Grenfell Tower Disaster

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Phase 2 – Deadline!

We are pleased to announce that Phase 2 of the CYP Funders Coalition is now open.  Guidelines for applications can be downloaded here.

There is a new application form for Phase 2.  The application takes three parts.  These can be downloaded below:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
The CYP Funders Coalition seeks to help children, young people and their families who have been affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower, by funding local voluntary and community groups that are delivering ongoing support.  The coalition considers this to mean both those who were resident in the Tower as well as those who live close by and who have been impacted by the disaster either directly or indirectly (eg school friends, etc).

Please note, the maximum amount you can apply for is £50,000 but the average grant amount is expected to be in the region of £10,000-£20,000.

Applications should be submitted to John Lyon’s Charity by email to or by post to Griffin Lodge, 45a Cadogan Gardens, London, SW3 2TB.
The deadline for applications is Friday, 20th October 2017. 

If you are applying for work dealing with mental health and wellbeing, there are some additional questions that you should complete alongside your application.  These can be downloaded here.


Phase 2 Drop-in Support Surgery

We are holding a drop-in surgery for organisations that require additional help with the Grenfell CYP Funders Coalition Phase 2 application form:

Monday, 9 October 2017
11.00am – 3.30pm
Venue: The Tabernacle (35 Powis Square, London, W11 2AY)

As with the previous surgeries, to ensure that your organisation is seen you will need to reserve a time slot. To book, contact Poonum Chamdal by emailing or by calling 020 7259 1706. Please note: there is high demand for appointments and so we strongly recommend getting in touch as soon as possible.

Before you attend please ensure that you are familiar with the Phase 2 application form and guidelines. The Phase 2 application form and guidelines can be downloaded from the post above.

23 August 2017

Update on Funding for Children & Young People’s projects – Phase 2

Now that the summer is coming to a close, we are now working to develop the funding offer under Phase 2 of the response to the fire at Grenfell Tower.  This will look at the medium-longer term needs of the community that are affected and will seek to support groups delivering ongoing support.  We have already received a number of applications for Phase 2.  These are currently being considered.  We will use feedback from a consultation we held on 17th August at the Harrow Club to guide the process going forward.  We are looking forward to discussing Phase 2 with our funding coalition partners.  More news and specific guidance for Phase 2 will be provided as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if you would like to apply to the coalition for longer term funding under Phase 2, please see the ‘How to apply’ section of this page, below.  Information on timings and deadlines will be provided in due course.

20 August 2017

Organisations that received funding from the Children & Young People’s Funder Coalition

We are pleased to confirm that to date, 62 projects have secured funding from the Children & Young People Funders coalition.  Grants now total £1,078,656 and have been used to provide a huge variety of activities for children and young people in North Kensington over the summer holidays.  For a full list of funded projects under this coalition, please click here.

We are sorry to those that were not selected by any of the funders; there was huge demand from a wide range of organisations and unfortunately not all could be successful.

27 June 2017

Application process for organisations working with children, young people and families affected by the Grenfell Tower Disaster

  • Are you a voluntary or community organisation working in North Kensington to help children, young people and families affected by the Grenfell Tower Disaster?
  • Could you do more with additional resources?

In order to increase access to funding, a group of funders has come together in a coalition to create a simple application process to help you access the additional funding you may need to meet the needs of local children and young people.

To be eligible to access this funding coalition, you need to be working with children and young people (and their families), who have been affected (directly and indirectly) by the devastating fire that happened at Grenfell Tower.  To access the funding you need to:
1. Complete an application form (see below)
2. Submit it to the Grants Office at John Lyon’s Charity (
3. John Lyon’s Charity will then disseminate funding requests to the other funders in the coalition, who will then contact you directly to process your application.

John Lyon’s Charity and the other funding organisations are working closely with the Westway Development Trust, Kensington & Chelsea Social Council, K&C Foundation and EPIC CIC to find a practical solution to get you the help that you need.  The coalition is interested in supporting you immediately as well as in the medium to longer term.  It is hoped that with additional funding resource, we can help you rehabilitate your community so that it emerges from this current difficult time stronger and more resilient.

Who can apply

Any organisation working to help children and young people affected by the Grenfell Tower Disaster.  This can include:

  • Registered charities
  • CICs and other non-profit local community groups
  • Schools
  • Local faith groups

What you can apply for

For details on the kind of funding that you can apply for, please refer to the Application process document.

How to apply

In order to apply to the Funders Coalition, you need to complete these short application form documents.  You need to complete all three parts and send them by email to

Part 1 Application Form – this is a Word document where you should provide a brief overview of your funding needs.
Part 2 Project Budget – this is an Excel document.  Please provide as much detail as possible on how you will spend these additional funds.
Part 3 Organisation Budget – this is an Excel document.  Please provide an overview of the finances for your organisation.

Once you have completed these forms, you will be contacted by one of the members of the Funders Coalition who may require additional information from you.


Applications can be submitted at any time.  However, if you want to deliver activities from the start of the summer holiday period you should try to submit your application form by Friday, 7 July at the latest.  Activities towards the end of the holiday can be submitted after the 7th July.

Information on timeframes for more long term funding can be found in the Application process document.

Other support available

If you need assistance in completing any part of the application form, you can contact:

Poonum Chamdal, Community Development Coordinator at John Lyon’s Charity

Siobhan Sollis, Head of Organisational Development ( or Brenda Nambooze, Development Officer (  at Kensington & Chelsea Social Council

Martha Forsythe, Charities Coordinator at Kensington & Chelsea Foundation (

Phil Nichols, Head of Charity Income and Impact at Westway Development Trust (

Keni Thomas, Business Development Manager at EPIC CIC (

Drop-in Support Surgeries

We are holding a series of drop-in surgeries for organisations that require additional help to complete this application form.

Friday, 30 June 2017
11.30am – 1.30pm
187 Freston Road, London W10 6TH

Friday, 7 June 2017
11.30am – 1.30pm
187 Freston Road, London W10 6TH

Everyone is welcome to attend, but to ensure everyone is seen you will need to reserve a time-slot.  Please contact Poonum Chamdal ( to reserve your space on either of these dates.

Before you attend, please ensure that you are familiar with the application form and JLC Grants Managers will offer advice and guidance.

15 June 2017

Our thoughts are with all of the people affected by the horrific tragedy of the Grenfell Tower disaster. John Lyon’s Charity has a long history of supporting local organisations in this area and we feel very much part of this community. We are here to help and will offer an extra funding facility to assist organisations who support children, young people and families of North Kensington. We anticipate that this facility will be needed over the coming weeks and months as the full impact upon the community becomes evident. The Charity will work with local partners to see how we can best support the medium and longer term concerns and we will convene a group of children and young people’s organisations over the summer to look at the optimal way of achieving this.