The Dalgarno Trust is a community centre serving North Kensington.

We work with the local communities offering a wide range of activities, projects and services that promote, health, wellbeing and inclusion for both the young and the not so young. We work in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea delivering core services and our youth programme.

Our programmes include

Community Connect  –  Healthworks  –  Dalgarno Youth Programme – VIP

We also run a Foodbank every Thursday.

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Since joining the VIP Project I am now more confident to do other things and get out of my comfort Zone, I am getting back to being used to speaking with people and now have reduced my phobia of being with people.

VIP Project's Participant

Our current objectives are to

  • Bring adults and children of all ages from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds together to help fulfil their potential, break the cycle of poverty, ill-health and deprivation.
  • Offer a range of services such for self-development. This include access to health and well-being awareness, education, training, social and cultural opportunities.
  • Create, develop and support a strong, inclusive, vibrant and active neighbourhood.
  • Make sure that services, facilities and amenities are of the highest quality and accessible to all individuals and our community.
  • The Dalgarno Trust works for all members of the community with a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity for all.

The people with work with include

  • disadvantaged and hard-to-reach people
  • those experiencing social isolation
  • those with long-term ill-health
  • those with physical and/or learning disabilities
  • vulnerable people of any age and their carers.

We work with many local groups, often in partnership, and through offering space within our community centre to each one.

The Dalgarno Trust Trustees

Left to right: Ali Mohammed, Christopher Herbert, Steve Divall, Michelle Poponne, Paola Tavaridakis, Chris Griffin

Say hello to our team

We couldn’t offer the amazing support and services we provide without the hard work and dedication of our fantastic team.

Ann Goodger


I joined the team at the Dalgarno Trust in July 2017 and I am responsible for overseeing our projects and marketing. It’s a pleasure to work with our team of bright, enthusiastic people.

Photo: Ann with Maureen

Mahbuba Sabur

Community Development Worker, Healthworks

Photo: Mahbuba with Papia

Pam Bardouille

Volunteer Coordinator

I re-joined the team in September 2017, and I am now responsible for all aspects of volunteering at the centre. It's great to be back serving the community from Dalgarno.

Rosana Ordoubadi

Project Manager, Healthworks

Moutaz Chellat

Youth Worker

I joined the Dalgarno Trust as their youth worker in December 2017. Previously, I was working with the Kensington Trust developing and delivery activities of all types for a range of young people in the Dalgarno area.

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Awards & Recognitions

Our Supporters. Building Better Futures... Together

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded grant-making Trust that supports a broad range of charities and causes across the UK.

The Grove Trust is a registered charitable trust based in Notting Hill, London, which aims to channel local funds to local charities for the relief of those in need in the community. 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 we can make a significant impact on the lives of those less fortunate living amongst us.

RBKC provide an annual core grant to the Dalgarno Trust; this enables the Trust to run the community centre for the local residents.  They also provide grants for our youth programme and the VIP programme.

Kensington and Chelsea Social Council (KCSC) is a local charity working to strengthen local voluntary and community organisations.  KCSC is the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s recognised voluntary sector ‘infrastructure’ organisation.  As well as providing training, advice and information, KCSC facilitates the voice of the local voluntary and community sector and represents the sector at a strategic level.

The Kensington Trust was founded in 2010 by Alexandra Gray to tackle the rapidly expanding social problems of gang crime, anti-social behaviour and radicalisation in W10 and W11.  Through Alexandra’s connections with Moutaz Chellat and Milad Ackirche, the Trust now has a revitalised and growing youth programme.

This charity gives grants to benefit children and young people up to the age of 25 who live in nine London Boroughs:  Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London & Westminster.

Set up by Miles Moreland in 2013, this charity makes grants in areas that reflect the founder’s interests.  They mainly support entities in Africa which allow Africans have their voices heard.

This independent grant-making trust supports voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK.  In particular, Tudor want to help smaller community-led groups working with people at the margins of society.

The K&C Foundation is an independent charity with a ten-year record of success in bringing people across the Borough together to address local hardship and exclusion.

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