We continue to support all the businesses that have been affected by the tragic events of the fire at Grenfell Tower. These businesses include self-employed survivors who’ve lost family members, the local businesses who’ve lost valued friends and customers as well as many other businesses who’ve seen their income decimated by the loss of footfall and trade.
What you won’t have heard in the news is that some 40+ small local businesses were unable to trade for periods of up to 3 weeks because of their close proximity to the tower or because their businesses were behind cordoned off areas or closed off roads.
We would also ask our community to support these businesses too. There are three ways you can do this. Check them out below:
These are some of the businesses Clashed by the tragic events at Grenfell Tower and have either been directly distressed, caught behind cordoned off areas or road closures and loss of footfall.
We are seeking your help and any funding you provide will be spent on providing hands-on support enabling real work (not just advice) to be done to help these businesses survive.
This project ended in June 2019.
Portobello Business Centre presents the Paving The Way project funded by NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund. The project will last until June 2019 and was designed to start rebuilding an informal business base and to regrow the essential people links by encouraging simple lean business starts within North Kensington community following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower.
To qualify for this project, the criteria is as follows.
You must be a Pre-Start Business andLive in North Kensington (W10 or W11)
Informal businesses are where people are, right at the heart of every vibrant community. These include:
Share services (babysitting, dog walking, hair dressing, etc.)Create gifts (gift …
***THIS PROGRAMME IS NOW CLOSED***
If you are an RBKC resident (primarily living in North Kensington) and want to start your own business this is a perfect opportunity to get business advice and attend courses/seminar for FREE gaining the knowledge you need to take a step forward.
This is a funded project through the Grenfell Recovery Strategy and part of the Grenfell Community Leadership Programme starting in September 2019.
The Project Services
Attendees will be able to access up to 66 hours of support from the list below:
One-to-one Advice3 additional one-to-one sessions over and above our current offer to pre-start RBKC residents
How to select your business …