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.

Policies

Westway Trust has 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. Our policies are kept under review and are updated as necessary

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Equality and Diversity Policy

Our Equality and Diversity policy and action plan seek to formalise our commitment to being an inclusive organisation that values and reflects the diversity of the community we serve.

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Our Finances

A detailed breakdown of budgets and finances for Westway Trust can be found in our Annual Report.

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Governance

Our constitution sets out the principles and procedures by which Westway Trust is governed and our work is overseen by our trustees.

The trustees have overall control of the charity and are responsible for making sure it’s running well.

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Annual Report

Our annual report highlights the Trust’s achievements over the last year – both in our stewardship of the Westway estate and in our partnerships with local people and local groups.

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Funding & Grants:

Westway Sports Bursaries

Together with Everyone Active, we're distributing £30,000 in sports bursaries for individuals and groups in 2021/22.  The bursary programme provides successful applicants with one of the following services from Everyone Active, delivered through either the Westway Sports & Fitness Centre or Westway Portobello Fitness Club: 12 month Gym Membership to use either Westway Sports & Fitness Centre (gym only) and Westway Portobello Fitness Club (gym and classes) Climbing - 6 months of NICAS Levels 1-3 (age 7-15) Annual membership (16+) Climbing - 6 months of Tiny tots (age5&6) Climbing - Beginners Climbing course + 1 month unlimited climbing Climbing - 10 x instructor private sessions Tennis - 1 Year of Pay & Play sessions for mini-red (age 5-8) and mini-orange (age 8-9) – 38 weeks from September to July Football - 1 Year of Football Skills programmes for ages 5-13 for 38 weeks, July to September Football - Contribution towards being part of Westway FC Youth Team (age u8-u12) Eligibility Criteria: All applicants must meet the following criteria: Live in one of the five wards of North Kensington (Dalgarno, Colville, Notting Dale, St Helen's, Golborne) Demonstrate a commitment to sports and fitness/health 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  The application process: The application process is managed through the Everyone Active website. Click here to be redirected to the online application form. All applicants are asked to complete our Diversity Monitoring Form. The data you provide in this form is for monitoring purposes only and is not linked to your application in any way. Please contact us if you require a paper copy of the application form. ...

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Fundraising Support

One of the most impactful ways we can support community organisations and groups is to provide professional support in attracting external funding for their projects. We would like to provide professional support in seeking external funding for organisations whose objectives align with Westway Trust's charitable purpose. A fundraising pipeline calendar has been produced which identifies funding opportunities throughout the year. If your organisation is interested in applying for one of these funds but requires professional support in building your funding application, please complete our expression of interest form. A member of our team will review your expression of interest and triage your request to one of our professional fundraising support agencies for further discussion. Eligibility  We will support local social enterprises, and charitable, voluntary and community organisations based in the 5 wards of North Kensington (Golborne, Colville, Notting Dale, St Helens and Dalgarno). Organisations must demonstrate a particular focus on the communities living in North Kensington, in and around the Westway. The aim of the fundraising support fund is to partner community organisations, whose objectives align with Westway Trust’s charitable purpose, with fundraising consultants who will work with the organisation to attract external funding. We will focus on investing in organisations who are looking to address at least one of the six key priority areas for the Trust, which were recently identified by social researchers Hatch Regeneris. These are: i. Isolation ii. Safe places for young people iii. Economic participation iv. Creative economy, arts and culture v. Place and environment vi. Exercise & Recreation Whether you are seeking support in fundraising for core costs or have a specific project in mind either the organisation or the project must meet at least one of the above criteria The total amount available for this initiative is £10,000. In the current funding climate, we are aware that the call on this fund might exceed the resources available. In this case the Trust will keep, where appropriate, organisations expressions of interest and contact details should other funding become available. For more information on your eligibility for this programme, please read the programme guidelines. ...

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Rapid Response Fund

We recognise there are occasions when it is expedient for us to consider making grants to individuals and organisations on a discretionary basis for a purpose that falls outside the eligibility criteria for the Community Grants Programme, the Festivals & Events Fund, or other established grants programmes.  These grants are made in response to a clear need, identified by the individual or organisation making the request for financial support, to deliver a project or other work that will add value to the organisation’s overall outputs and deliver additional benefit for the local community. Often, decisions about such requests necessarily need to be made quickly. The Rapid Response Fund is not intended as a supplementary funding stream for those already in receipt of an investment from us. We would not normally make a discretionary investment if the request appeared eligible for consideration under a main funding programme.   **North Kensington Flash Flooding response* - please complete this application form for emergency requests for space and in-kind support in response to the flash flooding in North Kensington on 12 July 2021**...

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Westway Stories:

School of Rhyme

Poet Paul Lyalls works with Westway to provide poetry workshops at North Kensington’s supplementary schools and explains why poetry is an art form for everyone

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Westway Stories:

L&A's Beautie at Podobello

Lilah at L&A’s Beautie explains the benefits of working out of the Podobello pop-up shops on Thorpe Close

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