“We are delighted to support Kensington Dragons. Our communities will be stronger and happier if we encourage teamwork and the young – Kensington Dragons does both.” Chris Shirley, Director.
“We are proud to sponsor the Dragons as not only do they offer everyone who enjoys playing football the opportunity to be part of a thrilling club, but they are also involved in growing the individuals to enter adulthood and the community.” Keith Rigby, Director.
“Here at Rough Trade we love football – not the over-hyped Premier Super Sunday 24/7 best league in the world nonsense, but the real deal. Grass roots, hardcore love-the-game football – we have one Wolves, one Mansfield Town and one Dulwich Hamlet supporter. There has long been a close connection between music and football at Rough Trade – Mick Jones and Michael Nyman are regulars at Loftus Road (poor things), the fanzine culture started by When Saturday Comes and Viz, Half Man Half Biscuit. We are pleased to carry on with that link and to be able to help out Kensington Dragons in a small way and hopefully help engender in the next generations a true, deep love of playing and loving the beautiful game.” Nigel, RT.
John Lyon’s Charity gives grants to registered charities for the benefit of children and young people. Grants are restricted to the nine London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster. Since 1992 John Lyon’s Charity has distributed over £70 million to a large range of services including youth clubs, arts projects, counselling, child care and parental support schemes, sports programmes and academic bursaries. They accept first stage proposals at any time.
The Grove Trust was established by a group of local residents who acknowledge the huge divide between the rich and poor in West London and believe that by working together to award grants to local charities they can make a significant impact on the lives of those less fortunate living amongst us.
The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation is a local independent charity based in North Kensington. Since 2008 they’ve worked to tackle the inequalities faced by many across the Borough which the Grenfell Tower tragedy brought into stark relief. They do this by working with and having a pulse on the local community and raising resources to tackle local issues.