Making good things happen

If you have a project, an activity or an idea that you would like to grow, or if you want to participate in sport or study but lack the funds, we can help you bring your dream to life. 

We offer grant giving programmes in  health & wellbeing, sports, arts & culture or education; all developed around our charitable objectives for the community.

We make funds available where there is most need, to individuals, groups and organisations. 

Sports training grants

For local organisations or groups that are that are involved in sports training for young people we can provide up to £500 in grants. However, we can’t give grants to pay off deficits.

Did you know that your group can apply for a grant through other funding bodies such as:

  • Awards for All
  • Football Foundation
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Sport England
  • Sports Match (subject to obtaining sponsorship)
  • Government Agencies
  • BBC Children in Need
  • Sports Relief
  • RBKC
  • John Lyons
Individual sports training grants

Our sports training grants scheme aims to help people over the age of 16 who live in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. They can use the grants to pay for training courses which could lead to employment in the sport and fitness industry by gaining qualifications such as NVQs and coaching certificates.

We can award grants of up to £500.

*We’ll expect successful applicants to work for 10 hours voluntarily on the Trust’s sport projects.

Did you know that?

RBKC Sports Development runs a sports training grants scheme to help 16-19 year olds living in the Borough to pay for training courses which could lead to employment in the sport and fitness industry.

For information about the RBKC Sports Training Grants for local residents get in touch, email futures@westway.org

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Westway Trust Sports Bursary

What the scheme will provide…….

The scheme will provide financial supports to people in the local community who want to take part in Westway organised sports and fitness activities, but find it difficult to pay the fees. 

There are three levels of bursary:

  • Training bursary: Fitness membership with access to the gyms and sports programmes at Westway Sports & Fitness (1 Crowthorne Rd and 3-5 Thorpe Close).
  • Coaching bursary to pay towards the cost of equipment, travel, competition entry fees.
  • Education bursary for people who want to attend NGB training courses level 1 & level 2 enabling access to employment as a coach/instructor in the sport and fitness Industry.

Eligibility

The key criteria used to assess whether a person should be awarded a bursary are as follows:

  • Recipient/Recipient under 18’s family in receipt of universal credits (Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit).
  • Must live in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea
  • Registered Disabled
  • Must show evidence where relevant for all of the above.

How the scheme will work

If successful the applicant will receive their grant into their account at Westway Sports & Fitness. Other sports provided outside of Westway will be paid directly to the applicant. Maximum allocation per annum £500. Average bursary allocation £80-£120.

What Westway Trust Sport Bursary will expect in return from their members……   

In return for the benefits offered, Westway Sports & Fitness Team requests that members assist in promoting activities and events through showcase events whenever possible (minimum 1 event per year). Westway is keen to monitor how the scheme benefits it's members, how often they use the facility, participation and results in competitions and ranking if applicable. Each member is required to inform Westway Sport & Fitness of his/her progress and successes throughout the year.

Application process

The bursary will open for applications on the 1st May and 1st October of each year, closing on the last day of each month. Notification of bursary allocation will be in writing within 6 weeks of the closing date.  Please click here to download the Sports Bursary application form.

All information regarding bursaries for 2014/15 may be subject to change.

Find Me A Grant

Our Small Grant and Education Grant scheme will soon be replaced by a new online fund called Find Me a Grant.

Find Me a Grant is a simple, open and transparent process which enables eligible groups, organisations and individuals to gain access to funding for much needed, local community projects that they wish to deliver or participate in.

Our online application process will also allow other potential funders to view your project or idea to see if it meets their required criteria so they can ‘match fund’ your project!

Further details along with full eligibility criteria and guidelines on how to apply will be available soon – so watch this space