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Collaborating locally

King’s Vision 2029 sets out our ambition to be a civic university at the heart of London.

Our staff, students and alumni already work closely with local charities, schools and voluntary organisations and we know that these partnerships add value to research, education and to the communities around us.


With our home boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Westminster, we’ve identified four areas where we can do even more to serve, support and sustain our local communities: 

  • Education & attainment: ensuring everyone can aim high and reach their full potential
  • Business & enterprise: supporting the development of thriving local economies while creating opportunities for all
  • Community resilience: strengthening communities and helping them develop solutions to the problems they face
  • Health & wellbeing: improving the health and wellbeing of our communities through local partnership.

To deliver on this goal, we’re building stronger relationships with local authorities and working side by side with local organisations and community leaders to develop collaborative approaches to our shared challenges. Bespoke statements of intent with our local boroughs identify areas for collaboration informed by their ambitions and King’s strengths.

King’s Civic Charter sets out our commitment to London and the people who live, work and study here.

King's Volunteering

King’s Volunteering connects you with students and staff at King’s College London through our one-stop shop, helping you find passionate volunteers who are committed to your social mission and want to help make a difference. If you are a charity, community interest company, social enterprise, or organisation with a clear social mission, and are looking for volunteers to enhance the impact of your work, we would love to hear from you.

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Partnership in practice

King's Scholars

King’s Scholars

Working with pupils in Lambeth Southwark and Westminster to access highly selective universities

The REACH Study

The REACH Study

Working to understand the best ways to promote good mental health among young people

HERON

HERON

Promotes self-management and recovery among young people experiencing early signs of poor health

Hospital Heroes

Hospital Heroes

After-school club for year 7 to 9 pupils from non-selective schools in Lambeth and Southwark

Opportunities for local communities and organisations

Across the university, we offer a range of opportunities with, to and for local communities, from online learning and exercise clases, to free legal advice and dental care. Click on the links below to find out more. 

What can King's offer me?

For local communities

Connect with King's, take part in activities across our campuses or find support or advice

Board Bank

Board Bank

Supporting local charities to identify new trustees

Space sharing

Space sharing

King's offers local community organisations the opportunity to use King's space with no hire fee