Coronavirus Update (Covid-19)
Following government and scientific guidelines, the Enterprise Hub at The Granville is now reopen for local businesses to rent and use their office and studio spaces. We have made some adjustments so that this can be done whilst maintaining social distancing.
The Trust’s number one priority has always been the safety of local people and users of The Granville. We will therefore not be opening for community activities or private hires for the moment. We will let you know as soon as it is safe to restart these activities.
We have been supporting the Granville Community Kitchen, Kilburn Mutual Aid and others to help them offer vital support to local people throughout the lockdown period. For details of support they offer, or to volunteer, contact:
Kilburn Mutual Aid: firstname.lastname@example.org 020 3488 4916
Granville Community Kitchen: 07952 616352
Click on the following links for information on other support available:
South Kilburn’s population is talented, creative and driven. It is an area with many different communities. However it does have higher than average levels of unemployment, poverty, and health concerns, as well as typically lower incomes for those who do work. The South Kilburn Trust was founded in 2011 to help address these issues and create new opportunities.
In 2014, the Trust took over the running of South Kilburn Studios, a well known business incubator and start-up space, which subsequently led to our success in winning funding from the Mayor of London, in partnership with Brent Council, to refurbish much loved old building into a community and workspace hub, The Granville, which re-opened in May 2018.
Residents Support Fund.
If you are a Brent resident and have been impacted financially or personally by Covid-19, you could be eligible for financial support.
An interest-free loan, grant or both.
Who can apply?
If you are a Brent resident
Aged 18 or over.
If you have been impacted by coronavirus.
If you do not have more than £6,000 in savings at the time of application.
You must be willing to provide any reasonable supporting information.
For more information please visit https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/benefits-and-money-advice/resident-s-support-fund/
We were delighted to receive a visit from HRH the Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday 19th February. Camilla was welcomed by Brent’s Mayor and Chief Executive as well as by our own Chief Executive, Carl Blackburn.
Camilla met a range of people involved in Brent 2020’s Borough of Culture, including the Blueprint Collective, volunteers and people who took part in the amazing Rise opening ceremony.
She walked around a packed Front Room, mingling and talking with a wide range of residents, community groups, volunteers and parents and toddlers from the Granville Plus Nursery School.
Carl then gave Camilla a tour of the creative studios that make up The Granville’s Enterprise Hub, and introduced her to the enterprises that are based here, including Urban Cordial, K2K Radio, Dayo’s Handmade Cards, the British International Education Association and To The T, amongst others.
The Duchess’ visit ended with a performance of Irish and Albanian dance by the Ellis-Parr Dance Academy and Shpresa, and a poem by local artist Just-Ori.
Although the visit was very brief, we were able to show Camilla some of the fantastic work that takes place at The Granville and gave her a warm Brent welcome.
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