Supporting community-led projects to help your local area recover from the COVID-19 crisis
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:
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.
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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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