We want to support community celebrations and events, particularly those that give local talent a chance to be showcased. This fund is designed to receive applications for events and projects where this is either central to the activity or where there is a significant element of public engagement. We are pleased for this to be across any art form or theme important to the North Kensington communities. 

This fund will be delivered in two rounds. Applications for the first round will open in March 2023, and will cater for summer events. 

The second round will open in September and will cater for winter events.


Please carefully read the Guidelines for Applicants prior to completing your applicaiton form.  


All applications for summer events must be received by 9am on Monday 17 April 2023.

Applications can only be for events happening after 30 April 2023.

Applications will be assessed within the week, with all applicants notified of the outcome by Monday 24 April. 

Events on the Westway estate 

If you are applying for funding to host an event on the Westway estate, you will be asked to apply for a license for the space before your funding is released. You can apply for licenses to host events on different parts of the Westway estate at Events Venue & Equipment Hire - Westway Trust 

Applicants should allow a minimum of three weeks for the license application process. 

If your license for space on the Westway estate is unsuccessful, you will be asked to provide evidence of permission to host the event elsewhere before any funding is released. 

Funded Applications 2022

In 2022, we funded 17 organisations, a total of £43,599. 

95% of applicants received all or part of the funding requested.

The events (organisaitons) funded in 2022 were:

  • iBlackbid Festival (Notting Hill 360 Production)
  • Dalgarno Trust Street Party (Dalgarno Trust)
  • A Celebration Event of Successful School Exams (SATs, GCSE & A-Levels) & Sports 2022 (The Learning Club Community Association)
  • The Big EID (MO1YOUTHS)
  • Lunch Programme, Outings to the park and Outings to the seaside (Ethiopian Women's Empowerment Group)
  • Blockorama (Ebony Steelband Trust)
  • Magical Garden Launch party (St Clement St James CE School)
  • Notting Hill Nursery Carnival (Childrens and Parents Carnival Association)
  • TT50 (Trellick Tower Resident Association)
  • North Kensington Eid Festival 2022 (North Kensington Woman's Alliance)
  • End of school year trip to seaside in England (THE GHEEZ RITE CHAPLIANCY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION)
  • Eid Fun Day (Shamaali CIC)
  • CatherineMHT (African Women Care)
  • Know Your Canal! (Your Canal Boat CIC)
  • Love to Bee - Lavender Bags & Henna Community Garden Pop Up (Abundance Arts)
  • Feel Good Thursdays (WT Community Development)
  • Visual journaling workshops (Minds UTD. FC)