Funding body information

London Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
The Town Hall
Hornton Street
W8 7NX
020 7361 3000

Point of contact:

Community Engagement Team, 020 7598 4633,


The council administers three main grants programmes as follows:

  • Corporate Services Grant Fund
  • Small Grants Scheme
  • Arts Grants Scheme

Corporate Services Grants Fund

The Small Grants Fund provides grants for projects which deliver the Corporate Services funding priorities of community engagement, advice and support and capacity building. Grants are awarded for time-limited engagement projects, events and capital costs such as IT equipment.

For further information, please contact the Community Engagement team.

Small Grants Fund

The council will award grants to voluntary or community organisations that operates in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and have charitable activities.

There is currently £30,000 available for the 2015-2016 Small Grants Fund and this will be allocated in two rounds of £15,000 in April and October 2015. Funding will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Please note the that the small round of grant has been allocated. The second round will open in October 2015.

Further details and eligibility criteria are available on the council's website.

Arts Grants Scheme

The Council run an Arts Grants scheme which provides funding for arts activities or projects which are undertaken within the boundaries of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and demonstrate that they meet at least two of the Council's strategic objectives.

The scheme has two funding rounds. Application deadlines are:

  • Friday 15 May 2015 for events starting atfer 1 July 2015
  • Friday 13 November 2015 for events starting after 1 January 2016

Full details of the scheme are available on the council's website: Arts Grants Scheme.

Contact details are as follows:

The Arts Service, Council offices 37 Pembroke Road London LONDON W8 6PW

Tel: 020 7361 3844

Full details of all the council's funding to voluntary sector groups can also be found on the website's voluntary and community sector pages: Voluntary and community sector funding

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your commissioner'

Useful organisations:

Kensington and Chelsea Social Council

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Information is provided on each available grant scheme, including full details of eligibility and criteria, application forms, guidance notes, contact details and details of previously funded organisations. Information regarding deadlines is largely up-to-date and well-manitained.

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