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 unwelcomed 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.
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 onlFind out more
Funding & Grants:
Subsidised football pitches
One of the most impactful ways we support grassroots community groups is through free and subsidised football pitch use, in partnership with our sports centre operator, Everyone Active. As part of our operational agreement with Everyone Active, we are able to allocate a limited number of football pitch hours to local community groups who are able to demonstrate a positive social impact through their use of the pitches. Community groups and organisations based in North Kensington are now welcome to apply for subsidised pitch use for a 12-month period, from 1 April 2024 - 31 March 2025. Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria: Diversity of beneficiaries Positive social impact that would come from subsidised pitch use Your organisation's track record in delivering community/sports programmes Important information about your application: Please note that our grants review panel will consider only the information contained in your application. For this reason, please ensure you provide as much information in your application as you feel is necessary for the panel to reach an informed decision. There is typically a large demand from community groups for football pitch space, and it is likely that we will be unable to accommodate all requests. Here is a list of successful applicants in 2023. The maximum that can be granted will be two hours of pitch time per organisation, on a 5-a-side pitch, once a week. Additional hours, or a larger pitch size, may be purchased directly from Everyone Active. In your application, you will be asked to identify three deliverables from your organisation's use of the pitch space. It is these deliverables that your organisation's social impact will be measured against, should your application be successful. Key dates: 9am, Monday 12 February 2024 - applications open 9am, Monday 4 March 2024 - applications close Wednesday 6 March 2024 - panel meets to review applications Friday 8 March 2024 - outcomes sent to all applicants Please contact our Grants Administrator at email@example.com if you have any questions or require assistance completing the form. ...Read more
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Westway Sports Bursaries
***Applications are now closed for 2023/24. To receive an alert when applications for next year's programme open, please complete this form. *** Together with Everyone Active, we're distributing £40,000 in sports bursaries to residents of North Kensington, with £10,000 ring-fenced for first-time applicants. 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 month course, Wild Climbers ages 5-7 Climbing - 6 month course, NICAS, ages 7+ Climbing - 12 months subsidised course, ages 5-7, Wild Climbers Climbing - 12 months subsidised courses, ages 7+, NICAS Climbing - 12 months membership for climbing wall, ages 16+ Tennis - 12 months Pay & Play sessions, September to July, 38 weeks Football | One Year Registration to Football Skills Programme Sessions for ages 5-15 | September to July (38 weeks) Football | One Year Registration to Westway FC Youth Team (U8-U13) | Training and Matches | September to July (38 weeks) 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. ...Read more
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One of the most impactful ways we can support community organisations and groups is to provide professional support in attracting external funding for their projects. We would like to provide professional support in seeking external funding for organisations whose objectives align with Westway Trust's charitable purpose. A fundraising pipeline calendar has been produced which identifies funding opportunities throughout the year. If your organisation is interested in applying for one of these funds but requires professional support in building your funding application, please complete our expression of interest form. A member of our team will review your expression of interest and triage your request to one of our professional fundraising support agencies for further discussion. ***While we will do our best to match successful applicants with a Fundraising Consultant in a timely manner, there is currently a backlog of applicants waiting to be matched. Thank you for your patience.*** Eligibility We will support local social enterprises, and charitable, voluntary and community organisations based in the 5 wards of North Kensington (Golborne, Colville, Notting Dale, St Helens and Dalgarno). Organisations must demonstrate a particular focus on the communities living in North Kensington, in and around the Westway. The aim of the fundraising support fund is to partner community organisations, whose objectives align with Westway Trust’s charitable purpose, with fundraising consultants who will work with the organisation to attract external funding. We will focus on investing in organisations who are looking to address at least one of the six key priority areas for the Trust, which were recently identified by social researchers Hatch Regeneris. These are: i. Isolation ii. Safe places for young people iii. Economic participation iv. Creative economy, arts and culture v. Place and environment vi. Exercise & Recreation Whether you are seeking support in fundraising for core costs or have a specific project in mind either the organisation or the project must meet at least one of the above criteria The total amount available for this initiative is £34,000. In the current funding climate, we are aware that the call on this fund might exceed the resources available. In this case the Trust will keep, where appropriate, organisations expressions of interest and contact details should other funding become available. For more information on your eligibility for this programme, please read the programme guidelines. Community Fundraising Course To complement our Fundraising Support Progarmme, we are delivering a Community Fundraising Course, commencing in January 2024. This new 8-session practical course will support you to develop your fundraising skills and raise more money for your organisation. By the end of the course, you will have increased your understanding of the importance of values, safeguarding, health and safety, legal structures and monitoring and evaluation, theory of change and budgeting. You will also boost your confidence, knowledge, skills, and creativity!...Read more
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Emergency Response Fund
The Emergency Response Grant programme is designed to specifically address acute, immediate and unforseen emergencies for individuals living in North Kensington. The fund is not designed to address ongoing circumstantial challenges. Eligibility criteria: Applicants must be a resident within 5 wards of North Kensington Applicants must be in receipt of benefits or can demonstrate a lack of access to immediate funds Emergency has direct impact to life, physical and mental health, livelihood, household Timely support is not available elsewhere The fund will generally* NOT cover: Medical procedures Funeral related expenses Flights Political or religious activities Accommodation Repeat applications from individuals for the same/similar issues *Discretion may be used on a case-by-case basis...Read more