Grenfell Tower Disaster

Posted on

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 Funder 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 Funder 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.