We manager 23 acres of land underneath the Westway flyover for the benefit of the North Kensington community.

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 complete our online form and a member of the Westway team will respond as soon as possible.

 

    Spaces To Let

    With over 120 commercial premises, we’ve got a space that will suit you.

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    Filming On The Estate

    Our property estate offers an incredibly diverse range of landscapes & settings encompassing urban, sports, dereliction and green space to name a few. The location sits in the hub of North Kensington creative industry and is one of onl

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    Our Tenants

    As you may have guessed, Westway Trust isn’t your typical landlord.

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    Development

    We’re continuing to work with our partners and friends in the community to ensure the Westway estate is fit for purpose and providing maximum benefit for the people of North Kensington. 

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    Westway Stories:

    Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers Festival 2019

    There aren’t many people in the area who don’t know Leslie ‘Teacher’ Palmer and he is rightly lauded for his work as director of the Notting Hill Carnival in the early 1970s and for shaping the way the Carnival still struts its stuff to this day, with sound systems, Mas bands, costumes and food.

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    Funding & Grants:

    Young Achievers Grants

    We're offering young people in North Kensington aged 11-18 years the opportunity to receive grant funding for a project of your choice. Grants of up to £250 are available for individuals or up to £750 for groups.  A steering group of young people has been set up to guide the process of design, implementation and monitoring, and applicants will be involved in allocating project funds; ensuring a truly participatory approach to grant-making.  Westway Trust is currently developing a process whereby the community can participate in the decision-making behind Westway’s community investment and grant-making activities. We began developing  a pilot programme in early 2020. Participatory Grant-making involves a range of different methods and challenges. At its heart, this approach gives greater decision-making power over grants to the communities impacted by funding decisions. Throughout 2019 and early 2020, we have been running a number of community meetings and events to help us understand the types of programmes or initiatives that local people want funded. Prior to the Coronavirus pandemic we gained this insight by recruiting 14 people including local residents and staff from local charitable organisations, to form a steering group to take the pilot programme forward. The steering group began co-designing how the fund would work in practice, the application process, and decide how decisions will be made. Once the nationwide Coronavirus lockdown had begun, the impact suffered within the community meant this pilot had to be re-evaluated. After much deliberation our trustees decided to give this pilot the green light with a re-newed focus on the needs of young people aged 11-18 yrs. After recruiting a new steering group of 10 young people from across North Kensington, this pilot has emerged as an opportunity to provide 11-18 yr. olds in the 5 wards with a chance to be heard, be creative and have fun. Up to £250 is available for individual applicants. Alternatively, group applications are welcomed. £500 for 2 people in a group. £750 for 3 people in a group....

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    Funding & Grants:

    Rapid Response Fund

    We recognise there are occasions when it is expedient for us to consider making grants to individuals and organisations on a discretionary basis for a purpose that falls outside the eligibility criteria for the Community Grants Programme, the Festivals & Events Fund, or other established grants programmes.  These grants are made in response to a clear need, identified by the individual or organisation making the request for financial support, to deliver a project or other work that will add value to the organisation’s overall outputs and deliver additional benefit for the local community. Often, decisions about such requests necessarily need to be made quickly. The Rapid Response Fund is not intended as a supplementary funding stream for those already in receipt of an investment from us. We would not normally make a discretionary investment if the request appeared eligible for consideration under a main funding programme....

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    Westway Stories:

    School of Rhyme

    Poet Paul Lyalls works with Westway to provide poetry workshops at North Kensington’s supplementary schools and explains why poetry is an art form for everyone

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    Westway Stories:

    L&A's Beautie at Podobello

    Lilah at L&A’s Beautie explains the benefits of working out of the Podobello pop-up shops on Thorpe Close

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