The Trust is pleased to announce the award of £114,480 to 18 organisations in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to provide a summer programme of activities for young people and families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. These activities include day trips, art sessions, sports activities and theatre workshops.
Grants include £7,500 to the SPID Theatre Company for a summer activities programme for young people in North Kensington and £1,150 to The Friends of Leighton House (pictured above) for a programme of activity for children. Another £6,160 was awarded to the Sport4Health Community Interest Company for a 14 week programme of badminton and table tennis for girls and young women.
The funding is part of a wider programme initiated by the John Lyon’s Charity (JLC) in which over 50 applications are being considered for funding to provide activities for residents affected by the fire over the summer. In the two weeks immediately after the Grenfell Tower fire, several funders and third sector agencies were brought together by JLC to support a series of activities for young people in the community.
City Bridge Trust is also continuing to support London Emergencies Trust (LET), which works in partnership with the British Red Cross, to distribute the funds raised from their public appeals, ensuring that the money reaches those most in need. We have made available the time and expertise of two of our members of staff, together with other resources, to ensure that LET has the capacity it needs to work effectively. This is in addition to the £75,000 that CBT has already contributed to the LET for grants and core costs.
A full list of organisations that have been awarded grants for summer activities are as follows:
- ACAVA – £3,500 for a summer arts activity programme for children and families
- African Women’s Care – £3,000 for a day trip for 20 children and 20 adults.
- Catholic Children’s Society – £10,000 for a summer programme for children and young people
- Eritrean Lowlanders League – £3,000 for a day trip to Brighton for 60 people.
- Eton Fives Association – £1,500 for Fives (handball) coaching sessions over the summer.
- Hornimans Adventure Playground – £10,000 towards a summer programme for 5-16 year olds.
- Kensington Trust Ltd & West London FC – £2,000 for non-residential summer activities for young people including football, theatre workshops and boxing training.
- Lancaster West Community Children’s Network – £10,000 towards the costs of a summer playscheme for children aged 3 -7.
- Play Association Hammersmith & Fulham – £10,000 for a pop-up play programme on local estates.
- QPR in the Community Trust – £10,000 for a summer programme in North Kensington
- SPID Theatre Company – £7,500 for a summer activities programme for young people in North Kensington.
- St Clement & St James Community Development Project – £10,000 towards the Carnival Arts programme with young people.
- The Friends of Leighton House – £1,150 for a programme of activity for children affected by the Grenfell fire.
- The Harrow Club – £8,850 a summer activity programme for children from the Traveller community.
- Everyone Active– £10,000 towards a summer holiday programme for young people in the Westway area.
- Westpoint-Sustainable Community Development – £4,180 for a summer activity programme for young people from the Somali community.
- Sport4Health Community Interest Company – £6,160 for a 14 week programme of badminton and table tennis for girls and young women.
- Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers Community Festival – £4,000 towards the Notting Hill Pioneers Community Festival