Get to know us.

We exist to work together with the local community to enable North Kensington to thrive. We dedicate ourselves to the wellbeing of this vibrant community. We work with over 60 member organisations ranging from community groups and residents’ associations to schools and sports clubs, as well as other local groups and people.

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Our Vision

Our vision is sustainable wellbeing in North Kensington in three ways: Social Wellbeing, Environmental Wellbeing and Economic Wellbeing.

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Our Values

At Westway we have four values that guide us in what we are, how we do things and where we want to be.

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Our History

In the mid 1960’s an overhead motorway, the A40(M) was driven through North Kensington staked out on giant stilts – the largest continuous concrete structure in the country.

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Westway in Numbers

£692,000

given as community investments in 2018/19

23 Acres

of land under the Westway flyover

11

supplementary schools supported in North Kensington

370+

adult learners taking classes at Westway

15

local events and Festivals funded through our Festivals & Events fund

10,000+

people attended our 2019 Portobello Summer Festival

Westway Stories:

See the latest stories from our partners in the community

The stories behind some of the fantastic projects in our community

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Contact Us

Get in touch with a member of our team.

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Course Information

Course Name Description Community Learning: Getting to know your local community For learners to be familiar with what services, participation, events and sources of information are available in their local community. The course will cover topics such as; What is a community? Community sources to gather information (Health, Housing, CAB...) Community Learning : Digital skills for work Our digital skills training opportunities can help you in a range of areas from getting started with email to online banking and more advanced digital skills for the workplace. Ascentis ESOL E1 For learners to develop their reading and/or writing skills and improve their communication skills in speaking, receiving and responding to information. To prepare for completion of the Functional Skills in English at Entry 2     Ascentis ESOL E2  For learners to develop their reading and/or writing skills and improve their communication skills in speaking, receiving and responding to information. To prepare for completion of the Functional Skills in English at Entry 3   Ascentis ESOL E3 For learners to develop their reading and/or writing skills and improve their communication skills in speaking, receiving and responding to information. To prepare for completion of the Functional Skills in English at Level 1   Ascentis ESOL L1 For learners to develop their reading and/or writing skills and improve their communication skills in speaking, receiving and responding to information. To prepare for completion of the Functional Skills in English at Level 2   Ascentis ESOL L2 For learners to develop their reading and/or writing skills and improve their communication skills in speaking, receiving and responding to information. To prepare for vocational courses and higher education.   Ascentis Essential Digital Skills –E3 This course aims to provide learners with an essential awareness, understanding and practical ability relating to digital skills that are increasingly needed as part of an individual’s skill set for life, work and society Introduction to working as a Teaching Assistant A practical vocational course that introduces the role of a teaching assistant. Learners will work on tasks such as identifying personal qualities and learning style, understand relevant communication skills to support the role of the teaching assistant and know how to support the curriculum. Ascentis L1 Award in Internet Safety The Ascentis Level 1 Award in Internet Safety for IT Users qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of internet safety, including understanding the risks associated with using the internet, safeguarding self and others when working online, maintaining Data security and following guidelines and procedures. Ascentis L1 Award in Personal Safety The aims of the qualification are to enable learners: To understand principles of own personal safety, to understand the impact of crimes on society, to understand the impact of drug and alcohol on society and to know the actions to take in an emergency Ascentis L1 Award in Personal Well-being This qualification provides learners with knowledge and skills enabling them to make balanced and informed choices about their life, both now and in the future, and to develop confidence in their own abilities. Community Learning: Preparing for learning online  Learners will understand the risks of using the internet, be able to use Zoom, sending their homework using PDF, Live worksheet, Word, WhatsApp and other tools. Community Learning: E3- L1 Bridging Course An Entry 3 course to support and prepare learners for L1. Beginner ESOL If you are a complete beginner, this course will help you to learn the basics of the English language. You will learn to say simple sentences and to write the alphabet. Ascentis Essential Digital Skills L1 The skills acquired through this qualification will enable learners to be digitally mobile and access important governmental services, transact online and explore technologies, which will improve their social interactions with family and friends Ascentis E3 Award in Internet Safety Learners will understand the risks when using the internet, be able to recognise negative online behaviours and take the necessary precautions to safeguard themselves and others, including protecting their online reputation and digital footprint. Ascentis L1 Award in Managing Personal Finance This course helps learners to understand the need to balance income and expenditure, to understand some of the products provided by banks and building societies and other similar financial institutions, and to understand the advantages and disadvantages of borrowing money Ascentis L1 Award in Infection Control and Prevention This qualification gives the learner an understanding of the causes and spread of infection. They will also learn about the importance of good personal hygiene, and recognise the responsibilities of the workplace in the prevention and control of infections. Introduction to Health and Fitness A short course to introduce learners to fitness. It will provide learners with a sound knowledge of some of the key underpinning concepts within sport and fitness, including examining lifestyle choices, understanding basic principles of anatomy. ...

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Sports bursaries 2022

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Member Organisations DRAFT

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Sports Bursary Alert

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Start Up

Start Up: Entrepreneurship and Business Development Course 22 - 23 As part of the Festival of African and Caribbean Entrepreneurship, we are excited to announce an important initiative to support people in North Kensington develop their entrepreneurial skills. This course will encourage our community of entrepreneurs to feel supported and prepared to take the next step with their business.      Course dates: Thursday 6th October 2022 – Thursday 2nd  February 2023  Course times: Weekly, Thursdays 6pm to 9pm (finishes at 8pm every other week)   Course fee: £60 for the course, free for those claiming benefits (a £40 refundable deposit will return on &5 attendance of the full course)  Fees and deposits should be paid in advance to secure your place.  Please visit reception at Westway Trust, 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL is open from 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday.  Eligibility Criteria:  All applicants must either live, or have their business, in North Kensington.  Those applying for a free place on the course must:  Be in receipt of one or more of the following benefits, and be able to provide proof of benefits as outlined here  Universal credit or Income Support   Personal Independence Payment (PIP)   Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)   Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)    Disability Living Allowance   Pension Credit   Carers allowance   Child tax credits   Working tax credits   Housing Benefit    Council Tax Support    Please read details below of this course, if you have any questions regarding this course please contact nick.doran@westway.org  Course outline Induction Thursday 6 October 2022, 6-9pm Festival of African and Caribbean Entrepreneurship and Westway Trust Wider Social and Local Context Policy and Business Context Unit 1 - Vision and Mission Thursday 13 October 2022, 6-9pm  Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Social Entrepreneurship Developing Talent Envisioning Skills & realising your potential Business Models / Org Models and Behaviours   Thursday 20 October 2022, 6-8pm A follow-up session to Unit 1 where participants will reflect, discuss and develop the impact to your business.  Unit 2 - Money & the dynamics of business Thursday 27 October, 6-9pm Budgeting Cash-flow Funding and Investment Intellectual Property Thinking about your Business Plan / Framework   Thursday 3 November 2022, 6-8pm A follow-up session to Unit 2 where participants will reflect, discuss and develop the impact to your business.  Unit 3 - Branding and marketing Thursday 10 November 2022, 6-9pm Creating an impactful visual brand Merchandising workshops for pod/stall users Online presence Purposeful Networking   Thursday 17 November 2022, 6-8pm A follow-up session to Unit 1 where participants will reflect, discuss and develop the impact to your business.  Unit 4 -Be your business Thursday 24 November, 6-9pm Values that will drive your business Personal skills – confidence, resilience, motivation and integrity Presentation skills Equality, diversity and inclusivity Positive behaviours in business - Team-working Social value and community impact   Thursday 1st December 2022, 6-8pm Reflect, discuss and develop the impact to your business.  A Review of Units 1 to 4  Thursday 8th December, 6-9pm  Recap all the units taught   Review of course impact to entrepreneurs’ businesses and themselves, as an entrepreneur     Break for Christmas Unit 5 - Technology Thursday 12th January 2023, 6-9pm  E-commerce GDPR   Thursday 19th January 2023, 6-8pm   A follow-up session to Unit 5 where participants will reflect, discuss and develop the impact to your business.  Unit 6 - Putting it into practice Thursday 26th January 2023, 6-9pm  Assessing Opportunities and Risk Risk mitigation, flexing to meet opportunities and problem solving Measuring Success Project planning Portfolio writing   Thursday 2nd February 2023, 6-8pm A follow-up session to Unit 6 where participants will Rreflect, discuss and develop the impact to your business.  Course Review and Celebration Awards  Thursday 9th February 2023, Time and venue to be confirmed ...

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Our Work:

Find out more about how we work in the community

We exist to work together with the local community to enable North Kensington to thrive. We dedicate ourselves to the wellbeing of this vibrant community. 

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Discover our live opportunities

Grants and Funding, Adult Learning and Spaces to Hire – explore our opportunities to get involved.

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Latest News:

Catch up on the latest news from Westway

The latest news stories from across North Kensington

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Westway Trust is Changing

The past 18 months have seen some pretty major changes at Westway Trust. Take a look at how we've responded to new challenges, and what we're doing to put our community at the centre of our charity...   ...

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Westway Trust AGM

Our Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 26 January 2022 at Maxilla Social Club. View the AGM below. Click here to see the responses to questions that were raised at the AGM.  Click here to open the meeting agenda. Click here to view the minutes from previous AGM, held on 15 December 2020. Click here to download Westway Trust's 2020/21 Annual Report and Accounts.  View the recording of the 2020 AGM below. ...

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Horizon Plan

This plan was agreed by the Trustees in December 2021 ready to start in the calendar year 2022 and the financial year of 2022/23.

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Hatch Report

This research has been steered by the Westway Trust’s senior management team and overseen by the
Westway Trust’s charitable purposes committee.

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Our History

In the mid 1960’s an overhead motorway, the A40(M) was driven through North Kensington staked out on giant stilts – the largest continuous concrete structure in the country.

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Westway in Focus

At the end of 2018 we conducted broad-ranging research in the local area – including extensive face-to-face interviews and workshops with local residents.
The research shows clearly the breadth of services and facilities provided across the area, shining a light on our vibrant and diverse community.

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Westway in Numbers

Westway Trust supports North Kensington to create its own bright future. We make community investments, support local businesses and not-for-profit activity, organise and support arts and culture events, provide adult learning services and underpin supplementary school provision. This booklet tells our story for 2019-20 in numbers, looking at our resources in three main areas: land, income and staff. It shows where our activity is focused and explains more about the organisation and our colleagues. ...

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Meet The Team

Meet the faces behind Westway

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Our Strategy

Read the Westway Trust Strategy

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Our Board

Meet our Board

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Policies and Governance

We have a range of policies which provide a framework within which the organisation operates and help ensure that we deliver our services in an effective and consistent manner.

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Institutional Racism Review

Tutu Foundation UK has been commissioned by Westway Trust to conduct a comprehensive and fully independent review of Westway Trust’s practices, both past and present, following allegations of institutional racism against the organisation.

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#NorthKenPride

In North Kensington, we should all feel free to express ourselves and be accepted for who we are.

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Our Vision

Our vision is sustainable wellbeing in North Kensington in three ways: Social Wellbeing, Environmental Wellbeing and Economic Wellbeing.

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Our Values

At Westway we have four values that guide us in what we are, how we do things and where we want to be.

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Our Community

The History and Policy Statement demonstrating our commitment to our community.

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Member Organisations

One of the many ways in which Westway Trust is so closely linked with the local community is through our Member Organisations, which now number more than 60. These range from community groups and residents’ associations to schools and sports clubs.

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Just Solutions 123

In our commitment to put the community at the centre of everything we do, Westway Trust is proud to be working closely with local grass-roots voluntary organisation Just Solutions 123…

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Maxilla memorial & healing space

The Maxilla memorial and healing space, incorporating the ‘Wall of Truth’, is a space created by and for members of the community in response to the great suffering after the fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017.

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