£114k awarded for summer activity in Kensington & Chelsea

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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:

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