We are an Arts and Health Activity Centre for people affected by ISOLATION, homelessness and exclusion. The project runs a range of creative arts groups and health improving activities.

240Project was established in 1998 to provide support for vulnerable and excluded individuals with a history of homelessness. The Project initially aimed to support newly-housed members in remaining in their homes, as those who have been homeless often return to the streets.

Over the years, the Project has evolved and our aims have broadened. We have become an established Arts and Wellbeing Activity Centre for people affected by homelessness, vulnerability and exclusion. Our aim is to help improve an individual’s self-esteem, confidence, motivation and skill-base. To achieve this, we offer a safe and friendly space where a variety of art and wellbeing activities as well as one-to-one support are on offer.

Our staff and volunteers are available to help with individual issues, ranging from problems with the Council or Benefits Agency, accommodation issues and practical advice.

We are developing new ways to help people see themselves in a different light, so they will be able to approach the issues they face with more confidence. We like to encourage people to try new experiences and build habits that will improve their quality of life.

I feel more positive through simply being treated as a human being again.
— Lawrence, member of 240Project

We are a UK Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered #1180267 with the UK Charity Commission. For 20 years, we were Notting Hill Churches Homeless Concern (registered charity no. 1053548). The charity has been working to develop innovative solutions to homelessness issues since 1996. In 2002, the charity won a prestigious Andy Ludlow Award from the Greater London Authority.


I used to be reclusive, but seeing others, and talking about art, laughing, joking, helps me take my mind off my own problems.
— member of 240Project

Charity Trustees:
Chair: Geoffrey Murray
Vice Chair: Mary Ardant
Fernanda Eberstadt
Reverend Mike Long
Ken Bartlett OBE

Treasurer: Linda Bruce



240Project receives no statutory funding and is a completely independent organisation; We would like to thank the following funders who are among those who have contributed to the success of the Project over the last ten years.

  • May 1961 Charitable Trust

  • Abba Trust

  • Action For The Homeless

  • Albert Hunt Foundation

  • Anton Jurgens Charitable Trust

  • Armourers & Brasiers Gauntlet Trust

  • Ashworth Charitable Trust

  • Association of London Government Andy Ludlow Award

  • Beatrice Laing Trust

  • Catalyst Housing

  • Catherine Vernon Bequest

  • Charities Aid Foundation

  • Church Urban Fund

  • Cooper Gay Charitable Trust

  • Co-Operative Community Fund

  • Coutts Charitable Trust

  • Crisis

  • Defence Social Service Association

  • Drapers' Charitable Trust

  • E D Charitable Trust

  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation (J. Hughes Hallett Trustee gift)

  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation (T. Hughes Hallett Trustee gift)

  • Evan Cornish Trust

  • Finch and Partners

  • Garfield Weston Foundation

  • Genesis Housing Group

  • Good Shepard Provincialate

  • Hansa Capital Partners LLP

  • HCH Wills 1965 Charitable Trust

  • HSBC Trust

  • I Vassiliou Charitable Trust

  • Institute of Our Lady of Mercy

  • J Vassiliou Charitable Trust

  • J.P. Getty Jr. Foundation

  • John Boden

  • John Lewis

  • Joseph Rank Foundation

  • Jules Thorn Charitable Trust

  • Kensington & Chelsea Foundation

  • Kensington Housing Trust

  • LD Rope Charitable Settlement

  • Land Securities

  • Leopold de Rothschild

  • LHA London

  • Linder Myers LLP

  • Lloyds TSB Foundation

  • Marina Kleinwort Charitable Trust

  • Matthews Wrightson Trust

  • Mercers Company

  • Milbourne Charitable Trust

  • Ministry of Defence Care

  • Mrs Smith and Mount Trust

  • N Smith Charitable Settlement

  • Normanby Charitable Trust

  • Northumberland Place Street Party

  • Notting Hill Methodist Church

  • Notting Hll Parishes Charities Committee

  • NT Vassiliou Charitable Trust

  • Oliver Borthwick Memorial Trust

  • Our Lady of Mercy

  • Parish of St Helen, North Kensington

  • Parish of St John, Notting Hill

  • Pieter de Hann Trust

  • Pret a Manger

  • RB Kensington & Chelsea

  • Rebecca Hossack Gallery

  • Reuben Foundation

  • Sir Cliff Richard Charitable Trust

  • Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust

  • Sisters of Charity

  • Spencer Stuart Management Consultants

  • St Mary's Abbey, Colwich

  • St Peters Church Notting Hill

  • Sturgis Theatre Company

  • StreetSmart

  • Stuart Spencer Trust

  • The Batty Charitable Trust

  • The British Humane Society

  • The Calleva Foundation

  • The Campden Charities

  • The Chapman Charitable Trust

  • The Cotton Trust

  • The Fairgreen Trust

  • The Fitton Trust

  • The Gauntlet Trust

  • The Girdlers' Company

  • The Gledswood Charitable Trust

  • The Golden Bottle Trust

  • The Goldsmiths Company

  • The Grey Court Trust

  • The Hollick Family Charitable Trust

  • The Hospital Saturday Fund

  • The Linden Gardens Residents Association

  • The London Housing Foundation

  • The Mercers Company

  • The Modaino Charitable Trust

  • The Monument Trust

  • The Pennycress Trust

  • The Rhiannon Trust

  • The Roger Vere Foundation

  • The Swire Charitable Trust

  • The Syder Foundation

  • The Tithe Trust

  • The Truemark Trust

  • The Tudor Trust

  • The Woodward Charitable Trust

  • The Worshipful Company of Innkeepers

  • Tony Metherell Charitable Trust

  • UIA Charitable Trust

  • Wates Foundation

  • Woodward Charitable Trust

  • Working Title

  • Wyseliot Charitable Trust

  • Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation