Funded on Spacehive 16 December 2016


Making Communties Work & Grow By Making Communties Work & Grow

We are reaching out to the Kensington & Chelsea crowd to help Kensington Borough FC to compete in our highest league to date and to hold a community football tournament for young people in the borough

Kensington and Chelsea Delivery stage

pledged of £14,149
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This project was funded on 16 Dec 2016!

Making Communities Work and Grow is a user led community organisation MCWG was established in 1994 by local residents who wanted to improve the quality of life and future prospects of their community. We are proud to be a grass-root, user-led organisation that listens to and responds to the needs of our community. We provide services to address the varying needs of the residents of North Kensington (RBKC). Although our service is not restricted to anyone the focus is on the large Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic residents of our community. Established in 2012 Kensington Borough FC started with a few individual volunteers concerned with the problems young people are facing in modern day society with crime, drugs and anti-social behaviour. We set up Kensington Borough to engage young people through sports (mainly football) and open doors for disadvantaged young people from a variety of backgrounds, and help tackle the complicated, personal and social problems the community was facing.

What we'll deliver:

  • representing Kensington Borough in the step 6 of the football league
  • pitch hire, football stadium hire, football coaches
  • End of season community football tournament

Why it's a great idea:

MCWG believes through sports and mainly football, young people can have the opportunity to build friendships and experience cultures that may otherwise may never be encountered. Give young people the opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures and equip a person with a range of tools to meet new challenges one may face in their future. We aim to inspire young people through football, raising aspiration and achievements.

Steps to get it done:

  • Promotion into the premier league of the Spartans football league

Location Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington and Chelsea has 24 other projects and £4,150,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Golborne ward in Kensington & Chelsea, where our service is based ranks in the 5% of the most deprived areas in England. The child poverty rate here is a disturbing 51% (End child poverty, 2011), the highest in the borough, and more than twice as many children qualify for free school meals than the national average. Unemployment is high and long te


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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How will the money be spent?Total £14,149

football pitch hire - £5,000 (35%)
training pitch costs - £3,040 (21%)
league and referees costs - £2,400 (17%)
minibus fuel costs - £1,200 (8%)
football kits and track suits - £856 (6%)
volunteer costs - £750 (5%)
Other - £903 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

football pitch hire
training pitch costs
league and referees costs
minibus fuel costs
football kits and track suits
volunteer costs
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £14,149

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