After receiving over 100 applications, our Sports Bursaries programme has now closed for 2022. We are hoping to reopen this programme in 2023, so please fill out an expression of interest below and we will be in touch when the programme re-opens. If you have issues with an existing application then, please contact grants@westway.org.

Together with Everyone Active, we're distributing £30,000 in sports bursaries to residents of North Kensington.

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)
  • Climbing - 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

***Depending on demand, applications may close at short notice. We encourage applicants to complete the online form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment***

You can apply online by completing this form. Alternatively, you can collect a paper application form from the reception desk at Westway Sports Centre, Westway Portobello Fitness Club or Westway Trust office