After more than 4,400 votes were cast by North Kensington residents earlier this year, 40 local community projects have now been allocated more than £1.2 million as part of the Grenfell Projects Fund 2 (GPF2).
Since then, the Grenfell Community Team has been working with project organisers to finalise grant agreements and prepare projects to launch. It has also been working with the Resident-led Panel to create evaluation processes that will measure the impact of the GPF2.
We now have a selection of free GPF2 community projects that will be launching over the next couple of months, including the North Kensington Youth and Community Festival.
The festival, which has been organised by the Youth Action Alliance, is taking place on Saturday 25 June from 12 to 6pm at the Westway Sports and Fitness Centre. It will include free sports tournaments, live music, arts and crafts and a talent show.
Alessana Inèz Hall from Youth Action Alliance said: “We’re very excited to be able to host the North Kensington Youth and Community Festival again with the help of the Grenfell Projects Fund 2. The money has enabled us to make the festival even bigger and extra special this year, with more activities on offer to mark the five-year anniversary of Grenfell.
“We’re looking forward to a fun day that will bring the community together, with activities available for all ages. It will be a chance to celebrate the community’s creativity, diversity and history, while paying tribute to those that were lost in the Grenfell tragedy.”
All 40 projects are set to launch throughout 2022 and will run over either a one, two or three-year period.
Updates about when each project will launch and how to get involved will be uploaded onto our Grenfell Projects Fund page.