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Golborne Community First Panel Fund

Funding from the Community Development Foundation to support local projects that improve the quality of life for local people.

If you would like to know more about the panel or about becoming a panel member, please email golborneward.london@gmail.com or call 020 7854 5853

Golborne Community First Panel - minutes of last meeting
Download the minutes of the Golborne Community First Panel Application Assessment Meeting held on Tuesday 18 March 2014 here.

Grant awards to date
Golborne Community First Panel has allocated funding for the following projects to date:

Age UK Kensington and Chelsea

Healthier Life For You

Meanwhile Gardens Community Association

Metronomes Steel Orchestra

Open Age

Swinbrook Estate Residents Association

Venture Community Association

Wornington Green Community Group

St Clement James

Grand Total: 6,850.00


The Golborne Forum, in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Kensington and Chelsea Social Council, has set up a Golborne Community First Panel to make recommendations to the Community Development Foundation on the allocation of 9,000 of funding over two years.

Small grants are available to voluntary and community groups that are connected with and/or meeting the needs of the local community in Golborne ward.

Your funding request must relate to at least one of following three funding priorities:

Festivals and celebrations
Fun events that bring people together in the ward
Arts and culture
Projects for residents which encourage people to celebrate and get involved in arts and cultural activities
Tackling worklessness
Providing training, advice and support to help local residents gain new skills and employment

The funding priorities are detailed within the Golborne Community First Plan, which you can download here.

Match funding
To be eligible your application must show evidence of significant community participation. This should be in the form of securing match funding, principally in volunteer time, but it can also be donated cash, goods and services.

Your voluntary or community group must:
- have a bank account with 2 signatories OR nominate an organisation which has a bank account with 2 signatories to hold funds on its behalf
- have a governing document that has, as a minimum, the name, aim/purpose, objects, a dissolution clause for the organisation, a list of Trustees/Committee members, and Trustees/Committee member signatures. New groups are not required to have this in place, but should agree to develop one.

Examples of what can be funded:
- the purchase of equipment, like a computer, oven, furniture
- the costs of putting on a local event or workshop
- training for volunteers
- additional activities to expand an existing funded project
- activities that support community activity
- activities that meet an identified need in the local community
- funding to support an organisation to achieve a quality or other standard relevant to their activities
- taking part in the Golborne Festival 2014

Making an application
To apply you will need to download and complete the application form. Please read the detailed Guidance Notes before making your application.

Please send your application form by email to golborneward.london@gmail.com

If you do not have access to email, you can post the form to:
c/o Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Community Engagement Team
The Town Hall
Hornton Street
London W8 7NX

For enquiries about this funding please email golborneward.london@gmail.com or contact:
Lucy Ashall, RBKC Community Engagement Team - 020 7854 5853
Susie Parsons, Golborne Forum 07968 801 948
Kuldip Bajwa, Kensington & Chelsea Social Council 020 7243 9805

About this funding
This funding is part of the Community First Programme: Neighbourhood Matched Fund and is managed by the Community Development Foundation. It is designed to provide local communities with the means to address their own priorities. Local priorities have been set by the Golborne Community First Panel, a sub-group of the Golborne Forum.

Golborne Community First Panel
The Golborne Community First Panel is a sub-group of the Golborne Forum and has been set up to help allocate funding from the Community Development Foundation to local Projects. Members of the Panel are below:

Susie Parsons Chair and Golborne Forum member
Keith Stirling Local resident and Golborne Forum member
Councillor Bridget Hoier Golborne Ward Councillor
Councillor Mason Golborne Ward Councillor
Councillor Emma Dent Coad Golborne Ward Councillor
Lak Gill Age UK
Kuldip Bajwa Kensington and Chelsea Social Council

Organisations funded in 2012
Age UK Kensington and Chelsea
Healthier Life For You
Meanwhile Gardens Community Association
Metronomes Steel Orchestra
Open Age
Swinbrook Estate Residents Association
Venture Community Association
Wornington Green Community Group
St Clement James