Kensington and Chelsea is a borough usually associated with affluence and wealth, but it also has areas of severe deprivation. You may not know the following facts about K+C:
- It is one of the least deprived boroughs nationally, yet has several neighbourhood areas which rank in the top 10% of most deprived areas in England
- One in four children in K+C are living in poverty
- 50% of children in K+C attend private school. By contrast, in many of our state schools, up to 60% of children are eligible for free school meals. This is, a group that national evidence identifies as being significantly disadvantaged in education
- It has an unemployment rate which is 50% higher than the London and national averages
We were set up in 2008 by local resident, Jeremy Raphaely, who was aware of the inequalities that exist in our borough and was determined to gain support from like-minded people to help address them.
Our vision is of a borough where everyone has the opportunity to live healthy, happy, fulfilled lives. We support local projects which reduce isolation and exclusion, develop skills and employment opportunities, and help children and young people to have the best chance in life.
We are continually raising funds to support these projects.