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RBKC News, 31.01.2022


Businesses, we need your views!  We have new environmental plans – go here: Environmental Action Plans – Air Quality Action Plan – Kensington and Chelsea’s Consultation and Engagement Hub – Citizen Space (  Open until 13th February.

Or, attend our online workshop for big institutions and businesses across the borough – Tuesday 1 February from 3:30pm – 5:00pm registration link.

From central government

The Government’s Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Omicron Fund.  This is administered for RBKC businesses by the Council.  Applications close Thursday 10 February 2022 at 5pm.

The Government’s Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme.  This is administered for RBKC businesses by the Council.  Applications close Monday 14 March 2022 at 5.30pm.

The government has produced a video on COVID-19 support schemes – declaring your grants on your Company Tax Return (CT600).

From DUK: The North Kensington Premises & Equipment Fund 

DUK is principle contractor at the Grenfell Tower site. DUK wishes to support VCS organisations which need to make improvements to their premises, to enable them to improve the services and activities offered to local residents. These improvements could include minor structural works, painting and decorating, new fixtures, fittings and certain higher-value items (e.g. kitchen appliances, IT/office equipment).

  • Funding of between £1k – £15k per organisation is available from DUK for Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations occupying premises in North Kensington.
  • For more details, including on how to apply, please visit the website.
  • The deadline for applying is Monday 7 February 2022 at 8:00am

From Deutsche bank: cash prize fund

There is a cash prize fund of £60,000 Shared amongst five winners. How much awarded per winner is not fixed but assessed on a case-by-case basis. Apply hereDeadline March 31st, with information events between Jan – March 2022

From FSB – 10% discount on FSB membership

FSB membership provides a whole host of supporting including a 24/7 legal advice line to built-in legal and tax insurance. Membership discount expires 11.59pm on Friday 4 February.  Go here.

From City of London’s Small Business Research Enterprise Centre: Samuel Wilson’s Loan Trust

The Trust offers loans to people aged 39 and under who have recently set up business or are about to engage in a trade, manufacture, business or profession and who are experiencing financial difficulty or another disadvantage.  For more information see here.