Why we love Kingston

Kingston is an amazing place in which to live, work, study or visit.

It’s a thriving borough, with people from all walks of life, different cultures and different experiences.

From students in Kingston's educational establishments, to residents who have lived their whole lives in the Borough, to communities who have come and made Kingston their home.


Quotes from residents on why they love the borough of Kingston-upon-Thames

So what's the problem?

Being connected to where we live, work and learn creates healthy and happy communities.

Sadly too many residents in our rapidly growing, ageing and diversifying borough are isolated from both people and place.  Losing loved ones, frailty, language barriers and mental ill-health are just some of the challenges local people face.

To tackle this, Love Kingston's current grant making theme is ‘from isolation to integration’, focusing this year on intergenerational projects.


Together we can create change


In the cold and grey winter when feeling alone, I think about The Vintage Banquet and suddenly the sadness is gone.

Guest at The Vintage Banquet project which tackles social isolation in elderly people.  


London as a city is ready and willing to give. London’s cash giving is estimated at £5.6 billion a year from all private sources; over a quarter of giving in the UK overall.

Kingston is one of the wealthier boroughs of London, with higher than average levels of home ownership, higher than average median wages, and lower than average levels of unemployment (2 RBK, Borough Profile, 2013).

We believe therefore that to support those in need in Kingston, we need to look within the borough boundaries.

Let’s make Kingston great together.

Map of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames


Our stories

Discover who we have funded to change lives in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames