Funding local residents, groups and projects through grants or investments is how Westway Trust makes a big difference to North Kensington. Our aspiration is to see a thriving ecology of community groups across the area, with Westway seen as a trusted and enabling funder and partner.

Westway has identified six priority areas for investment activity within the community, based on our experience, consultation with local people and groups, and research we commissioned in 2018/9. The six priority areas are:

  1. Isolation
  2. Spaces for young people
  3. Recreation and exercise
  4. Economic participation
  5. Arts and culture
  6. The environment

A summary of the research report and its recommendations can be found here.

As a result of the research, all of our current funding programmes outlined below, reflect a commitment to improving opportunities for local people in these priority areas.

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Meeting with members: Trustee election

Topic: Trustee election: meeting with members Time: Jan 11, 2021 16:00 London Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88240908777?pwd=N2MyZm1EdXA2bWJwN2d5Q2lWbFgxQT09 Meeting ID: 882 4090 8777 Passcode: 043486...

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Chief Executive recruitment: A participatory approach

In late 2020, we set out on a recruitment campaign to find a new Chief Executive to lead our organisation. Understanding that the selection of a new Chief Executive has wide-reaching implications not just for our organisation but for the community we're here to serve, we committed to a truly participatory approach to the recruitment of this role. Earlier this year we held an open recruitment drive for community members and stakeholders of Westway Trust to form a community selection panel. This panel was finalised in March, and their work has already commenced in reviewing applications and short-listing for the Chief Executive role. The community selection panel has now short-listed four of the applicants for Chief Executive. The next stage in this participatory approach is to invite community members and stakeholders along to a series of webinars, where candidates will be asked a series of questions, and community members invited to listen to the responses and provide feedback to the selection panel. The community selection panel will review the feedback provided by attendees and use this feedback as the basis for further short-listing. We would now like to invite you to register to attend the following four webinars: Candidate A: Friday 23 April, 5-6pm Candidate B: Monday 26 April, 5-6pm - Cancelled due to candidate withdrawing Candidate C: Tuesday 27 April, 5-6pm Candidate D: Wednesday 28 April, 5-6pm You are welcome to attend one, some, or all four events. When registering your attendance, you will be given the option of submitting questions for the candidates. The community selection panel will consider all questions and choose a set of questions which will be asked to all candidates. At the conclusion of each webinar, you will be invited to submit your anonymous feedback through a centralised portal. If you have any questions about this process and our participatory approach to recruitment of this important role, please contact us at hr@westway.org    ...

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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…  The organisation's objectives centre around: Eco-responsibility Micro-metro farming and community harvesting, economic & environmental value to community green spaces Ownership of community green spaces to address food poverty in North Kensington. Improving well-being through eco-sensory interaction Developing  green spaces into places of education and training Social interactivity with economic value Community cohesion with our borough-wide Community Kitchen Gardens United Network webpage to be developed by Westway Trust & RBKC Improving physical health by utilising our North Kensington Green spaces for Grow Our Own Gardening groups; Outdoor Yoga and Tai-Chi lessons Developing Roots Community Kitchen with a retail outlet Providing opportunities for volunteering and training building pathways to further education and jobs Empowering journeys from long-term illness or rehabilitation Providing mentoring/peer support to face and make realistic life & career choices improving mental health and emotional well-being #EndtheStigma The organisation was established in 2014 as the brainchild of five women who either live or have close links to, the North Kensington community. Marcia Robinson remains at the core of this community-based project, dedicated to improving the local environment and the wellbeing of residents. Westway Trust is committed to putting the community at the centre of everything we do. We're proud to partner with grass-roots voluntary organisaitons like Just Solutions 123... who are share our aim of enhancing the wellbeing of the North Kensington community.  Projects Hope Garden - Just Solutions 123 has consulted with Grenfell survivors and community and have their approval to plant trees and develop small memorial gardens that will be tranquil places of remembrance and reflection around the location of the Grenfell Tower. Known as Hope Garden, the collaboration with Westway Trust transforms a forgotten spaces into a micro farm, fruit orchards and herb gardens. Food that is grown is then cooked, developing sustainable enterprise while increasing biodiversity and local interest in bee population; and to educate using tried and tested methods of beautifying urban areas, giving pride back to forgotten spaces and communities.  Geodome and Ecology Centre - Just Solutions 123 has recently received funding from RBKC to undertake a feasibility study into the establishment of a geodome or similar structure to be located under beside Hope Garden, under the Westway and adjacent to the 'Wall of Truth', an  Trees 4 Grenfell - Trees and green spaces will serve to encourage and assist the process of healing. They will stand as symbolic representations of the love and community spirit witnessed on the night of the tragedy and observed throughout the area and much further afield, ever since. Roots Community Kitchen - Providing a space to sit and socialise while participating at all levels of the delivery of service from growing food to cooking . The kitchen project aims to provide opportunities for volunteers and gain training in gardening to food hygiene and preparation, cooking, serving and selling the produce they have grown. North Kensington houses one of the largest motorways in central London, the A40 Westway, which sweeps through the borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Planting trees and creating green spaces will increase the biodiversity of the area and improve air quality and remove toxins from soil. New trees will add colour and variety to the bleak urban landscape. Annual Commemorations Every year on 14 June, as the community marks the anniversary of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, Just Solutions123 marks the sad occasion with community events. First anniversary - tree planting in Hope Gardens Second anniversary - 4 trees planted Third anniversary - candle lighting  Gardening Volunteers Just Solutions 123 coordinates gardening volunteer sessions every week. Meet by the Wall of Truth every Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-4pm ...

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We are committed to ensuring the Westway estate is a safe and welcoming space for the enjoyment of our whole community and visitors alike.  To report anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping, vandalism, unauthorised parking or noise issues on the Westway estate, please complete this form and a member of the Westway team will respond as soon as possible....

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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. Sitting underneath the Westway flyover and in direct line of site to nearby Grenfell Tower, the space has been a site of healing and memorial services since the days immediately after the tragedy. Today, the space incorporates community art, a Hope Garden and the Wall of Truth. As custodians of this land on behalf of our community, Westway Trust is committed to ensuring the space is respected, safe and accessible for everyone in our community. To report anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping, vandalism or any other conduct deemed disrespectful to this memorial space, please complete this form and a member of the Westway team will respond as soon as possible....

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We offer online and in-person courses. On this page, you can apply to enrol on a course of your choice, read our Learners’ blog, take an online assessment or have your say on the types of courses you’d like to take. If you need help with any of these pages, contact us on 020 8962 5720 or email learning.admin@westway.org...

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Our new courses start in September, please complete this online form and a member of our team will be in touch to complete your registration. [formidable id="80"]...

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