This year's BLCF allocations

The following organisations which applied for funding from the BLCF for 2022-23 have been successful in receiving an award.

Adventure Play Hub - which provides a community play services for children. The award will go towards the delivery of their Saturday play sessions for children aged 5-12 years.

The Avenues Youth Project – To support their after-school youth club service open to local boys and girls aged 11-13. Activities include games, sport, music and cookery, homework help, mental health support, guest speakers and occasional trips out as well as healthy tea-time snacks.

Element Project - Element supports care-experienced young people to increase their self confidence, learn new creative skills and expand their networks and friendships through its creative projects use visual art, performance and writing.

Hornimans Adventure Playground - an adventure playground that provides free play opportunities for children aged 5-16 years.

Kinetic Foundation – an organisation that uses sport to attract and engage with disadvantaged young people who are at risk of disengagement or deprivation. They deliver a wide range of educational services and opportunities for them to be active, learn new skills and improve their employment.

Kongolese Centre for Information & Advice – an organisation that works with, and supports refugees and ethnic minority community groups living, studying or working within central London through free advice, information, advocacy, translation and guidance.

London Basketball Association - a charity that supports disadvantaged young people aged 11-25. They target young people who are marginalised and lack opportunities to engage in sports, education and employment. 

Response Community Project - a community based project that serves the needs of the community's most vulnerable individuals while also offering a range of classes designed to increase educational attainment and general wellbeing.

Solidarity Sports - Harnesses the transformative power of play to nurture disadvantaged children recovering from complex trauma. They support children's healing through sports, healthy eating, arts, educational trips, mentorship programmes and holidays within the UK and abroad.

St Clements St James CE Primary School & Grow2KnowSt Clement and St James CE Primary is a local community church school. Grow2Know (G2K) reconnects people with the environment and their surroundings. With community-based participation at its centre, Grow2Know aims to take a placemaking approach which will result in the creation of gardens the public, residents and community can be proud of – contributing to people’s health, happiness, and well-being.

Union Dance - Established over 30 years ago, Union Dance works across Westminster in partnership with Westminster Adult Education Services (WAES) and Charing Cross Library. Union Dance was founded to champion diversity, to unify dancers of every culture and ethnicity under one banner.

Youth Action Alliance - Youth Action Alliance supports the personal and social development of young people aged 8-19, and up to 25 for young people with  learning difficulties and/or disabilities living in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, enabling them to increase their resilience, learn new skills and promote their ambitions for the future - whilst also having fun.

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