Frequently Asked Questions
Who are we?
We are the Hilgrove Community Action group. This group is made up of
five current residents, called Community Organisers, who want to make
positive change on the estate by organising events and other activities
that bring residents together.
Who is running this project?
North Camden Zone, which is a project of the local charity The Winch.
The North Camden Zone is a project hosted by The Winch, which works
with estate residents in North Camden to support the development of a
more connected, happier and healthy local community through resident-led
initiatives. In the past, they have worked with England’s Lane temporary
accommodation residents, as well as residents from the Chalcots Estate,
to help enact a vision of a stronger, safer, more connected community.
The Winch is a local charity in Camden that aims to help each
young person succeed, regardless of their circumstances. We offer
a “cradle to career” service for children and young people aged
0-25 and their families, building long-term relationships from an
early age with those often facing huge challenges. These include
housing instability, being a young care-leaver or caregiver, and
dealing with mental health or financial issues.
Is this project connected to Camden Council?
While we do work closely with Camden Council, Hilgrove Community Action
is an independent project and not run through the council.
Who is funding the project then?
The Big Lottery Community Fund and Trust for London