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We recognise the importance of locally-owned small businesses and community organisations to North Kensington. When local organisations thrive, our community thrives.

The past 18 months have been difficult for everyone, but our local small businesses have been hit particularly hard. This is especially true for market traders and retailers who rely on passing traffic and footfall. 

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, we want to do what we can to support locally-owned small businesses and not for profit organisations to get back on their feet. This small grants programme is designed for organisations who make a real contribution to our local community. 

In particular, we want to support businesses and other organisations who:

  • Have a vision and plan to grow their business/service over the coming 3-5 years
  • Have innovated, adapted and/or reached new markets during the pandemic
  • Make a real contribution to the local community

To be eligible you must:

  • Be a registered business, charity or registered Community Interest Company (CIC) or a community group with a written constitution or governing document (i.e. articles of association).
  • Operate in one of the five wards of North Kensington (Dalgarno, Colville, Notting Dale, St Helen's, Golborne)
  • Have an annual income of £100,000 or less

We can not fund political or animal welfare organisations.

  • Decisions will be based solely on the merits of the funding request and not necessarily dependent on the nature of any existing relationships with Westway Trust.
  • You will be required to provide a report on funds distributed within 6 months of receipt.

Application Process

 To apply for the grant, you need to:

  • Complete the short application form. Please contact us for a paper application form if you prefer.
  • Provide evidence that you are a non-profit, small business or market stall holder with a presence within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC), with a particular focus on delivering projects or work that will benefit the North Kensington communities.