the risks of disordered eating for young people aged between 14 and 25.

Eating disorders affect people of every race, size, gender identity, sexual orientation and background.

The aim of this grant programme is to support voluntary and community sector organisations to contribute to prevention and early intervention programmes, working with young people aged between 14 and 25 to help to address issues including self-esteem, pressures to conform to sociocultural appearance ideals, body dissatisfaction, media, and social media literacy, dieting and body change behaviours, and interventions involving parents/carers which aim to prevent eating disorders.

Grant open until 23 April 2024


Making Space

As part of our commitment to inclusivity, Making Space supports local voluntary groups to adapt and enhance their existing projects to include children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

This fund is co-created with children and young people with additional needs and their families. We've worked collaboratively to design the priority areas for this grant to ensure there is support for those who need it across the voluntary sector.

Making Space is funded and supported by the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Making Space has funded an Inclusion Lead to work at Latimer Community Art Therapy as a part time member of staff. The Inclusion Lead coordinates the additional support for disabled young people attending the sessions and ensures Latimer Community Art Therapy are equipped with resources to support their cohort.

Applications will reopen in Summer 2024

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Exploring Culture, Heritage and Identity

Kensington & Chelsea is a borough full of cultures from all across the globe. We support the diverse communities in Kensington & Chelsea by providing grants to fund projects that bring together local communities through an exploration of history and diversity. Exploring Culture, Heritage and Identity funds local voluntary organisations celebrating and exploring the cultures, histories and diversity of local communities in Kensington and Chelsea with support from John Lyon’s Charity.

Projects funded by Exploring Culture, Heritage and Identity include a Cultural day by Eritrean Parent's and Children's Association.

Planned by 6 young people, the Eritrean Parent's and Children's Association created an exhibition for young people and their families to share their cultures. The event hosted over 80 children and young people sharing their history and culture through food, music and fashion. In a post-lockdown celebration, communities were able to come together to appreciate and celebrate the diverse cultures in Kensington & Chelsea.

“The party was awesome, the dancing was amazing, but the cake was even better!” – Jannah

Applications will reopen in Autumn 2024

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Our grants work to ensure all children and young people in Kensington & Chelsea have access to high quality support in their local area.

We welcome local business, organisations or charities who wish to collaborate or support our members through a grant programme. If you or your organisation would like to find out more on how you can contribute to our grants, please get in touch using the contact details below:

Nicola Butler | Chief Executive Officer


As part of our work to support local voluntary organisations, we want to hear from the charities that are looking for funding or have previously received a grant from us. We want to make sure all organisations have equal access to securing a grant from us. Please get in touch using the contact details below if you have any suggestions for supporting the development of our grant programme:

Nicola Butler | Chief Executive Officer