Residents of North Kensington are set to benefit from almost £1m of additional investment in community projects under new spending plans from Westway.
The new plans include a new £300k North Kensington Community Investment Fund that will aim to work in partnership with local organisations and groups. These efforts will be focused on environment, employment, arts and culture, health and wellbeing, combating isolation and young people.
Other programmes attracting significant funds include those focused on health in the area - £150k has been put aside to help young people and those with health needs get greater access to sports facilities and to work on a GP referral scheme with Everyone Active, who run the Westway sports centres.
£250k has also been pledged to improving the 'public realm' spaces on the Westway estate, as identified by local people, making key areas cleaner, more presentable, safer and more accessible for users and visitors. This includes an investment in the green spaces, on green roofs, and more planters and trees, for example.
All this sits alongside our ongoing commitments to support the Grenfell recovery, arts and culture in the area, enterprise and new business, nursery and crèche facilities, a flexible approach to local tenants, and more.
These priorities for additional investment were identified by the community during conversations, engagement, consultation and other research, reaffirming our approach to grants as investments in our community, The Trust is reorienting itself as an organisation that enables the community to design and own projects and activities that create solutions and opportunities for local residents and help create a bright future for North Kensington.